Thursday, April 06, 2006

August Darnell for Ivan

I did a quick sketch and ink drawing of August Darnell -AKA Kid Creole- as a quick demo for an art student who visited our booth at the Los Angeles show, I asked him to scan the sketch so I can finish it at home, this afternoon he emailed me the drawing and I turned it into a poster, kind of a Milton Glaser meets Per Arnoldi in a dark alley. I'm a long time admirer of the bandleader extraordinaire, Darnell and both of his groups: 'Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band' and "Kid Creole & The Coconuts' Here's my tip of the hat to all three artists.

Kid Creole


Kid Creole


Kid Creole Sketch



EDIT: This coming Sunday -April 9th- I will be attending Nashua's Comic Book Show, if you live in New Hampshire show up and let's get together.

Abrazos,
-Alberto

24 comments:

Oscar Grillo said...

Wonderful!

Process Junkie said...

Darnell always seemed to me like he was born 40 years too late, he has that elegant Cab Calloway demeanor, a very clever man who dresses to kill.

A. Riabovitchev said...

BEAUTIFUL!Not.Really Beautiful!:O)

Newsquirt said...

lovely as usual, you kill at illustrator pal!

Process Junkie said...

Actually, that's all done in Photoshop. refresh your browser's page, I just added the actual sketch.

A. Riabovitchev said...

I love final result!

Newsquirt said...

love the clean lines of the final. Just goes to show it's the artist and not the tool :P

Anonymous said...

Good stuff! Try not to get lost on your way to NH this time!
-j

Jorge Noujaim said...

nice. very graphic!

manucha said...

I am so glad Ivan came through in sharing the piece you drew for him. The poster you created is so beautifully classy. It reminds me of the zootsuits and ruca era.

The Original Dangster said...

Dang, pour some HAWT sauce on that piece.

I got a suit just like that one, and let me tell you if I looked any more FLY in it, I'd be hoverin around some dog shit.

KICK ASS my brother...Now that your using Photoshop, I can show you haw to use Lens Flare!

Process Junkie said...

Thanks,Andrei, Manucha, Jason & Jorge

Anonymous: We'll get lost again, I promise.:)

The Original Dangster: Why don't put together a step-by-step Lens Flare tutorial?

Eduardo said...

Genial! Para que decir más

Bill Morton said...

Brilliant! and a little different for you. Great job.

Rebekit said...

Extraordinaire!

donnachada said...

Love these Alberto. By the way, thanks for posting up all the inspirational posts of Mykkänen, Subirachs and Guayasamin. Really powerful work. I'll certainly be hunting down more pieces. I told you before, but your Scribbletts are really amazing. Enough arse kissing already. You know I dig what your doing.

John Beatty said...

Great!

Keep killin'em...

Process Junkie said...

Gracias a todos por sus comentarios.
Donnachada: El placer es todo mio.
Morton: Change is good.
Eduardo: Hey, gracias por mencionarme en tu blog.
BigGuy: I'm going to need some black Tees for NC, I'll give you a call later this week.

Justin Leigh Leiter said...

Thanks for posting the original sketch...cool to see what you changed, to make the shapes read better, give more hip movement to the figure, etc. Terrific use of color and design!

Great to see you continue posting over here...but whatever happened to Scribblettes??

Process Junkie said...

Justin: The scribblettes is a project I have always wanted to do for fun, but the constant traveling makes it difficult to maintain on a regular basis, that's why I started it back in december when I was home for two and a half months straight. If you recall, my announcement reads: I'll do this for the rest of my natural life or until I get tired of drawing' I still draw everyday but these days I have an incredible amount of chores to do, I'm going through a transitional period, in my personal life, which has nothing to do with art but a lot to do with family and home and other duties and responsibilities, I'm also working hard at finishing my new books for San Diego and my Adobe Illustrator How-to book, and of course as always, I get distracted by whatever happens in between. I will get back to the scribblettes as soon as I clear my plate. That's not at the top of my priorities at this time.

REE said...

one word: STYLE.

Versatility is a mark of greatness.

and, it's no wonder you post a variety of inspirations.

thanks again, man.

Kyle Marshall said...

Magnifico!

Justin Leigh Leiter said...

Thanks for the honest words, Alberto...didn't know about the Illustrator book. We'll look forward to that and your other upcoming projects.

Best wishes on all the other complexties of life that sometimes get in the way of drawing naked ladies. Or at least posting them. :)

Brooklyn Bluesman said...

Wow-first time checking out your blog! Sweet-you really captured the essence with your poster. Classy,trashy and stylish. Nice work.