I've got a new illustration for my "LA-LA Land" column in this week's LA Weekly (out Thursday). Here are sketches, followed by the final piece:
The first idea was simply a young lady sun-tanning, with her towel serving to frame the piece. The second idea featured a monster made of garbage emerging from the shores of Santa Monica (anyone who's been there knows how dirty it can get).
Finally, this last sketch is supposed to be like a B-movie poster poking fun at hipsters.
The second sketch was chosen, so I came up with this:
"It Came from Santa Monica"
Ink, acrylic, and gouache on paper
12.5" x 7.5"
[ADs: Darrick Rainey and Jason Jones]
Thanks Darrick and Jason!
Be sure to pick up the issue when it's out this Thursday!