Sunday, May 15, 2011

ARTCRANK / Pee-Wee Bike Print!

This was my contribution to the 2011 ARTCRANK poster show that just pedaled through St. Louis, 4-color (dark brown, red, yellow & silver) screenprint on Ivory Canson Edition paper, 24.5" x 18", edition of 30. Anyone who knows me knows that Pee-wee's Big Adventure is my favorite movie and I was excited to have a somewhat legitimate reason to make this print.

Here was my first sketch, made while closely watching the DVD and pausing every time Pee-Wee's bike was onscreen or a new feature was unveiled:Here's some more screencaps and reference I collected in my research:I started off with a straight side-view vector rendering of the bike, and worked on skewing it to the "lift-off" angle I wanted, as well as turning the handlebars/front wheel.The can see I also figured out the palette swatches I wanted to use, based on these ink tests:I printed out the vector bike and doodled roughly more on top of it:And then doodled a bit more tightly:And then, with the help of my lightbox, eventually made this ink drawing:And then scanned everything and created the final digital art seen here:Here's what the 4 seps. looked like. I make these just by using the 'select same fill color' function in Illustrator and turning the colors either black or white before lazer-printing the transparencies.And here's a much better picture of the final thing from the official Flickr set of amazing ARTCRANK prints, taken by Brian Cummings and Monica Heitz of RGG Photography (www.rggphoto.com)©2011 ARTCRANK™:I'm not sure how many prints are left from the original edition sold at the show, but I've still got these screens and inks in my basement so I make some more if anyone's interested. Drop me a line if so! Tell' em Large Marge sent ya.
Thanks to Charles Y. and everyone else involved with putting on a great, fun show! I'm excited to have been a part of it.

21 comments:

Dan Moynihan said...

Wow! Really awesome print! That's also my favorite movie, but, sadly, my wife is anti-Pee Wee.

Beth Davis said...

I was unable to make it to Artcrank. Do you have any prints left? I'd love to purchase one.

jimmy said...

holy shit! i need to buy one of these, can i get one shipped to Louisville? please?!

rich said...

Nice job!!!

concerned shopper said...

Is the pee wee print for sale? I really need one. I was pee wee two years for halloween back in the mid 90s and pee wee's big adventure is my MOST favorite movie EVER! I love the print of his bike!!

concerned shopper said...

I can be contacted at kristieporter25@gmail.com

copyloaf said...

For no reason in particular, I had a penchant to Google 'Pee Wee Prints' and this came up. I'd definitely love to pick one up if you were to make a few more.

Dan Z. said...

I have definitely made some more! If anybody's interested, write me: danzettwoch (at) g mail (dot) com
thanks everyone! DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD, AMAZING LARRY?!?!

Lisa J. said...

OMG, I just received this from my brother, thanks so much for creating this, I'm freaking out. If someone offered me a Picasso right now to trade, I'd tell them no way! This is awe-inspiring, I'm speechless!! Going out today to find a worthy frame for this. Take care.

Brandon_Hall said...

Where can I get one of these??? Please e-mail me: brandonh1011@yahoo.com

Q said...

i would love to buy a print of this!
please e-mail me at jessyq@mac.com; your work is fantastic. :)

- Q

MGrand said...

I'm dying for one of these prints - have you any editions left or will you be reprinting soon? pee wee's big adventure is my all time favorite movie, and i saw your awesome work over at door sixteen today and MUST find one!


thanks in advance

madeleine.grandbois@gmail.com

Amy said...

I would love to purchase a print if they become available again. Please email amy@llmfg.com

Thanks!

Liz said...

Anymore Pee Wee prints? Would love to buy one if available, thanks!

boysnberries@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Large Marge sent me!
I would LOVE a print. Could you email me the price?
bradandlindsie@att.net
thanks!

Susan Gnann said...

I know it's over a year since you posted this, but I'd love a print. Can you email me at susan@mychefsusan.com?

Laura said...

What do you charge for these? I'm interested!

Jacqueline rios said...

Is there anyway to still get one of these? I literally need one. Please let me know riosjaq@gmail.com.

Trade Show Exhibits said...

Great prints. I really like these!

Anonymous said...

If there are any left, I will buy one... let me know, blkpwll@gmail.com

Tyson Summers said...

I'd like a print.
tyson@carwrapcity.com