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Cheap Trick Stage AE Poster (Official)

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  • "I Fought the Law"
    The Official Stage AE Poster for Cheap Trick's August 21st, 2013 concert in Pittsburgh, PA with Freddie Nelson.
    I originally struggled with this one. I scribbled dozens of ideas (Thanks to the momski for super-charging my brain with concepts), but every time I went to refine them, I didn’t like how it turned out. 
    After countless hours of listening to Cheap Trick (not complaining :D), their song “Dream Police” flooded my brain with inspiration. After that, the rest is history! :D 
    This particular illustration's progress was recorded in depth with my Instagram and Tumblr (Follow me to see them all!) This poster was also chosen as the event's limited edition print. Cheap Trick loved the poster so much they got copies for themselves and their crew members. This was definitely one of the most exhilirating illustrations of recent memory. 
    Special thanks to Kyle Horchen
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  • The final chosen variation by Stage AE & Cheap Trick. Scroll down below to see a larger view, or click here.
  • The inital finalized concept.
  • Getting the base illustration and layout started with a simple sketch.
  • Once in awhile I like to go back to my roots - even briefly - of shading a more realistic portrait. 
  • The finialized layout.
  • The first of two variations of linework.
  • The second variation of linework that I eventually chose.
  • Finished up the second linework sketch, preparing to ink it.
  • The inital inking stage.
  • Finished inking the hair, always my favorite part.
  • Halfway through the inking!
  • Added some stipples and my name (try to find it in the final version! - I love to hide my name in my artwork :D)
  • Final scanned inked version.
  • Her sunglasses were lime green, her lips were light pink, and the rest of it was going to be greens and werid colors.
    Glad I wisened up!
  • Nearly finished with coloring. Smoke and tiny accents were still needed. 
  • The initial final version. I was almost going to stop here, but then I had this purple obsession that I just had to let out.
    I'm glad I did - although I love the green version, the purple really completes it overall. 
  • The Official printed poster from Stage AE signed by the memebers of Cheap Trick.
    I fangirled a lot (a loooot). I love Cheap Trick, so this was an exceptional moment for me. :) 
  • The chosen final by Stage AE & Cheap Trick. Go Here to see all five variations and find my name!
  • Thanks for looking!