Thursday, April 2, 2009

SURFACING SERPENT (SKETCH)

So I went down to Fuzion Ink to do a guest spot for their one year anniversary and had all intention of finishing every piece I had started, but just like every other guest spot I do, I ended up getting myself in way over my head on one of the pieces.  Fortunately for me, Fuzion Ink is only about an hour and a half from hear and Tom was more then willing to travel.  Tom had initially asked me for a dragon on his chest, but before I knew it I had filled the page with a drawing that was ridiculously too big.  So I showed Tom the piece and told him that it would look much better on the ribs, but if he wasn't willing to go that route then I'd draw something else up that would fit a little better.  He liked the drawing so much that he offered up his ribs and we started crunchin away.  I honestly didn't think he'd go for it but after we had finished the first session I threw out the idea of bringing it down and showing everything under water.  The first couple of sittings he really didn't say much about it but as we got closer to finishing the upper half he started talking about bringing it down.  Below is the sketch of the lower half that I drew on a photo of the upper half that I took before the last session.  I'm hoping to have this piece knocked out within the next couple of months.  So as soon as I have some good pictures of the completed piece I'll toss them up.


6 comments:

Ward-E-O said...

thats wonderful

anima-base said...

It is Gorgeous~~~
Very stunning artwork. Jesse.

len said...

Jesse

wanted to say i love your work. very inspirational. I also wanted to see if it was true that you used to work for Kamans in Va? If so, I wanna thank you for giving me hope that I can be something great in this new medium after a long life of workin in the parks.

arte es vida!

Pyrrhus Darwin Castello said...

Dood! Bigger picture!

Jesse Smith said...

Yup, I definitely used to work for Kamans:) Drew caricatures for about 2 years at Busch Gardens and airbrushed at Kings Dominion for a year. It definitely helped pave the road for my current work.

Jesse Smith said...

Hey Petri:) I'll definitely post a bigger picture when everything is complete. You'll be one of the first to know.