Collection: #2

Getting started on collection #2 (yet to be named but the theme is apparent). I think I might love this one even more than the first…?! In any case, I whittled away a lovely evening with Auchentoschan and my pencils (photos from INSTAGRAM):

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Collection: Debut.

Here is the complete first collection: a lovingly-curated 5-piece showing with a decidedly haute theme: Balmain, Manolo, YSL, Vogue Paris, and Tom Ford–gang’s all here!

Click on each one to purchase in the shoppe:

1 - Balmain - 2-2   2 - Manolo5 - AnyaRubik   4 - YSL7 - TomFord

Behind The Scenes: Merchandising Day.

It’s #MerchandisingDay here at Old Man Art Shoppe HQ! The prints are hot off the press and ready to be styled as to give potential buyers a better idea of how each print might look in their homes.

Click on each image to purchase it in the Etsy store.

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The Launch: Old Man Art Shoppe.

It seems so surreal that it’s finally happening, after a year of talking about it and a lifetime of thinking about it. I never imagined that opening an online shop via Etsy would entail this much blood, sweat, and tears. But that’s the price for anything that’s worth anything. And like anything that’s worth doing, you just DO IT.

My OCD self spent a year worrying about fine-tuning every minute detail: should the curve of the pipe in my logo be more/less severe? Should the Pinterest icon be arranged to the left or right of the Instagram icon on my business card? Is five pieces enough for my first collection or should I up it to six? There came a point (at approximately 1:18 am on August 28, 2014) when I said, fuck it and clicked “Open Your Shop” on Etsy.

SOMETIMES IN LIFE…YOU JUST FUCKING DO IT.

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Mariacarla Boscono for YSL

I have always loved Mariacarla Boscono’s look–the graceful sway in her walk, her wide-set, doe-like eyes and chiseled visage–so needless to say I loved her recent work for Yves Saint Laurent’s SS2012 ad campaign, shot by David Sims. The photograph is especially striking in black and white (and I’ve always loved working with monochromatic palettes) so I decided to do a quick sketch of it, working in a medium of pencils, black conté, and finished with ink.

Mariacarla Boscono for Yves Saint Laurent SS2012 by David Sims (pencil, conté & ink on paper)

I did this about a month ago (mid-April) but didn’t have the time to post, and then forgot completely until now. But I am a firm believer in the saying “an oldie but a goodie”.