7/25/08

Self-Portrait



Here's a self-portrait I've been working on in my spare time. I liked how Roy Lichtenstein drew from the style of early comics and made it something else, but what I realized was that the original tiny panels he was ripping off are marvelous on their own without needing to be elevated to fine art paintings! Check out Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein to see some gorgeous panels from mid 20th century comics blown up so you can really get a look at them and their printing process. There's just something about seeing the delicate and cheap balance of the halftones mixtures and registration in your face like that that makes me feel the same way I do about a great, sloppy punk band live- like it could all fall apart.

4 comments:

Andrea Kowch said...

VERY cool! Love it!!

Dave Chow Illustrations said...

I'm a huge John Romita fan and have always wavered on that line of "did he get ripped off by Roy Lichenstein or not?"

Seeing what you're doing with this style & technique is great. Keep cooking with it!

Maureen said...

this looks great! i like the colors.

Kat Friday said...

thanks Lee!

you're kicking some major art ass yourself, i haven't seen you do these types of illustrations before. i love!