to be honest I got a graphic tablet for christmas and I have just been totally experimenting with everything in terms of digital art at the minute. … shapes and colours etc. I even wanted to use it for the research period and while watching documentaries or reading about the artists I did sketchnotes on my tablet and little drawings. just mostly outllining the first stages of their career and how they came to be or what inspired them. I wasn’t sure for a while what I was going to pick for this project, whether or not I wanted to have a running theme. I started drawing this first image (REVEAL) playing around mostly just with fat swatches of colour and it began to look like a forest scene so I went a long with it and fit it in with Kusuma’s interest in nature .
This started the idea of focusing on the artists beginnings, more so, humble beginnings. Each of these artists have experienced fame on a huge level, coming from nothing, and so it’s interesting for me to look back on a time in which no one really focuses as much anymore. Looking at a place or something in particular which inspired them or was important in making them who they are today. There were a few other artists who inspired me at this time such as, Nejc Prah, Inji Seo, Ram Han and …. all of which are portraying bright eye catching colours which is something I aimed to achieve in this project, really playing with colour, also texture, colour and brush stroke. the first three images I did with the bright coloured backgrounds I tried to re think and do think it works well now with more basic background colours. grain, colour swatches, colour inspiration from basquiat
talk about the posters themselves and the story behind each humble beginning
in terms of experimenting with these final images I messed around with the hue and saturation of my images, they kind of look like night and day versions of the drawings but it was cool to see how they would look with an even madder colour scheme