Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Jim Jones for KING Magazine



Here's another silhouette spot illustration for KING magazine. Like the Kanye West, this Jim Jones painting was done as a 1/4 page spot. I painted the Kanye and Jim Jones in four to five days, that's including sketching and all the goings on of working a job. I really enjoyed the look of Jim's mouth, looked a bit greasy, sort of slimy, so I tried to capture that feeling a bit.

Jim Jones is a very successful business man, but in the "business world" people are confused how he became so successful . . . . . I don't know anything about him, or Kanye for that matter, but I was told that he's pretty much horrible at everything he does. So the a.d. wanted me to portray him as a bum of sorts wearing a business suit.


These are some of the sketches that I did in prep for the painting.

16 Comments:

Blogger lucas said...

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8:26 AM  
Blogger leibholz said...

I have no words to say about your work jason
you're really good, brilliant...
the kanye West is just perfect...
your work really inspire me
all the best
lucas

8:31 AM  
Blogger Niall O loughlin said...

Fantastic Jason, love the Kanye also, thxs for the sneak peek earlier.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Rich Conley said...

Jason, as I said on the NCN, these are brilliant. Just a quick question, I'm curious as to the pose for Jim Jones, it seems like a funny angle, since I don't know anything about him I'm guessing it's how he stands, does he ?
When I grow up I want to be you.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Marco Bucci said...

great one man! I love the handling of the fabric on this.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Josef Knoll said...

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9:46 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

A joy to look at - all... I'm heading down to Borders to see if tne mag is on the rack. Want to see these in print. Really excellent work Jason.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Restrepo said...

Excelente, excelente!!!!!

10:55 AM  
Blogger sensei said...

great pic

12:08 PM  
Blogger nick jarvis said...

I agree with Rich Conley, i too want to be you when i grow up! awesome job, every time I see Jim Jones i notice his button nose, not as cute as a "button nose" on a seven dwarf, but either way, good eye, cocky cocky cocky, great job as always, this is probably one of my favorite sets of yours, very inspiring, thanks Jason!

12:33 PM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

Your work on Kanie West and Jim Jones for KING Magazine is soooooooo graet !!
Love it !!
Good Work !

12:49 PM  
Blogger Jay Farley said...

Yeah this guy is a sleezebag. You captured him right on. Great work. You gotta check out the next one Im gonna post of George Clooney.

2:50 PM  
Blogger nick jarvis said...

great job again Jason, I tried my hand at Jay Z, hope it's turned out okay, come check it out!

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Amed said...

hi jason , i stumbled upon your blog this past week , i'm actually amazed by your style and the caricatures you are drawing. i'm not an art student (i study pharmacy) but i love drawing and art eversince i was a kid and i have the talent. and i want to give it some time so i can improve my skills. i want to study caricatures so i decided to practice on copying your artworks (i've almost downloaded every single artwork on this blog). i just have a couple of questions to ask you i hope you don't mind ...

(1) What kind of pencil do you use for sketching and shading ? ...

(2) When you do your shading do you start off right away with cross hatching or do some traditional smooth shading at first and then go over it a couple of times in the form of diagonal strokes in different angles to obtain this kind of cross-hatching ?

i guess i have my own style, it's just i need more development and to step up my skills ....
a few old / new examples of the way i draw (i'm kinda rusty now) :
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7907/hheadsmrne8.jpg
http://www.mangarevolution.com/image.php?imgid=2301
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/6328/boylj0.jpg
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4664/punkblackbk9.jpg
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/8112/up086zi8.jpg
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6117/lightpicho9ce1.jpg

Amed
I'll be 18 next month , hope to be friends with you , i'll stay tuned for your blog updates :)

thanks in advance and sorry for the long-read.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Thomas Fluharty said...

This is a great series bro. LOVE these.! they are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~T

10:04 PM  
Anonymous mrithyunjay said...

wow!!
complicated angle u have choosen ..
great.

12:39 AM  

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