Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In progress: new commission piece

Hey everyone,

I'm working on a new commission piece, a pretty large one. Basically, what the customer wants is a painting of them and their motorcycle, and for the background to be a collage of all the places they've visited on the bike. After many tries at different compositions and thumbnails, I came to a conclusion. the piece is going to look "collage-like" no matter what I do. So, with that in mind, I just started laying the shapes of the places in like puzzle pieces, not worrying about what makes sense but just what looks cool. Here's a couple progress shots I've been taking along the way. I'll post the final when I'm finished.

- Josh


  1. Pretty sick man, how far along into the painting is this ?

  2. About a third of the canvas size wise. The other 2/3 are a bit more complicated though and are taking longer than what you see above. It's going to be a very busy painting. They gave me like a stack of photos to work from that they want in the piece. It's cool though, it's good exercise to paint stuff like this. And I'm painting a motorcycle which I've never done before, so that's cool.