Finished up a 2 week freelance gig on Friday so I doodled a little last night and this morning now that I have some free time again.
After I finished Randy's, I was still feeling super motivated to draw so I decided to take on another Los Angeles landmark. While drawing Randy's I realized that my style lent itself to painting so I made a few modifications. to see how it'd look. Which do you prefer?
As a side note, I took the original mural and dropped it in in Photoshop. I'm not skilled enough to recreate real art on my own.
You start to think about the things you miss when you're stuck inside during a pandemic. It's kind of like how I think about what I miss while I'm dieting. In this case, I'm doing both simultaneously. As such, I realized I really really miss donuts. So I illustrated the biggest one I could think of.
I was originally going to just do it as a black and white, but decided to add color once I got close to finishing. Both versions are below. Have a preference?
I was going through some old photos I shot while I was living in NY and found one from the Fort George Neighborhood that I thought would make a good illustration.
I started out more or less tracing the original photo, but figured out that doing it that way was super inefficient and created perspective issues since every individual window would have to be custom made. I remembered that Illustrator has a Perspective Grid tool, so I figured out how to use it and was able to be way more efficient as a result.