This bear version of Chancellor Dirks came to life with the help of pen, water color, and Photoshop! I drew the first version of him in my sister’s room while talking to Molly Hydorn ❤ I drew the campanile in the pocket while looking at it from the Golden Bear Cafe that morning! The pieces that took me the longest were his expression while smoking the cigar and the orientation of the fence. I erased and drew, erased and drew them over and over until they were just right (enough) haha!
The Photoshop process took me forever because there was so much detail. But still, the Jack Bear took me the longest for sure. On King Daddy there was a lot of blending to do as I wanted him to look lavish hehe. I love his face and his hand holding the wine glass.
If you’re interested in why the ex-Berkely Chancellor is portrayed with a white picket fence, bag of money, and drinking public funds, read this Washington Post Article. This is him:
do you see the resemblance? haha
SNAPPA TABLE VERSION!
I also got the chance to paint this design on a HUGE snappa table with some friends at the beginning of this semester! (jan 2018). The experience was half fun half stressful because at any chance it could have started raining. I was so focused on getting it done that I didn’t realize how cold my body was until my muscles weren’t functioning properly. We picked up the table and paint and worked from 2:00-6:00 that Sunday, then I touched it up from 2:30-5:00 that Monday. I definitely could’ve finished faster if I came with a better plan/process for mural painting. I was pretty disorganized.
Pintura: Home Depot quarts of acrylic wall paint: red, yellow, blue, black, white. I had a super hard time making brown with the paint I had but it worked out in the end.
Setting: rainy January, Ski Haus lawn.
You’re welcome Pi Kapp!