Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Frank Ocean process from sketch to finish.
One thing I’ve been aiming to do in the new year is more self-directed work. Everyone says that, but this time I mean it! Here’s the first personal piece of the year.
I was asked to do an in-depth portrait a little while ago, and it got my gears turning. So, I wanted to take another stab at a portrait, this time someone who lends themselves to more creative abstraction. Frank Ocean’s music inspires me, so I wanted to explore the visual language of his music.
Because Frank Ocean sings about love sex and heartbreak I chose to incorporate a kama sutra pattern on his robe’s lapel (prelim drawing posted earlier). Designing these comically robotic poses was the funniest part of the project.