Sunday, July 17, 2011

Illustration Friday-Gesture

The word for this week from Illustration Friday was "gesture." For some reason the mannerisms that Marlon Brando adopted for his portrayal of Vito Corleone in The Godfather came to my mind immediately. So I knocked out this illustration in just a few hours. This says gesture to me. I hope you like it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Steve Bartkowski

I did this painting of Steve Bartkowski (quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons during the 1970's and 80's) late last fall for a charity luncheon. Bart attended and spoke to several of us Falcon fans. I got to meet him and had him sign a print of this for me. It now hangs proudly in my studio.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Illustration Friday-Stay

The word for this week was "stay." I knew a lot of my fellow artists would probably illustrate the command for dogs or some variation of that command. I went in a different direction.

I thought of that old great pop song "Stay." You know it.....Stay A-a-a-a-ah, just a little bit longer (Please) Please, please, please, please Tell me you're going to....Remakes of this great song were done by several artists and hits came from the versions by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Jackson Browne.

The original hit though that most of us know was penned by a 15 year old Maurice Williams and recorded later by Williams and his group the Zodiacs. That is who I chose to depict in my illustration....Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs in the studio (or on stage singing "Stay." I hope that you like it.