The Pop art movement in the United States was at it’s strongest in the 1960s. It included images from popular culture – advertising, comic strips, common products and sometimes combined them with found objects. Andy Warhol is probably the most well-known and his art most recognizable. Roy Lichtenstein was best known for his parody through comic book style art.
Sandy: Before computers I had a huge selection of markers for doing comps and layouts. And in my collection, I always had at least one red Sharpie. Today I couldn’t find one anywhere which is essential to do the dots to make the flesh tone like Lichtenstein. After going through all the pencil holders and desk drawers, I finally found one. The tip was mashed so all the red dots I made were uneven – totally unLichtenstein-like who was so precise and hard-edged. The dots looked so bad that I decided my art was finished, enough is enough.
Kelly: A client who is a veterinarian, wanted a Warhol-like illustration for a rewards card he was doing so I did a fun Warhol-esque comp of bull dog. It took forever to do it 10 years ago… now Photoshop has tools to easily make any picture look like pop art ala Andy Warhol.
Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.