Monday, March 19, 2007

Final Bob Dylan for Minnesota Monthly!

Here's my final Dylan, was fun to work on, of course I had to listen to some Dylan while working on it, never hurts, only inspires! While working on my Harpo piece, I had Marx Brother movies playing on my I-Mac . . . good times!


Blogger Tim Bye said...

Great piece! Nice concept

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man you rules! Greeting from Croatia! Visit me...

3:08 PM  
Blogger Mark Behm said...

Nice, man. Great collar. Heh heh.

6:49 PM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

what a lovely lovely piece! You really captured him!

9:05 PM  
Blogger Larry Seiler said...

nice job...!!!! Though...I'm only about a decade, lookin' at that cake is point made not TOO funny!!!!


nudda good one, kid!!!

I like the subtle shimmer on the extinguisher handle..and that bit of light on his back jowel/neck. Great dimension...

10:45 PM  
Blogger TURCIOS said...

IMPRESIONANTE! aquí te sigo.un abrazo

10:54 AM  
Blogger caricaturas said...

Very good Jazz!

11:13 AM  
Blogger TS said...

I have to tell ya... I think the techique is excellent as usual: color, use of tone, etc.

However, I'm not wild about the composition, staging and expression.

- His expression is pretty dead. He is not quite looking at the cake but not quite looking at the viewer. Not being a big Dylan fan, I suppose I could rationalize that this is "how he always looks".

- Should it look like he is holding the nozzle with his left hand and his right hand on the trigger? Call me a stickler, But I like the idea of him holding the extinguisher like a person would really hold an extinguisher (this would be like drawing harpo holding is horn from the center). The setup is such that this is suppose to be right after the blowing-out. With the way you have it now the posing feels kind of unnatural and forced.

- Overall the staging is a bit flat: very horizontal. It feels like it needs a diagonal element to break it up.

Again, your execution is pretty kick-ass but I think the composition and staging aren't up to your usual standard.

1:27 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Thank you all for your comments, they are much appreciated!

7:52 AM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

I like how he has a kind of quizzical look in his eyes, like he cannot believe this much time has passed, and he has reached this age. perfect facial expression for the moment!

I love how realistically you illustrated the fire extinguisher--that had to be the hardest bit.

9:07 AM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

I thought he was DONE using the fire extinguisher and was just holding it as an afterthought, which means you'd hold it without thinking about HOW you are holding it. His mind is on the years at this point--well that's what I thought when I saw it anyway.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Larry Seiler said... me, it is an after thought.

I think is always very useful to receive a critique. I have given my share of such myself on Wetcanvas over the years.

The "dead" look is one I can relate to at my age.

Heck...look, smoldering is still coming out of the extinguisher, and four candles somehow survived. Hhhmm...that would be enough to puzzle anyone into a state of denial...muse of what this means if anything!

I guess if I were to be picky and a critique was really called for, I know from students messin' around with extinguishers or that time (Jason remembers) I needed to actually use one in our own kitchen because I had done something stupid...they leave quite a mess.

so, if a critique was in order (and further if the art director of the intended department this illustration is heading would tolerate)...I'd have the residue mess with fragments in his hair...and the cake dusted all over with it.

but...I think the point comes across well regardless, and that look on the face begs any of us with a sense of the times, the reflect and wonder where it all went? How it happened so fast? What does the future hold? Have I in anyway really made any kind of diddly squat difference in the world with all my best intentions??

A time to ante up...

9:30 AM  
Blogger bog_art said...

Amazing job.. just amazing..

12:10 PM  
Blogger mike said...

Hah hah! That's great! Like your style and that piece of hardware is great....

11:48 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Great likeness, Jason. But my favourite bit is the way you painted the extinguisher, especially the handle.

4:05 AM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

I like how the fire extinguisher blower reminded me right away of a gramophone horn, too. I like his hair and his shirt also.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Zazie said...

Wow fantastic!!!

Have a nice day!


9:13 AM  
Blogger Dale Stephanos said...

Jason, it must be nice to have your father 's advice on your work, considering what an accomplshed artist he is. And he must be very proud of how skilled you are. I always marvel at well you paint. Dylan's skin is really something here.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

HA!! HA! Fun piece, love the cake!

9:46 AM  

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