Bradford Garman

contributor to 1 poster

  • 2002 Poster: Old Brick Buildings With


    Old Brick Buildings With

    I went down one night, and walked down to Armory Square, with a sketchbook, and was just looking around. One of the things that struck me was that most of the buildings are bars. But there was one small place, which I kind of based the whole image on, which was the Da Vinci's restaurant. It has a nice storefront and an old feel to it.

    When I was making up the scene, I was going back to a kind of Rockwell image—a warm, comfortable, friendly gathering of people. It was fun trying to come up with the crowd. And then the play of light against dark. Or the cold versus that one warm area where you see the light pouring from the restaurant. That's the warm spot, the spot that draws you in.