fan art is fun art
Most artists create representations of well-loved celebrities, movie or TV scenes, musicians or athletes. This diary is where my favorite fan art will dwell in digitally-rendered glory. And I'm egotistical enough to admit they'll never look better.
'ANTHRACITE EYES' & 'GIRL CRUSH SOCIALITE'
Two tribute pieces to 60s It Girl and Andy Warhold muse, Edie Sedgwick. Rebel socialite and 'poor little rich girl', she has been a style icon and fashion inspiration through the generations, and admittedly, inspired a bit of a girl crush in this artist.
This Fan Art was inspired by a YouTube video from the music artists 'Anna RF'. Per my usual M.O., I first illustrate the subject in Illustrator, then add effect layers in Photoshop mixing grungy elements with actual photos of rock texture. This image made me think of solitude, so Solitude is its title.
With belly dance being a great passion, I find much inspiration in this art form and with the many dancers who perform on the circuit. In this stylized imagery of dancer Zoe Jakes of Oakland, California based artists 'Beats Antique', I wanted to convey the erosion of the ancient along with multiple pattern layers for added texture and depth.
Most-Wanted Warrior is one of my favorite pieces of personal Fan Art, created from a screen capture of a video by Oakland-based musicians, Beats Antique. I like the fierceness of this warrior sporting an anticipatory grin of battle as he removes the concealing hood from his head. Fierce and visceral.