Helmets, hats, masks; all manner of facial coverings interest me. Samurai helmets are particularly riveting to me because of the artistry involved. Additionally, the face coverings emote dramatically, lending themselves to beautiful shadows.
I thought I’d celebrate the arrival of summer with some ink wash faces. I love to draw brad faced, bald men’s faces, and adding a little wash allows me to bring out more of their features than if I just did black and white.
If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, I suppose you’ll get the idea right off the bat. However, let me bring our new friends up to speed: I love putting the faces of my friends and family on shirts and other media. On the shirt below is my friend David. I have yet to give this to him, so if you’re reading this right now, David, please act surprised when I give this to you.
I put these French Bulldogs in for the hell of it.
I continue my love affair with putting people’s faces on shirts with my friend Mike. I used a high contrast photo of Mike’s fierce visage to cut a stencil (shown below). With that I used an un-coated screen to print the stencil.