Saturday, November 13, 2010

Art Blocks For Ghana.

Here is my contribution to the "Art Blocks For Ghana" project.
All the Artists were given a square wood block to work with, and a theme, "Home".
There will be an exhibition of all the wood blocks at Gallery Nucleus in L.A, in March 2011.
All the details about the project can be found here.

Here are some of my preliminary sketches and composition thumbnails.



I originally intended to add a dog house on the roof of the boat, with a dog sleeping inside, and more props to make the deck of the boat more like a living room; a rug, a table with a vase and a flower... but as I decided to make the boat smaller in the lower right part of the composition, to show the vast ocean, it became too busy. Especially to draw that small on wood, i almost went blind.




And the final piece.


"Home Sweet Home" pencil and eraser on 10X10 wood block.

18 comments:

Polyminthe said...

Super beau l'ambiance que ça donne! Y'a une sous-couche de peinture blanche du coup?

SHOo said...

Alors là, ça fait plaisir! Super chouette!

Matt J said...

Genial! J'aime bien. Je toujours travaille sur mon effort . . .

Stéphane Kardos said...

- Merci Sylvain. Ben non, c'est le scan que j'ai fait qui donne l'impression d'avoir une sous couche de blanc. J'ai directement dessine au crayon sur le bois.
Le tiens cartonne!

- Merci SHOo!

- Super Matt. I didn't know you were working on one, can't wait to see it! Do you have time, you must be mega busy up there?
Bises! a bientot hein?

Matt J said...

Pfff - no time! Plus i'm trying to finish a comic for an Aardman anthology-

Nicolas said...

And the original is even better I feel lucky I had the chance to see it today !

Stéphane Kardos said...

- You're a very popular Man Mr Jones. Will you have time for me if I come up to visit, or do I have to book with you PA?

- Merci Nico! tu est trop gentil, j'apprecie beaucoup venant de ta pars!

Thierry Cattant said...

C'est vraiment excellent!

pierre alary said...

et on se skype quand? hein?

*lucile* said...

woa, c'est tres joli!
et c'est cool d'avoir intégré tes croquis de recherches..

*lucile* said...

woa c'est joli!
et c'est cool d'avoir mis tes croquis de recherches!

Maïlys said...

j'aime beaucoup cette idée, et c'est très finement réalisé! bravo :) et au passage, merci beaucoup pour votre message sur mon blog, ça m'a fait très plaisir! bonne continuation!

opi said...

Superbe.

peter richard harren said...

Holy crap!! This is so cool. What an awesome way to work.

TREVOR Simonsen said...

man this looks good. and great interpretation of the theme!

Richard Vallerand said...

Superbe, j'aime la compo et l'ambiance tempête. Très réussi!

Stéphane Kardos said...

Thanks all. If you attend the exhibition in L.A in March, it will be a good one!

sebastian unterrainer said...

reminds me of the movie "the storm"...great