Phish Fall Tour 2018 Series- Hampton

The 2nd in my Fall Tour series.  Inspired by the poster for “Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster” (1965), and lyrics from Maze.  I hadn’t done any Kaiju inspired posters, and this was part of the motivation to continue the series into fall tour.  The images were all hand drawn, inked (pens and brush) and painted with watercolor.  I then scanned them to create a digital painting that is true to the original poster.  The prints are 13×19 on card stock, signed and limited to an edition of 150. Available now in my shop.

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Pantoja Art Fundraiser

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When I’m not drawing Phish related things, I’m an elementary and middle school art teacher.  I want nothing but the best for my students (all 750 of them), and lately our budget has shrunk to almost nothing.  Sadly, as a teacher it is expected to raise funds for your classroom, since most school budgets won’t cover everything that’s needed to ensure successful learning.  While most of my coworkers opt for some great websites such as DonorsChoose, I decided to do things a little differently.  Almost all my art starts out as ink and watercolor illustrations that are then scanned and digitally arranged.  Some are randomly given away, but must are put in a portfolio where they are forgotten.  Rather than let them sit and collect dust, I came up with an idea to get them out of my house and help out my classroom!  I’ve reopened up my old shop,  www.phishart.com where my original artwork can now be purchased, with 50% of what I sell going directly to purchase art supplies for my classroom.  All orders will ship with extra original illustrations or prints, and a thank you drawing created by my students.  We appreciate your support in ensuring my students can have the proper supplies to create some awesome artwork!

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Phish Fall Tour 2018 Series- Albany

The series continues! The 1st in my series of fall tour posters, This print was inspired by the poster for “The Colossus of New York” (1958), and lyrics from Waking Up Dead.  I was inspired by elements from the original US poster, as well as a UK Quad version.
The images were all hand drawn, inked (pens and brush) and painted with watercolor.  I then scanned them to create a digital painting that is true to the original poster.  The prints are 13×19 on card stock, signed and limited to an edition of 150. Available now in my shop

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Phish Summer 2018 Series- Dick’s

The 11th and final print in my summer tour series. Inspired by the Swedish poster for “The Invisible Boy” (1957) by Boheim/Werle.  This was tricky to finish up, with the craziness of Camden, Merriweather, Curveball (RIP), and starting back up at school. Being a teacher gives me the summer to focus on prints, but this one was right in the middle of a busy time of year.  I was stuck on a idea, and ended up bailing on a couple.  My search for the right poster led me to foreign posters for American movies, and eventually I found some Swedish made posters.  The work I found were amazing, inspired themselves from the American movie posters.  This print was a different style than what I had done all summer, and required some different processes.  The images were drawn and inked, then scanned.  Certain parts of the images were drawn and colored digitally to match the original, and the background was watercolor and acrylic.  The final image then digitally arranged.  Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.  Prints are currently available for sale in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com 

 

 

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Phish Summer 2018 Series- Curveball

The 10th print in my summer tour series. Inspired by the Spanish poster for “It! Terror From Beyond Space” (1958).  This was the toughest print for me to create.  This one took me the longest to create, apart from the pressure of making it a good one (it felt like a lot of people were waiting for this one).  I had almost finished it up when I decided to start over and create a new version.  Lots of time was spend painting sloth fur, as well as even more time fixing it digitally.  Being self taught, I’m pretty sure there’s an easier way to do all the things I do in Photoshop!  As always, the images are all drawn, inked and watercolored, then scanned and digitally arranged. Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.  Prints are currently available for sale in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com , and will be available on lot before the shows.

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Phish Summer 2018 Series- Merriweather

The 9th print in my summer tour series.  Inspired by “The Mummy” (1959).  This was actually the first one I did in the series.  I was creating a bunch of sketches for ideas at the time, and the Mummy/Merriweather seemed to work out well.  The poster was based off several of the Mummy posters, and of course, the song Tube was in my head the whole time I was working on it.  As always, the images are all drawn, inked and watercolored, then scanned and digitally arranged. Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.  Prints are currently available for sale in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com , and will be available on lot before the shows.

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Phish Summer 2018 Series- Walnut Creek

The 8th print in my summer tour series.  It was inspired by the poster for “Target Earth” (1954).  This one was one of the trickiest prints I created, since with my method, I have to break the image up in order to work with it digitally to create the final image. I had to do lots of color mixing to recreate the colors and managed to creating the hazy effect without digital manipulation.  As always, the images are all drawn, inked and watercolored, then scanned and digitally arranged. Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.  Prints are currently available for sale in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com , and will be available on lot before the shows.

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