Sunday, May 17, 2009
TABOO paints Askew's sketch
So Saturday morning I woke up all prepared to paint the 1st out line that Askew submitted for me to paint. I intended to paint it on a box truck that makes fruit deliveries throughout Brooklyn. But as I looked out the widow I saw the storm clouds on the horizon, I didn’t think I was going to paint at all. It drizzled on and off all morning, so I eventually got fed up waiting for good weather, and decided to paint a tunnel. I chose to paint the 2nd outline as my plans to paint the truck didn’t work out.
I didn’t intend to paint this outline so I didn’t really study it like I did the 1st one. After sketching the T – A, I started to get nervous that I would get lost as the shapes were so unfamiliar to me. I kept referencing the printed out sketch, even as I filled in to double check myself. Once I had the piece filled in and started to cut out the letters, it all came together. I genuinely had a good experience painting this loose style.
For the most part I stayed true to Askew’s letter forms and modified a few of the throw offs. I stretched out the 2nd O and added a throw off to match the stretched out look of the T. My favorite part of the piece is the right leg of the A kicking the B in the ass... really clever.
Over all it was a great experience. Once again I’m really glad to be apart of this project. Sorry for the crappy photo, that’s actually a silver fill with white highlights. The glare from the opening of the tunnel makes the silver look white.