Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Taboo Sketches By Jurne

The 1st sketch was inspired by the style of Joe Shuster, who illustrated the early Superman comic strips of the 1930s and 40s. After sketching a bunch of Taboo pieces and not really liking how any of them came out, the word 'ta-boom' came to me while flipping through a book featuring reprinted Superman comics. I envisioned the letters to be exploding out of the background, and after sketching the explosion part, I got the idea to put some Spy vs. Spy characters in there as well. I kept the letters simple after trying out more complex ones because I felt that with the more connections and additions that I put on the piece, they took away from the effect of flying out of the explosion.
Your characters are always fresh, and I know you get down with the illustration outside of graffiti Taboo, so I'm excited to see how you do this.

The 2nd sketch is a 2-for-1 piece, an idea I have been playing around with a little in other pieces. I wanted to capture two similar, yet distinct letters for each letter of the piece.

Cant wait to see what you do with them, as always, change any and everything as you see fit...


  1. that '2 for 1' shits incredible

  2. Wow! I don’t know where to start with these. The 1st drawing is amazing. The explosion in the middle opens up a world of possibilities to paint. The 2 for 1 special outline looks really fresh. I cannot wait to paint these!


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