Why are bananas never lonely? Because they hang around in bunches.

Artist: Pieter Lategan Graphic Design Scrapbook
Title: Why are bananas never lonely? Because they hang around in bunches.
Program Use: Adobe Suite


“Warhol’s renowned signature style, defined by his fascination with consumer culture showcases mundane objects as primary subjects, such as the banana, to symbolize the rise in mass production and distribution during his time.”


The first drawing I made in an art class I remember was a house. It was years back and I thought I would become an architect. I really don’t want to talk about myself on this blog, because this is not about me it is about art. I always tell myself that if you understand art you can understand a lot of things about yourself.

I worked as a medalist and enjoy it so much that I will never forget that. I learned there about mass production because it was a factory. Luckily I had the privilege to design the medal and not to manufacture it. I understand the manufacturing process and the people who worked there. It is not always about work, the tea breaks the holidays but it is also about the people you met there and the friends you make. There are people who like you and there are people who dislike you at any work you will find that.

So what attracted me with this sketch I made, basically the repetition of the bananas which you will see symbolize the rise of mass production in Andy Warhol time. Warhol was an American artist, film director, a producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop art.

I got bored with the pencil drawings and as any person, I also struggle. That is part of life. Some people struggle with work, some struggle with other people, with money, with their children. So I almost felt to give up. And to create is a gift and to create full time is a wonderwork.

I then worked as a graphic designer at one of the largest internet companies in South Africa. There I learned about advertising which is part of Pop art.

To understand Pop art for me is not that difficult but what I learned now is the art of Pop art and what it means.


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https://www.freevector.com

We now have the most attractive First Lady Jill Biden since Marilyn Monroe.

Artist: Pieter Lategan Graphic Design Scrapbook
Title: We now have the most attractive First Lady Jill Biden since Marilyn Monroe.
Program Use: Adobe Suite


I started with a computer graphic design scrapbook. This I don’t print out I just post it on my blog for visitors to see where I can and get my ideas from. I get tired of drawing with a pencil and I feel I need a bit of color in my life. Using pop art is a thing that never really interested me but I think the usage of color is fantastic. You will find the images in my notes which I create for my paintings.

The images which I got are from free vector images on the web.


Source:

https://www.freevector.com

https://upjoke.com

Study 16 – Face Man 13 November 2020

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Study 16 – Face Man 13 November 2020
Medium: Mondi Rotatrim Paper 80gsm, 4B Pencil Wood
Dimensions: 210 X 297 mm / 8.27 X 11.69 inches
Style: Realistic
Art Subject: Portrait, Realistic
Place of Origin: Pretoria, South Africa


Reference

Study 13 – Man, Line Sketch on Existing Photostat

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Study 13 – Man, Line Sketch on Existing Photostat
Medium: Mondi Rotatrim Paper 80gsm, B4 Pencil Wood
Dimensions: 210 X 297 mm / 8.27 X 11.69 inches
Style: Impressionistic
Art Subject: Portrait, Imaginary
Place of Origin: Pretoria, South Africa


Personal Notes

I am going to stick with this technique which I am busy with, it feels it is working. I like the linework and would use thinner lines and lighter lines. I am currently using a B4 to draw the lines. As soon as I draw my own sketches and not working from photostats I will be able to use a lot of different pencils.


Reference.

Source:

https://www.instagram.com


Music Listened to:

Laura Branigan – Cry Wolf (1987)


Lady Gaga – Million Reasons (2016)

Study 12 – Man, Line Sketch on Existing Photostat

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Study 12 – Man, Line Sketch on Existing Photostat
Medium: Mondi Rotatrim Paper 80gsm, B3, B4 Pencil Wood
Dimensions: 210 X 297 mm / 8.27 X 11.69 inches
Style: Impressionistic
Art Subject: Portrait, Imaginary
Place of Origin: Pretoria, South Africa


Personal Notes:

I made a few photocopies of faces and put lines in, just to get the feeling where to put highlights and lowlights in. I find it a very good practice.


Reference. Photostat

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Study 11 – Man, Line Sketch on Existing Photostat

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Study 11 – Man, Line Sketch on Existing Photostat
Medium: Mondi Rotatrim Paper 80gsm, B4 Pencil Wood
Dimensions: 210 X 297 mm / 8.27 X 11.69 inches
Style: Impressionistic
Art Subject: Portrait
Place of Origin: Pretoria, South Africa


Personal Notes

What I did was I made a photostat of an existing sketch and I colored it in. I used lines to do so, this gives me an exercise to practice the lines in the sketch. I found it very helpful to practice the style that I am working on.


Photostat Reference.

Source:

https://www.pinterest.com