Wednesday, July 30, 2008

No Parachute Required Show!

The No Parachute Required Show was a great success! I would like to thank everyone who came out and showed their support.

"The No Parachute Required Crew"
From the left: Michael Byers, Christina Ung (me), Rey Ortega, Greg hill and Alexei Vella
(Missing: Kyung Soon Park)

For personal and gallery images, I always start off by drawing what I want to draw. The meanings and conceptual ideas behind these images come naturally during the process. Here are the stages I went through to create “Monkey Business”.

Initial sketch, marker and pen on paper.

Line art, Ink on Bristol, 11.5” X 17”

Final art, Line art scanned and coloured in Photoshop

With this illustration, I explored the elements of FIGHT. The two fighters are the main focal point but a closer observation reveals a crowd of monkeys who take on human-like qualities. Even though the crowd is separated from the fight by a fence, they are very much in essence, the driving force of the fight.