Saturday, February 15, 2014

Chainsaw Challenges

I'm working on some ideas for an upcoming circus poster dealing with Chainsaw Carving. No one expects any of this to be true, but I can't stop associating the classic sideshow and circus acts with the buzz of saw blades and the smell of 2-cycle exhaust. These have been pouring out of my sketchbook at a furious rate. I'll be paring them down to a choice few, or possibly just one perfect solution. You can't hinder the process, though. You have to let your mind wander into the most absurd places and see what develops. These are all Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil in my Strathmore sketchbook. I port them into Photoshop via scanner and add some touches of color and textured background. Zdepski's illustration of Chainsaw Challenges, the Rizzetti Acrobats

The Fabulous Rizzetti Acrobats

Zdepski's illustration of Chainsaw Challenges, Miss Tini and General Tom Thumb cutting a cake.

Miss Tini and General Tom Thumb cutting a cake.

Zdepski's illustration of Chainsaw Challenges, the Pickled Punk with Tiny Tykes Chainsaw

The Pickled Punk with Tiny Tykes Chainsaw

Zdepski's illustration of Chainsaw Challenges, Bearded Lady and Knife Thrower

Bearded Lady and Knife Thrower

Zdepski's illustration of Chainsaw Challenges, Monkey and Clown

Monkey and Clown

Zdepski's illustration of Chainsaw Challenges, Ballerina, Elephant and Strongman

Ballerina, Elephant and Strongman

Zdepski's illustration of Chainsaw Challenges, Colonel Glenn

Master of Ceremonies, Colonel Glenn