Saturday, 28 April 2012

Painting for (the) cover!

Last Monday the model-drawing group had a special project!
Rock and Roll producer-now-author Chris France, who has published an interesting and funny book on 'the daily lives of the idle rich in the C├┤te d'Azur' is working on the sequel.
The cover of the first book is a nice yet very simple picture....

Because Chris has been joking around in his daily blog about being a model, I offered to provide the cover for the second book, by way of a design contest: we would get to know Chris by drawing him during our regular Monday morning, where he would sit for us. We would then take all kinds of pictures, and everyone would create a painting with these. When that's done, end of May, I will send him the pictures and Chris will choose the one he thinks is most suitable... Eternal glory for the chosen one, nice publicity for the Hangar too, a fun project for all - and Chris has had his first 'try out' modeling session...
The first part of the contest took place last Monday!
Chris arrived in his lovely 'camper' Bluebell, bringing all kinds of attributes that might inspire and help... a tennis racket, a golden record, wine, cigars...

We had a group of 14 interested participants, who all agreed that Chris was a good model, albeit with his clothes on, but at least he sat very still and he has interesting features like a moustache and a goatee...


After 3 half hours of intense drawing, everyones impressions of Chris had improved significantly! I am happy to see that 'getting to know someone'  by drawing them actually works...



And then we started the photo session...

All participants are now working out their drawings and paintings into their design for a cover. End of May we'll get together again, to take the pictures and then send them to Chris who will make his choice! We'll keep you posted...

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