I’ve been going back to work on my Masters of Fine Arts with a focus on Graphic Design. This new series was part of my Advanced Typography class and it was intense and fun. I did a paper on contemporary artists who’s work incorporates typography. then I pulled small pieces out of their paintings to do paintings of my own. Ended up doing all 26 letters of the alphabet. This was done in Adobe Sketch and you can see the process at: https://youtu.be/HGcH3bKWkz8
This is the second quick drawing I did based on a painting by Max Hammond. Trying to make it my own, I used Prismacolor colored pencil instead of his rich oils. This is a small sketch about 6″ x 9″ that I finished in late January.
I’ve been looking at the work of Max Hammond and so enjoy the color, passion, strength and freedom of expression he pours into his work. I’ve been playing with his ideas and making them my own, while trying hard to loosen up and work more quickly. These small sketches are the result.