Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thouroughly Modern Willie


This was a super fun illustration I did for our Arts section this past week. The concept was to show how Shakespeare has been interpreted in so many modern ways and wondering if we've gone too far on some occasions. The story was written by James Hebert, see it here. I loved the chance to rip off Andy Warhol with these portraits - his colors are so much fun. It was done entirely in photoshop. By the way, I stole the fedora directly from a photo of Bogart. Hope it brightens your day!

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Coolio! I've been working with illustrator and photoshop for my summer classes. Its fun to manipulate photos for something else! Hope all is well Love you and miss you!

Fleas said...

Very cool! We took the kids recently to the MFA here in St. Pete where they have an exhibit of Andy Warhol's work. I will have to show the kids your illustration.

cdmB said...

Sarah, make sure you play with the faux finish brushes too - they are a blast to work with. Miss you too!

cdmB said...

Fleas, I wasn't a fan of Andy Warhol until I had some time to kill in Pittsburgh and went to his museum. It's so great to see a piece of art in person - especially his, when you see how big most of them are. I was the same with Edward Hopper - his pieces are nice in a book, but when you see how huge they are you get how great they are too! I love the museum in St. Pete. Good job exposing the kids to art.

Vincent Martinez said...

Watching you and love your work. I see your smile in this work of yours.