Halloween is fast approaching and all of New York is abuzz with pop-up costume shops on every corner. It might be fair to say that New Yorkers love Halloween as much as they love Thanksgiving or Christmas. That suits me just fine because it also happens to be my favorite holiday. The gory window displays, bags of little chocolate bars, opportunity to play dress-up, what's not to love about Halloween? I chose to post my dynamic drawing project you see above as a tribute to the darkest, most moodiest time of year. Something about the expressions on the girls faces reminds me of film noir femme fatales.
I've included four photographs of the 20 x 30 illustration board to indicate the process I underwent to complete it. We started with an overlay of newsprint with the figures drawn loosely on it. They were then transferred to the board with led. After which we had to construct the figures with sharpie markers, by using our magazine references, and finding only circles, squares, and triangles in their shadows. It took 3 boxes of sharpie markers to complete this project. I don't think I stopped seeing geometric shapes in everything I looked at for days after it was completed. This was the first major project I did at FIT. Nice to see how far I've come. Enjoy!!