Your shopping cart is empty.

Your shopping cart is empty.

Adam Levine

109 hours of hand cut paper and design to complete.  The original is 24"x36".  If you order a smaller size the text will be readable, but more difficult at a smaller size.

see full description & specifications

After collaborating with my client for several sessions over a period of months, this image was finally approved, and I got to work. The original is 24"x36" and created entirely of hand cut paper.   Like many of my other pieces with musicians, I feel that the music can be a huge inspiration to the creative process.  Listening to Maroon 5 during this creation helped me design the background paper, choose text that went with the mood of the song, and gave me overall inspiration for paper placement.  Each piece in the background was curated specifically for that location.  I listened to the music, chose songs that were appropriate for the location and then let the music guide me to my font choice.

This piece was such a new challenge for me with a few learning curves.  Ears, tattoos, and a 5 o’clock shadow were all new hurtles for me to create out of paper. It was a tall order, but I was happy to oblige.  Ears are so complicated and have so many little shadows, it was important to find just the right shades to give it dimension and balance.  With the tattoos I worked the paper to use as few pieces as possible to create a seamless coverage of his arm without any seams taking away from the beauty of the ink. I love how his right arm just pops! I used different shades of paper to create the shadows of skin underneath the tattoo.  The paper for the tattoo isn’t just crisp black.  I used a patterned paper and on top of that designed the text so it would have depth and texture to it achieving a dimension that would not be possible with a flat black paper. Another little challenge was this 5 o’clock shadow. I found a barbed wire fence and a Laotian river helped me fit the bill nicely to create that illusion of the famous Adam 5 o’clock shadow.  I love how the rocks and waves of the river meet perfectly to create that border between his crisp jaw and cheek.

I had a great time making this piece and really enjoyed listening to the music of Maroon 5 while creating it.  My favorite song is ‘Wait’.  I don’t mind when it gets stuck in my head after a long day of work. It was such a pleasure to create this piece and I am grateful it will be in the hands of someone who will treasure it!     

1 Medium

2 Size

3 Styles

4 Frame

Summary

Quantity
$
Back

Adam Levine

Untitled, Mon Mar 02, 2020, 9:20:26 AM, 8C, 9000x11920, (0+36), 150%, Repro 2.2 v2, 1/8 s, R50.3, G37.8, B61.6

1c crunched snajej
1c crunched snajej

Trusted Art Seller

The presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.

It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.

3c crunched udpkob
3c crunched udpkob

Verified Secure Website with Safe Checkout

This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.

Cart

Your cart is currently empty.

Saved Successfully.

This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.

×

Import From Instagram

Click on any Image to continue

Create a New Favorite List

×
Name

×

Email this Image to Your Friends

(this will be the "from" email)
(enter recipient email addresses)
×

Manage Favorites

Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.

×

HERE'S 20% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER!

Plus exclusive access to new releases and VIP discounts.

= required