Home of Kevin McSherry: Artist, illustrator, storyboard artist. Imaginative painter in traditional media and digital for the Wall Street Journal, Sunday Times, Chamber of Commerce Japan, Canadian Teachers' Pension Plan and many more.
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Digital Speed Painting
A painting/illustration made entirely in Affinity Designer and a Wacom drawing tablet, off the top of my head. I wanted to complete a digital image without first drawing a sketch and scanning it into the PC.
Last week a job with a tight deadline came through from Toronto. It was for an ad agency who wanted three different quirky versions of the da Vinci's Mona Lisa. So three artists were assigned one each. I haven't seen the others but I'd love to; it was such an enjoyable project.
So here's my version, 'The Selfie Mona Lisa'. I had my daughter hold a phone and pout in position for a reference photograph; I also found some very good photos of the original on line.
There's also an Isleworth Mona Lisa, which it's believed, da Vinci painted before he made the famous one with the enigmatic smile. This is the Mona Lisa that Raphael drew while studying under da Vinci. For my Selfie Mona Lisa, obviously I had to parody the most famous, later painting.
That's where I went to school, by the way; Isleworth. And incidentally, Van Gogh also taught in a previous incarnation of my secondary school. He taught Maths and religion, apparently. Famous place, Isleworth.…
The Fundit.ie campaign for my upcoming show, 'Flights of Fancy' is a few hours from closing and has exceeded expectations. Thank you all for the support and I'm currently working on the rewards for you.
I've attached a design for a poster which will go onto a sandwich board outside the space -and elsewhere around the locality as we come up to the opening date. In the spirit of crowd-activity, do let me know what you think. Squawk! http://fundit.ie/project/flights-of-fancy-art-exhibition
In response to all that's GUBU here on the Emerald Isle (to those outside of Ireland, GUBU is an acronym first used during a late 1980s political scandal: Grotesque; Unprecedented; Bizarre and Unbelievable - and it never seems to stop), I have my own newly-coined acronym for these hand-painted gift artworks: OPIUM: Original; Personal; Imaginative; Unique; Memorable.
I should add; addictive but that quality is inherent in the word and it would mess up my lovely new acronym.
Let me explain: I create these unique artworks to order, usually for retiring or otherwise departing executives. These projects are fun -with all the secret meetings and development, sketches and the growing feelings of expectation -and the party at the end where the presentation of the framed art is made.
So, I'm after all the PAs I can get my hands on (so to speak). That's my goal. PAs are the 'go-to' people when an unusual project comes up within a company: Something like procuring a retireme…