This is a piece I did in my Sophomore year at Pratt Institute. That would have been 1996 or 1997. The professor would have been either Rudy Gutierrez or Don Albright, though I think it was Don. The assignment was to illustrate a story about inmates who had started making clothing in prison. I don't remember if the clothing was haute couture or not, but I certainly addressed it as though it wasn't. In case you're wondering the piece depicts sewing patterns hanging out in a dingy cell.
This was done during an almost two year phase during which I abandoned oils almost completely and used mixed media. This piece started with Dr. Ph. Martin's Water Soluble Inks on top of a pencil drawing. I then did a layer of pen and ink, followed by some acrylic paint, capped off with a bit of colored pencil. Between each layer of the various media, a coating of acrylic matte medium was applied, followed by a coating of Krylon Crystal Clear acrylic spray.
|I think I went a little overboard with the toothbrush spatter.|