In this same design class from last summer's term (previously on Brainure), we were to bring in samples of art and turn them into super high contrast paintings, using only black and white, no gray scale.
I chose these two Chad Pollpeter pieces for the assignment.
I struggled with skipping details for basic lighting/shapes at the beginning. My professor, Jay Spalding, appreciated my choice of artist...which more than likely helped my grade.
My versions turned out to not suck as much as was initially anticipated.
So, thank you, Chad for inadvertently helping with my continuing education & steadily cranking out some amazing paintings.