Ammo Event Poster

Ammo was a monthly music event held at the former FX club in downtown San Jose, CA. Rossman Art was commissioned to illustrate a poster for the debut performances at this event.

Jeff: I decided to traditionally illustrate the poster in black acrylic ink on hot press illustration board to meet time and budget. No white paint is applied in the illustration. A quick application/removal technique was used to render the details with an airbrush, paint brush, mechanical eraser, and Exacto blade. A few areas required the application of frisket, but this was kept to a minimum. The top of the illustration was deliberately blended to white so the client could produce their own copy above the illustration. The borders on the poster used white to give the effect of the saw blade breaking out of the frame. The same effect is seen here on black.