Archive for December, 2010

December 29, 2010

Lists

I asked a friend what to draw and he gave me this list:
– a lamassu
– cat with a beachball
– santa bbq-ing, and he has his jacket on but instead of pants he’s just wearing boxer shorts, and also he has shades on
– the hare in the moon
– birds attached by string to a giant beetle

And here’s what I ended up with.

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December 18, 2010

Plush, Plush, Baby

I made a little soft sculpture version of one of Thom May’s delightful characters.  We were at a scuzzy little hipster bar called Yurs not far from school, taking turns illustrating artists’ trading cards.  This little number he did inspired me to take it to the sewing machine and voila, a cat is born.  He’s made out of vintage velvet with Sculpey eyes and stuffed with polyfill,  rags, and rice and his arms are jointed on little buttons made of Sculpey.

December 13, 2010

Here’s How I Roll

It’s the end of the term, huzzah!  My thesis proposal went swimmingly and I’ve gotten the go-ahead to complete my stop motion animation project.  With all my free time (*cough*) I decided to scan some of the doodles from my sketchbook that I’ve been putting off for weeks.  There’s a few things that are straight and unadulterated, and a few that I’ve been putzing around in Photoshop with.

Another “What I Wore Today” sketch.  I have to keep reminding myself to add these to the Flickr group…

I’ve been obsessed with drawing glasses lately.

A couple of self-portraits drawn from the reflection of my computer screen at school during lectures.

Everyone’s favorite mythological creature.  This was a little shout-out to Spanish illustrator Man Arena and his comic Yaxin the Faun. He was one of my inspiration references in my thesis proposal and I would totally marry his artwork if he’d let me.

I just wanted to draw someone with a really long neck.

This little doodle was inspired by a drawing a friend did of a beautiful woman wearing a beautiful fox mask.

I also got some tattoos I’ve been really really wanting a few weekends ago.  Morgaine did a wonderful job, and she liked them so much she wants to get a set herself.  My identical twin sister Robyn is planning on having her ears tattooed in a complimenting set of dotwork.

December 7, 2010

Camp

This is an illustration I whipped out in less than a day for my contemporary art theory class.  We were supposed to make a piece of art about one of the philosophical readings we’d done over the term, and I chose Susan Sontag’s “Notes on Camp.” I was aiming for the quintessential “American Tourist” kitsch stereotype with her yarky little dog and her Elvis handbag.

 

Despite the crappy background, I feel like this was kind of a breakthrough piece with coloring, which has long been a weak point of mine.  My digital pieces are finally getting where I want them to be.  Yay.