these past few months, i've been dabbling in some other things. here are a few of the jazz musicians that i chose to draw for the rain barrels on parade project that pittsburgh's storm works and nine mile watershed association set up through funding by american eagle outfitters. i scanned my drawings and printed them out on acetate in which i then painted on the backs of them with acrylics using mostly sponges to have a textural look. there's some gold leaf in there as well. here are the print outs prior to painting.
mary lou williams
here is somewhat the final product of the rain barrel. it is currently on display at the us steel building lobby in downtown pittsburgh. it will be up for auction sometime in september.