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Lombard Summer Banners!


My summer banners are up! I want to thank Bridget Doyle, Communications Coordinator for the Village of Lombard for giving me the opportunity to make some art for my town!  I really enjoyed painting the images of summer.   Here are some of the steps I took to make the paintings.

thumbnails

I always start with thumbnails of drawings they help me get the composition right.  It’s also a great way to get a lot of ideas out of your head and on to the paper.  You can see all 43 thumbnails here.

 

details

After Bridget and her team picked the ones they like best I did some more detailed sketches.  This helps me get an even better idea of what I want the final image to look like.  You can see all 8 of the detail sketches here.

 

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finals

Then I set out to painting them.   I did 6 in all.  One that wasn’t included in the detailed sketches were the fireworks paintings. I made 2 versions of the fireworks.  I was just trying something out for the first time.  I had no idea how I would paint fireworks in watercolor.  But I kind of like how they turned out.  Let me tell you Lombard really puts on a great fireworks display every 4th of July!

 

Sean and his paintings

Thanks Sharon Tinker of http://www.sharontinkerphotography.com/ for taking this great photo!

Okay that’s me at The Corner House in Lombard.  Every chance I get I like to hang out there and doodle something.  So if you see me there you better bring your sketch book!

Also thanks to the Daily Herald for wanting to do a story on me.  You can read the full story here at the Daily Herald

 

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Yup, that me and my banner….

 

 

 

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