Again a quick speed paint before going to bed. 30 minutes.
Didn't save all the passes this time. Started destroying a photo. I saw the batman while playing the shapes. So I decided to do a sort of a fan art piece. I didn't want to represent the batman as the kick ass super hero, but I tried to show his real nature: being a detective.
and the breakdown....I know....doesn't make sense at all. I tried to record my screen, but my little laptop is too old and or I record or I paint.
Lazy Sunday. Didn't know what to do, so I started to play a little bit with various cubes and shapes in Maya. I found a composition that I liked, and I brought a quick render in Photoshop. Started to paint over and I ended up with a futuristic environment.
Zombie period. A friend gave me as a gift Max Brook's "Zombie survival guide" (loved it); in the last couple of nights I watched both zombie movies and "The walking dead". Except that lately I have sleeping problem (I wonder why), tonight I was messing around with a photo to find some interesting shape. Guess what...I've seen zombie shape.
Speed painting 2hr (not so speed, but whatever); loss of details, just mood enough. Like the camera angle.
I recently moved to Irvine from L.A. for working reason. It was a sort of sad day...and mostly because I was leaving the guys you see in the pictures. Great people, awesome friends, all skilled talented crazy artists. I spent with them every single day, from the morning till the morning after, saturday and sunday included, for two years and an half of my life. They threw me an "unsuspected" party 2 days before I left. That night, I was looking at them from outside of the apartment of my friend Jeff (he is in the picture as well) and for a second it was like being in 1970. The design of the house, the night, the colors of the clothes they were wearing, the palms...anyway, everything around was sort of suggestive. That night, when I came back at home, I had that image sticking in my mind like a photo. I didn't want to forget it, so I drew it....and than I felt asleep 30 minutes after (it was already 4 am)....on my desk.
this is the painting...I know...loss of details. I don't care. I just wanted to catch that moment as I've seen it.
this are my friend. The bigger picture on the left was taken at the birthday party of that old man on the left. The other two awesome people are Tiffany and Adam, both of them were there, but I don't know why they don't appear.
So...there we go. Why did I call my blog "vividessa"? "Vividessa" is actually "vividezza" in Italian, which means vibrance in English. It's an homage to a good friend and talented artist, Justin Pichetrsungi who was reading "vividezza" as "vividessa"in my files of photoshop (which I have it in Italian...since we are good in english and we need also the softwares to be translated in italian).
"Hey Stefano! You don't have any vividessa filter in this painting. What happened man?" he is use to say. Anyway. I explained the reason...doesn't make any sense, I know...but makes me smile every time I think of it.