This week’s art, with the cumbersome title posted above, is based on a years-old photograph I took at at a session of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School starring Jasmine Rose. For this digital painting I copied her face from one photo and her pose from another, and combined them with a mutated and flopped abstract take on “The Great Wave” in the background.

Rather than simply rely on filters, this piece was created by painting over the combined elements on a new layer, using digital brushes that I’ve had in my arsenal for years. Not only does it create a more cohesive look, but it also allowed me to cover up the sloppy compositing on the rough collage.

As always, click the image to see it larger, and also remember to check out The AIR, PopCult’s internet radio station. You can tune in at the AIR website, or on this handy little embedded player…

The plan this week is to deliver fresh episodes of Prognosis, Radio Free Charleston and The Swing Shift on Monday and Tuesday, but that’s a bit up in the air as your PopCulteer, who now announces all three shows, is still battling a lingering cold and sounds a tad stuffy. I’m working a few days ahead on these posts to give me some time to recuperate over the weekend, so I’m hoping I feel like recording shows in time. Tune in and see if I manage to pull it off.