Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mermaid painting for A Sailors Grave

Here is my piece for the "A Sailor's Grave" art show @ the Sailor Jerry Store, opening Friday (11/12) at 8. I wanted to do something that had Sailor Jerry's simplistic detail, and used the traditional tattoo colors of black, green and red. I sketched out what I wanted to do, then broke out 3 stencils for each color. Rather than using solid colors, I went over areas, then added light sprays of black for shading. I think it has a lot more depth than my usual work. Once that was done, I went drew in the detail with a fine point paint marker. I'm extremely excited for this show, and I hope to see a lot of familiar faces at the opening.

FUN FACT: we originally wanted the show to be called "Booze, Broads, and Boats," but SJ decided to change it.

4 comments:

Murderous T Stabwell said...

that face in particular is dead one! nice work, mang

BleedingEdges said...

Thanks, I get nervous doing details by hand, but I think it was necessary for this.

kc said...

nice, you do sailor jerry proud!

pw! said...

Jeff thanks so much again for curating and including us in such an awesome show. can't wait to hear how it all went!

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