As of late I’ve stopped painting by hand and have been drawing straight into illustrator, which is nothing new for me, but I’ve been working at loosening up my interpretation of the figure, and getting more intuitive. I’m just doing what feels right at that given moment and not stressing about an overall philosophy to my work… basically not over thinking it. Its feeling more natural to me, and for the first time in a long time I like what I’m seeing. I just finished a slew of other projects and I’m excited to post them here in the coming weeks.
So here is this week’s cover of The Nashville Scene along with the sketch they approved. The story centers around the American Renaissance Conference and how the people in their movement believe they are intellectual racists. Unlike the KKK, this movement seeks to explain their beliefs through science and intellectual thought (yeah, right).
The direction I got was to show someone looking sophisticated wearing the ku klux klan hood, How could I refuse?! Probably the most fun I’ve had on a job in a while. Thanks to Elizabeth Jones for asking me to work on this, this was a complete joy to do and hopefully the first of many collaborations.