asaf :: this illustration was made for Tu Ciudad Magazine. the article tells the story of teenager who paints a mural of latino historical figures. one day he decides to repaint over it character from the Toy Story flick.
it was pretty clear from the begging it's going to be old tradition vs. pop culture.
after doing couple of sketches I went for the most symmetric composition to enhance the "versus" motif, while using the character to draw the border between to two clashing elements.
then for the tight sketch I noticed a drop of white paint in the right place could suggest a tear, but only visible to those who will take the time to look closely. like a trophy of sadness.
for the execution I spent most of the time throwing in textures to make it look dirty.