Description This is a selection from the Patchwork Quilt album graphics. I created this section by combining different elements from some of my other pieces, and adjusting the hues and color balances to match the retro-western vibe of the cover artwork.It was a lot of cut-and-paste with the different sections, and then sewing them together in the negative spaces. There is a ton more artwork that goes along with this piece, but this was one of my favorites that looks great when removed.I titled it Northern Exposure because, for the life of me, all I can see in this, is a giant smiling moose face, which makes me think of the old TV series, and makes me laugh every time.
Phil Lewis, Boulder, CO Member Since October 2007 Artist Statement Throughout my life I have always felt a special connection to nature, and being outdoors inspires me to create. The amazing scenery in Colorado has certainly fueled this inspiration, and the surrounding landscapes appear frequently in my work. In addition to drawing the things I see around me, I also like to draw the things I come up with on my own. To imagine is the most fun.
Lately I have been developing a style of artwork that combines pen drawings and digital design. I will start out with black line drawings and then color them in with Sharpie and Prismacolor markers. I then scan my drawings into Photoshop and re-brush some of the sections, add shading, effects, and adjust the colors until they “pop” as much as possible. I then print the images digitally on fine-art canvas. The resulting media is a hybrid pen-drawing / digital-canvas, which ends up looking like a giant piece of candy stuck to the wall.
I am truly humbled and grateful for the ability to create this art, and through it, I hope to bring as much color and light into the world as I can.