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May 19th, 2016

Makeup Blunder

Artist: Cannon Pearson, United States
Artist Statement: It started with a softcover Alpha. I laid down the base gradient with Liquitex spray paint. It’s water-based and not too noxious. I just bought a few cans to try out. I don’t like the blue can that I bought, so I tend to use red and yellow a lot. The scribbles and silver outlines were done with Montana Acrylic markers. The eyes and mouth were cut out of a Canson sketchbook and pasted here. The type came from tabloids which I scanned and printed onto Staples inkjet sticker labels. I painted over those with Liquitex acrylic paint. I finished it up with a coat of matte finish.

I tried this just to see what I could throw at this book. I’m always surprised how much stuff that I can keep piling on top. Hope you enjoy it.

[Ed. Note: This artwork was created on a sketchbook from the first run of Softcover Edition sketchbooks. The new release will be announced shortly.]

MEDIA: Spray paint, acrylic pigment and medium, collage
SURFACE: Alpha Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – White – Medium Grain Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Cannon Pearson is an illustrator from Atlanta, GA. He studied graphic design at the University of Georgia, and then went back to school to study photography at the The Creative Circus. His work is a combination of analog and digital elements incorporating photography, drawing, painting, and random found elements pieced together in Illustrator and Photoshop. Website: www.cannonpearson.com

makeup blunder

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