ARNIE

ARNIE by golf artist Steven Anthony Salerno   visit sasgolf.com

Aside from my long career creating illustrations in my known style for magazines, advertising, children’s picture books, packaging, etc… I also spend a lot of my time creating golf art –an expression of my life long interest in the great game of golf. Posted here is one of my most recent drawings… yet another image of one of my favorite players of all time, Arnold Palmer.


Visit my golf art gallery site, sasgolf.com to read about my relatively new venture into golf art, and see many more samples of my limited edition golf art prints available for purchase.


I
created this image entitled ARNIE, first by drawing the figure of Palmer using just a somewhat blunt black oil
crayon… just a straight forward traditional rendering… then I
scanned my drawing into
Photoshop where I digitally manipulated
the black color of the crayon line so that it was now a saturated
blue. Then I added a hyper-flesh tone to his face, hands and arms with a
digital brush. The last steps were to embed the drawing onto the
background, which is comprised of distressed paint on a wood panel, including the stenciled lettering of the name PALMER. The resulting “look”
is of a traditionally conceived drawing, but the manipulations and
layering in Photoshop gives it a modern pop feel overall, representing
that Mr. Palmer is a link between older traditions and values with the
contemporary game of today. 



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See full post here: Steven Salerno Blog2013-05-24.