STRETCH INCENTIVE: #5 ORIGINAL INK DRAWING ON 8 1/2” x 11” HEAVY-WEIGHT PAPER of “Ambition”. I intend to develop the “Ambition” character as a dimensional sculpture for the second exhibition in “The Spoils of Saint Hubris” series where he will play a large role in this developing narrative. These 10 ink drawings will be essential in the development of this important sculpture and will be chronicled through my blog, and offered as one color, limited edition prints when completed. This is your opportunity to own the original drawing that inspires the sculpture and prints. *Stretch rewards are not offered in combination with other reward levels.
Image shown is the concept sketch only. The final drawings will be refined to a level of finish.
Now available through my Kickstarter campaign- Stretch Incentive #2: Open Edition screen print of Johnny Cash as a 12” x 18”, 3-color, signed screen print on heavy-weight paper at $25.00 + shipping. This Stretch Incentive will not be included with other reward incentive! Final print not shown. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/492770556/the-spoils-of-saint-hubris
Sterling Hundley is a Richmond, VA-based illustrator and painter. A university art professor by day, Hundley’s work has won a heap of awards and been published in an array of magazines. His work (much of which is commissions) runs an interesting gamut from almost cubist-like forms to Mucha-esque women to a Edward Hopper-like painting technique, and at times has everything from a street art feel as well as odes to abstract expressionism. It may sound crazy but you really have to dig through his blog to see what we’re talking about. And, his work is not pastiche either- it’s actually really fresh stuff with very contemporary compositions and very interesting color palettes. We encourage you to follow his blog as he answers questions, shares works-in-progress, sketches and studies.
In my career, I have assumed a great deal of the viewer. I have assumed a visual intelligence and a collective curiosity. When illustration transcends its function and the commerce that instigates it, imagery has the potential to move the masses.
Illustration is oft defined as Illuminating Text. This definition can relegate the image as secondary to text and the artist as servant to the author. To be commissioned does not dismiss accountability. Illustration is art that must survive in spite of commerce and purpose.