July 30, 2012

3rd of 8 Theater J illustrations

In April, I was hired by Theater J to create 8 illustrations; one for each play in their 2012-2013, taking over for Waltz with Bashir art director and illustrator David Polonsky. Because of time issues, I was asked to create line drawings with some shading instead of paintings.

The third play of the season is Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie  devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley:

"This boisterous retelling of the life of America’s troubadour blends musical numbers, scenes from Guthrie’s life and excerpts from his progressive newspaper column. The infectious and moving piece brings to life a true American hero, who proudly declared he would “always be there whenever working folks fight for their rights.”
First Round of Rough Sketches

Final Rough Sketch

 Final Line Drawing

At the last minute it was decided that Woody in a jacket and tie did not work, so they were switched for a flannel shirt.

Final Illustration
(graphite and colored in Photoshop)

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