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The Process: Creating a #TheAccessoriesSeries Work
The Process: Creating a #TheAccessoriesSeries Work
For those curious about how #TheAccessoriesSeries drawings/paintings/collages are made, and what they look like before I add the color and combine the handmade layers in Photoshop, here's a sample of just 3 of the many layers created on paper and used in "Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)." On most of the pieces in the series, there are up to 30 layers, but on this specific piece there are only 23. I do a lot of the work on light tables (in darkrooms) so each layer can interact with the others. The drawing in these pieces was done with a Pilot G-2 pen and occasionally with a Sharpie. The collage is hand cut and assembled with tape. The paint used is latex interior house paint. All of the texture work is either physically drawn, painted or created with ink and a toothbrush. No digital filters were used during the creation of any of #TheAccessoriesSeries works. While I don't use the filters in Photoshop, I do use the eraser, so there is some information in the physical layers created on paper that didn't make it to the final version.

You can find the finished work posted at:
http://society6.com/wayneedsonbryan/H...ries_Print


Detail of hand created layer in Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Detail of hand created layer in Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Detail of hand created layer in Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Detail of hand created layer in Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Detail close-up of finished work: Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Detail close-up of finished work: Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Detail close-up of finished work: Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Detail close-up of finished work: Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Detail close-up of finished work: Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Detail close-up of finished work: Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Detail close-up of finished work: Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Detail close-up of finished work: Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Hillary (#TheAccessoriesSeries)

Michael Hammond commented on April 2, 2013 7:44am
Very cool Wayne! :D :D :D
Michael Hammond commented on April 2, 2013 7:45am
You are a master of symbolism.
Geoffrey Agrons commented on April 2, 2013 7:50am
Thank you for sharing your process, Wayne. It's always fascinating to glimpse behind the curtain.
Nyxaboneflowers commented on April 2, 2013 7:55am
Intriguing. I also like the underlayers as finished works unto themselves
j.Webster commented on April 2, 2013 7:58am
bravo, sir!
Jill Sanders Illustration commented on April 2, 2013 7:59am
Very tedious, whew!! The 3 unseen layers would be blood, sweat and tears...
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on April 2, 2013 8:11am
Thanks, everybody! ;-) I thought it might be interesting for folks to see how much of the process takes place in my head before I can see what the actual finished results look like. The 3 layers pictured took me a week to make without the benefit of knowing with any absolute certainty how they would look combined with the other 7 layers.
Andre Villanueva commented on April 2, 2013 8:19am
Awesome
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on April 2, 2013 8:37am
I wanted these pieces to be softer than my previous works. In order to achieve that goal, I have become a dot making pointillist machine! ;-)
Hugo Barros commented on April 2, 2013 8:48am
Wow! Soo Awesome Wayne
Condor commented on April 2, 2013 8:59am
Cool!
Catspaws commented on April 2, 2013 9:35am
stunning,wayne
Marion Torres Photography commented on April 2, 2013 9:39am
Thanks for sharing that Wayne! Awesome work like always!
Texnotropio commented on April 2, 2013 10:04am
yeah
Marie Elke Gebhardt commented on April 2, 2013 10:53am
wow,stunning Wayne!
SilverSatellite commented on April 2, 2013 10:55am
Amazing, Wayne. I really, really love the individual layers on their own, too. Beautiful work.
Carina Povarchik commented on April 2, 2013 11:26am
fantastic to see!!!! :) :) :)
Michael Harford commented on April 2, 2013 11:55am
Excellent = Cheers!
John Murphy commented on April 2, 2013 1:48pm
Thanks for sharing!
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on April 7, 2013 3:07pm
Thank you everyone for your interest and support! These pieces are based on an almost Duchampian premise, similar to the way he assigned human personal attributes to symbols representing the bride and her bachelors in The Large Glass. Each piece in #TheAccessoriesSeries is a fictitious personality on Pinterest/Wanelo. Each piece tells a story of consumerism, wants, needs, and choices, but I'm the only person that has the key to reading them. I'm referencing the commercial world we all occupy from the consumers perspective (not unlike Warhol, who approached it from the manufacturers perspective), but in an uncommercial way. Additionally, there's a layer of meaning in the structural/mathematic choices made with the principal players within the picture plane referencing the role of chance vs human will, and another layer of meaning based on and determined by the context in which the work is seen... in other words, what happens with other artists work at the viewing site in terms of rise and fall in the hierarchy effects the placement of components within my works in progress (just like life). I'm allowing the public's choices to effect factors within my work that have nothing to do with color or content, mostly just size and placement of predetermined actors on the stage. My framework is the art as much as the physical manifestation that is produced by that framework. By building in many layers of meaning, I hope to create entry points of interest for many different kinds of people approaching the work from different backgrounds and perspectives.
Vargamari commented on April 7, 2013 5:56pm
I love your complexity Wayne! ❤
Yetiland commented on April 9, 2013 9:52am
my god what a work, take my hat off:)
brenda erickson commented on April 23, 2013 11:05pm
I've read. Now, thinking. This is fascinating. I'll be back to you in a bit with relevant (I hope) opinion.
brenda erickson commented on April 23, 2013 11:07pm
Btw- I've made a gross assumption that you might care. Lol.
brenda erickson commented on April 24, 2013 5:48am
I remain intrigued by the creation and assignment of symbols. Your process, as detailed above, reflects beautiful dedication to your craft and I thank you for sharing it. I have this whiff of thought that I can't quite articulate but I know it will smolder and grow.
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on May 23, 2013 9:30am
Thanks a bunch, everyone... I'm glad you enjoyed the behind the scenes view!