Thursday, January 17, 2008

Silkscreening 5: SOAO

I could've sworn I posted this already, but it looks like I forgot: here's the last of the posters I made in that silkscreening class I took a few months back. It's for another friend, who performs solo under the name Son of an Oracle, or SOAO (so-ow) for short. From his website:

"Son of an Oracle was born and raised in Guyana and currently resides in Brooklyn. His name is in homage to his father, leader of one of Guyana's most famous vocal groups, The Oracles. Whether with his band, Kaliband, or solo, his music is an energizing fusion of funk, soul, rock, and world beat, with a host of influences from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and the United States."

(His band Kaliband is well worth checking out, too.)

Since SOAO was the only one of my initial round of posters to request something for his solo act, rather than a band, I thought a portrait might be appropriate, and it was a good opportunity to do something else in the style I'd been using for Berlin, which I was really enjoying. I think it achieves a different effect here, though, which I like. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this style has at least a little versatility to it.

So here's the original design, done in much the same method as the Berlin drawings: Sharpie, then computer.

And here's the final print. As this was the last thing I worked on as part of this class, I was kinda up against the wall, time-wise, which meant when I didn't quite have the right inks to mix the colors I wanted, I had to improvise a bit. So, the colors are a bit different than I originally intended, but I think it still looks pretty good!


Anonymous said...

Dude, I am totally going to lay some illustration work on you.

Eric Skillman said...

Lay it on me! I would absolutely be up for that!