Friday, January 2, 2015

Go Bills!

If there is one thing to know about Howie, it's that he's an avid Buffalo Bills fan.  He watches them religiously every Sunday of football season, and has been since he was old enough to understand what football was.  If you need a visual, he's the guy walking around the Browns opening day tailgate wearing a Bills jersey and matching Bills sunglasses when we have club seat tickets to the Browns vs. Saints game.  Yes, this actually happened in September.  I definitely wanted to incorporate this obsession into his Christmas present, and I decided that I should paint him an art panel with the team logo on it so he can rep the Bills all year long!  

I followed a similar technique that I used to create my Cleveland Art Panels last summer, first painting an antiqued style base.  In order to get the logo just right, I sketch the mascot on thick paper and cut out the shape with an x-acto knife.  When it actually comes to painting the logo, it's a little tricky.  I tape down the stencil with painters tape, and press really hard on all of the edges near the areas I'm painting so it doesn't slip underneath the stencil.  Then, it's all done after a day of drying.  He loved it, and I can't wait to paint more of them for my family and friends, anybody that wants one!  Go Bills!

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