Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Jay-Z

This was the second assignment due for my Illustration Core class taught by Gary Taxali. In this illustration, he wanted us to illustrate a portrait of a still living, famous person. I wanted my concept to actually fall into a current event, pretending like this was an actual commission. When I went through all the celebrities I knew of (which isn't many) and then counted all the ones I would actually like to do a portrait of, I was so happy to find that Jay-Z would block in my mental check list. He recently left Def Jam and is going to start a label with Apple.


Sketch of Jay-z

Jay-Z portrait
Final digital painting on Corel Painter. (Referenced Jay-Z's face)

19 comments:

Caitlin said...

You just threw my, "digital illustration sucks!" comment right back in my face with this image. (I kinda knew you would.)

Cristian Camaroschi said...

wow.....thats it nothing else just wow.

The Flying Trilobite said...

Jesse! I am granting you an "E for Excellent Blog Award". Check out the post at:
http://glendonmellow.blogspot.com/2008/02/more-than-scribbles-in-margin.html

You can place the graphic permanently on your blog if you wish.

danSEDDON said...

ITS THA APPLE IN THE BUILDING? This is insane man so forking good man. nuts!

sickbody said...

a) holy crap, your digital work has progressed so much!

guess who?


who else
is
crazyyyy!
lol
okay.

i'll give you a hint...
i have SMALL EYESSSSSS lol

charisse said...

that is just craziness jesse! good job....

sheryan said...

jesse this is one of my most favourite digital paintings that i've seen you do so far. it was such a pleasant surprise to see when i randomly dropped by... blew me away :)

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