This has been a really fun piece for me, for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, it a homage to my most infulential artist of all time. The work of Vernon Courtland Johnson ( or VCJ) was what initally inspired me to actually try to get better at art/drawing. I`d alway`s scribbled, but it was him that made me think that I wanted to do it as well as I humanly could.
I`d skate for an hour to the local skate shop, and just stare at the boards, asking the shop assistant to take the boards down off the rack so I could drool over them. I was blown away by VCJ`s work, they made me giddy with excitement, and I`d get all amped up and go skate for the rest of the day. Never had I experience something like that before. Art that made me nervous, happy and full of energy all in one hit.
So with that in mind, I thought I`d wrap all my love for these works up in this piece, a testament to where I`ve been, and where I still hope to go.
A homage to "VCJ`s Welinder graphic":http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v510/rotin/welinder.jpg taken into the future.
"You can all pay your respects to the masters work here":http://www.lifelounge.com/Pay-your-respects-to-Mr-Vernon-Courtlandt-Johnson--.aspx
Secondly, it`s my entry into the "show us your skull":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/viva-la-skull/challenges/5906-show-us-your-skull challenge in the Viva la Skull group.
Which I think suits it perfectly, while it`s not techinally my skull, It is exactly what fills my head.