Painting the Steve Powers Way
Check out these process shots from Steven Powers’ studio. Keeping it as real as he always does, Powers breaks down his art process in 11 steps.
Step 1: is to spend a few months doodling ideas on the 2 train to work.
Step 2: is to draw the best of those doodles across 4 large panels, or whatever you can fit in your shop.
Step 3: is pick a color and start painting. EASY.
Step 4: Draft Justin Green in to motivate and dominate
Step 5: Work Seekdays and Seekends! If the sign painting table collapses, prop it up on two chairs. Justin Green says “now its the right angle for enamel” ok, PERFECT
Step 6: Keep plenty of Todd James artwork on view, rise up to the challenge of your rivals with the eye of the tiger, etc.
Step 7: Leave the AC off so the paint dries fast. Hydrate, and avoid drinking the thinner.
Step 8: The third coffee makes your hand shake, the third beer makes your vision blurry.
Step 9: Draw only what you see, dont do cute.
Step 10: Bring in Disco Des to make some critical observations
Step 11: Finish and start again. The real powers move was to call in Sean Barton to Lay spray and play GBV. Welcome back Sean. And Bob Pollard, we see you!