Andy Warholish

I did a little more work on the AJ project. At first, I was just trying out different background colors. I was going to send this to Al and Gloria and let them decide which color they preferred. When I put them all together it looked quite charming. It reminded me of something Andy Warhol would have tried. I’ve decided to leave it as is.

Get well soon, Albert

This is for my big brother, Albert, as he is recovering from a kidney transplant operation. This is a caricature of his dog, A.J. So listen to A.J. and get well soon!

This art was a simple pencil sketch of A.J.’s face and a very vague, unfinished outline of his body. I then scanned it into Photoshop and painted it.

Colorful Hallucination

Several “Interesting Comments” below:

  • The dog may be the precursor to Brian of Family Guy.
  • “Chromium Brown” may indeed be a pigment of the imagination. Google it.
  • My sincere apologies for the poor reproduction quality of The Anonymous comic strips. I am scanning them from a copy, and not from the originals. I don’t know if I still have the originals. If I do, they are probably buried deep in storage.
  • I believe this idea was conceived after reading “Lust for Life”, a biographical novel about Vincent Van Gogh.
  • Not only is he searching for a non-existent paint color, his dog is talking.
  • Not only is his dog talking, but he doesn’t even have a dog.
  • Make sure that your studio is well ventilated.

Pencil and Pen

After the skeleton stage, I sketch using drawing pencils. Most of my artwork is 50% sketching and 50% erasing. When I am satisfied with the sketch, I trace it using a drawing pen. What you see above is the pen portion of this equation. At this point I am basically committing myself to my drawing and layout decisions. The only thing that changes after this is purely cosmetic. The outline, shading, shadowing, and color.