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Friday, March 02, 2007

Deco Party


Something a little different and decidedly non-rocketfictional: an illustration for the Design Exchange, for the invitation to their opening...this was pencil, ink linework, some airbrush, plus whiteout...

8 Comments:

Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Really superb work,fabulous Deco style !!

9:43 PM  
Blogger St John Street said...

Man Paul is there nothing you can't do I'm in love with this piece words can't express the true feeling i get from this hope all has been well, I'll be in touch soon take care you and the Fam!!!

Linton

2:40 AM  
Blogger Dik Pose said...

What a trip! Its very cool Paul! I enjoy seeing artist break away from what they normally do, well, maybe I mean from what they normally show us... very cool!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Paul Rivoche said...

Thanks Andrew, Linton, and Richard for the kind comments!

Yes, this one was a little different from what I usually post, but for years I've done a lot of different mainstream illustration--although a lot less lately--including advertising work, often in different styles to suit different jobs. On this one the client's request was to base the look on the deco style of a Canadian illustrator called Charles Comfort, whose deco look has influenced a lot of people. I took that as a starting point and made up the composition based on inspiration from his approach. It was quite challenging: when you try a different style you run up against all your ingrained habits and formularized ways of doing things.

1:56 PM  
Blogger the doodlers said...

Challenging and quite successful, Paul. It's a beauty. I can hear the glasses clinking and the murmur of partyers...

And it's traditional medium, which in some way is all the more impressive. Do you have it hanging on your wall now?

~Arna

11:05 AM  
Blogger Paul Rivoche said...

Thanks Arna! I did that a few years ago---one of the last airbrush pieces I did--only using the airbrush to apply mostly-flat tones...now I would end up doing it on the computer....gave up completely on the airbrush, and won't return...

It was on the wall for a while---but now it's skulked off to a drawer somewhere...got tired of looking at it...

10:04 PM  
Blogger Fabian T said...

I loved this pic..thanks!

Rocket Spanish

10:49 AM  
Blogger Paul Rivoche said...

Thanks for saying so, fabian!

10:24 PM  

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