Lee 3 may know the answer? Hi Lee did another artist draw the initial image for Banksy for Stop and Search? I am sure i read this on UAA moons ago - I must be going mad in my old age, I will have a dig around on google.
very interesting to see the photos Banksy used in his work - as this is what I would like to do as well. As I am a very, very, very bad drawer but think about how I could do some projects I have in mind. So, what are you using as basic material for your stencils? Photos? Drawings?
I`m trying to figure out what would be fine to use as basic material without causing any copyright issues ... So far I know that public domains photos are okay. I would even pay for pictures if I find some that would help me realize an idea but most stock photos have some really bad restrictions.
And what about using images of old video game characters? If I recreate them (drawing) does this cause a copright problem?
Or isn`t anything of this a problem if you create new art of it that looks totally differnt? The more I read about it the more I get confused.
Hi! Terrible at documenting my own work but heres a couple of pics from a piece I sold a while back now named 'Rocktown' - I mainly paint in acrylics and get through an awful amount of masking tape and have burnt out several hairdryers, thats pretty much how I work, building up shapes, almost like building with lego!
On the rare occasion I actually plan a piece (especially when I'm adapting an old painting)I take a photo and do a quick mock up using Microsoft Paint, a simple tool but it gives me a good guide as to where to go with a piece. Here be an example...
Again, a finished/adapted piece - masking tape, acrylic paint and finished off with 'dot' stickers for eyes and a bit of sharpie pen to outline. It's not as simple as it looks, theres a lot of tidying up done afterwards as the original oil can lift of the canvas when removing the tape, the acrylic not wanting to adhere, sometimes I find myself working to 0.1 of a mm, painting with a scalple to get the line I want!
Was looking at some vintage paintings on ebay last night to bastardise with the 'Entity' figure - before purchasing I generally download the sellers photo and have a play with it on Microsoft Paint, it's a simple tool (like myself) but it gives me a good idea as to whether I can do what I want to do with said piece, in this case it was a 'yes' so the paintings have been purchased (and I'm waiting to see if I've won others) and I'll have new stock available in a couple of weeks. Woohoo!!