The Illustrators Journal

Pinetop Perkins

Yesterday I was playing around with this sketch of Pinetop Perkins. I was reading something about him on the internet and listening to some of his music and I started drawing. As I drew I thought I’d add some color to the art. I had seen a poster I liked and I wanted to try doing a piece that looked like it.

Pinetop Perkins

As I went along I decided to finish up with a limited palette using only my brush tools in photoshop. The rougher and more spontaneous the strokes the better. I was fighting my safety blanket of rendering everything smnoothly and realistically trying to maintain a fresh and clean approach. As I did this I started to wonder what this was gonna end up being. I had to add some type as this was suppose to be a poster of some type so I started to play with fonts.

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