I love when other artists show their process. So here is one I made---just for you!
Step one: The Idea!
Next week is the last week of Winter Semester here at BYU. After this semester I am staying for Spring and Summer semester. For those you one who read My Skinny Jeans are Red, you're probably familiar with my roommate Ken. Ken isn't stay at BYU, he is leaving on his own adventure back home in Wyoming. The guy that lives next door to us, Justin, is a good friend of ours. Justin is leaving on his mission soon to Brazil. So basically life is never going to be the same for the three of us. We are all going our own way. So I wanted to create a piece of art that cements this idea.
So I decided to make a large stencil with the three of us that shows where we are now and where we are going.
Step two: Photo references
I took pictures of all of us and then photoshoped us in the arrangement and composition that I wanted.
I then took the photo into Painter 3 and painted over it and made a stencil.
Step four: Printing
After designing the stencil I scaled it to 19'' to 19'' and pulled it into Word and printed out the image.
Step five: Trace and transfer
Step six: Cutting
Step seven: newspaper
I wanted a part of our room to be included in this piece of art. In the beginning of the semester Ken, Justin, Alton and I all helped make the newspaper couch that is in our room. Originally it was going to be three times as large, but after making a third of it we never found time to build the rest.
So I took a chuck of the couch out.
Step eight: Final touches
The final step was to glue the two parts together and then mount it onto black form core.
There is a lot of hidden symbolism in this peice and it took over 20 hours to create. I am really proud of this. Hopefully my professor likes it. Let me know what you think in the comments below.