Monday, March 14, 2016
Thursday, March 03, 2016
TOWER SXSW World Premiere Trailer from keith maitland on Vimeo.
After spending over a year creating animation for Tower, I am proud and excited to announce that we will be premiering it at SXSW. The documentary tells the story of the mass shooting that occurred in 1966 on UT Campus by gunman Charles Whitman.
"Documentarian Keith Maitland uses first-person testimonies from witnesses to recreate Whitman's killing spree from various ground-level perspectives; he also uses rotoscoped animation to lend the entire proceedings a creepy, surreal feeling of distance as a normal Texas day turns into a waking nightmare." - Rolling Stones.
Friday, August 08, 2014
My friend Timothy Palmer asked me to create a piece of artwork for his new single "Anytime." So after playing it through several times and sketching out a few ideas, I began to think of William Turner's haunting, atmospheric landscapes with all that beautiful built up texture. I thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit and create it using the latest tools in my toolbox: an iPad, a Jot Touch stylus and Procreate. I finished it up in photoshop.
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|When a long time collector, Tracy G, contacted me again and said she had a new idea for a gift, I was excited! I had created a portrait for her husband a couple years back of him with a fish and it turned out beautifully printed large on canvas. This would not be a portrait though.|
Her family had long visited a mercado in Laredo, Mexico for vacation and with the growing drug violence, had been forced to stop. It was a family tradition and very disappointing to her parents, whom she shared a close bond with. It occurred to her to take her memory of this special place and immortalize it in a timeless piece of art. Something to serve as a reminder of those precious times they shared together. So she sent me a low-quality washed out photo of the market and asked if I could revitalize the bright colors, remove several elements and people, and capture that fun, summer time mood. We then printed it 11x17 on stretched canvas. How do you think it turned out?
|I began experimenting with a new method for creating abstract wall art. My goal was to focus on texture and I started with a pencil drawing of an abstracted flower. I then scanned that into photoshop along with multiple hand painted oil textures. |
The textures were time consuming to make mostly because of drying time. I would apply multiple thin washes of color over the canvases and then once those layers had dried, I would "scumble" or drag stiff dry paint over the surface with a palette knife or bristle brush, which catches on the crests of the texture beneath, leaving a broken texture or color. I really love this effect because it adds richness and the colors mix optically, which really brings the surface to life.
Once I brought all that into photoshop, I could begin to piece it together and overlay parts on top of the other. I'm not quite feeling like this is done... what do you think? Does it need a center of interest or does the texture and randomness keep you interested?