Painting Process

Painting Process | Hakker Short Film Festival Painting

Hakker Short Film Festival Painting by Borbay

Two years ago, Howard Krulewitz launched the Hakker Short Film Festival. During the first edition, I was a bit actor in Taunt’s Hard on Ice, the eventual festival winner. This year, I teamed up with Greg McMahon and Nick Mahoney to take home the title, with the aptly titled: New York Post. The Hakker Short Film Festival donates half its proceeds to the winning film maker, and the other half to an excellent charity — The Jack Krulewitz Ice Cream in My Mustache fund; with all proceeds going directly to cancer research.

Following two successful festivals, HSFF President Howard Krulewitz commissioned a painting showcasing the festival. After the jump, the process from start to finish.

Hakker Short Film Festival Painting Process Borbay

Knowing this painting was all about the logo…  I wanted it to be heavy on the headlines.

Hakker Short Film Festival Painting Process Borbay

The top left clip, “Mecca” was ripped from the cover page of the newspaper used in our movie, the New York Post.

Hakker Short Film Festival Painting Process Borbay

With the entire surface covered, I began to create a stencil of the Hakker Short Film Festival to capture a direct likeness.

Hakker Short Film Festival Painting Process Borbay

Logo added, I begin painting around the logo, with a nice hard set of reds.

Hakker Short Film Festival Painting Process Borbay

Red, yellow, blue, orange, purple… working around and across the color wheel. Some of these headlines, “Son’s” “Good ol’ Boys” “Made in NY”… intentional.

Hakker Short Film Festival Painting Process Borbay

As soon as the dark tones begin to materialize, the feel of the canvas rapidly shifts.

Hakker Short Film Festival Painting Process Borbay

Red, black and blue… a strange combination. There was a set of red, blue, black and white Vaughn goalie pads from my childhood I always found to be strange.

Hakker Short Film Festival Painting Process Borbay

All of the dark tones are made from complements, red and green, yellow and purple, etc. This creates a richer feel than black from the tube, at least, I have found this to be true.

Hakker Short Film Festival Painting Process Borbay

Quite dark, you can feel the green and red tones. The logo was initially going to be white, but after some further thought, gold made more sense.

Hakker Short Film Festival Painting by Borbay

And the final! Don’t miss the 2011 Hakker Short Film Festival… it’s open to everyone, the money goes to great causes, and it is a damn fine event.

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