May has been moving along at a steady clip. Birthday madness has coupled with looming deadlines to keep me away from my blogging duties. No longer. The Wolf and I have been at work in the studio on a few projects. We’re moving into the realm of portraiture, and who better to start it off than Pee Wee Herman. Maryanna provided a brilliant likeness in ink and charcoal for me to lend my digital touch to. I couldn’t ask for a better starting point. Her shading picks up the texture and color that I add in post very well.
I wanted the background to pay tribute to Gary Panter, who art directed the Pee Wee’s Playhouse TV show. Panter’s work has definitely inspired my style over the years. The resulting composition is an acid soaked portrayal of a very interesting character.