9.18.2010

bully


My titles suck.
So, this piece was for byFaith Magazine. Its a Christian magazine that tackles everyday subject matter. In this case, Wall street's possession of the housing market, among other things. my initial stab at roughs was way off - as i wasnt focusing on wall street, or housing, but rather the strong element of materialistic Christianity found in the article, as well as the tendency to put money and spending ahead of their faith. so I sent some roughs in, heres a look...those, and others were turned down, and i was given some thoughts on what i should focus on and a bit more of idea of what they were looking for. I had some clear ideas of ways I'd like to show wallstreet, as well as the role they played in the mortgage meltdown, and their possession of so much real estate. so, i submitted more roughs (that i might just hold onto for now) and my fav was picked. a bull wearing a (house like) cowbell seemed like the perfect way to show the possession and control, so i was happy. Like most pieces, i tried some new techniques. My hope was that the viewer would be drawn to the eye / face area of the bull and almost notice the bell secondary. So, I kept the colours similar, except for the blue. I wanted him to looked a bit pissed, but more powerful than anything else. really fun to paint
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13 comments:

Yuta Onoda said...

Great piece Pete!! Can you please slow down a bit!!??

Anonymous said...

price tag jesus is my fav, regardless of the fact it was way off the mark.

mark smith said...

Brilliant, clever use of colour again too.

Dominic Bugatto said...

Nice one !

Nimit Malavia said...

Awesome Pete!!!

pete ryan said...

thanks everyone!

Chanp said...

awesome piece!!

Chris Coles said...

Wow, interesting client, seems like it would be kind of tough to tiptoe around religious 'faux-pas.' Great result, though!

pete ryan said...

Thanks Pete!
Thanks Chris, yeah, i was a bit unsure how to approach it - worried that i might step on some toes.

Jon Han said...

Nice one Pete!

Ale Diaz said...

HAHAHA, keeping busy my friend! Great work, man, are sharp with analogies!

mark smith said...

That looks even more amazing on the page!!

brezinka said...

Stunning to look at. killer work Pete.