Hi! I have a couple new Winston drawings to post. And that's all. I got really busy building an inventory for those couple art fairs. Was seriously so much fun I forgot about everything else I was working on. I really hope I can do some more art fairs in the future! Especially now that I finally have an inventory.
I may tweak these palettes in the future, as I'm a bit iffy on how well they match up with the other ones I've completed. For now, though, they will do.
So hi. It's been sort of a while. The Winston book is still in progress, however I have taken a break. I made this, as well as applied for and got into some random art stuff, two of them being art fairs (Tangletown Art Crawl, Love Local) and another being representation at a gallery (ZaPow!) Since I don't have much an inventory I've been busy cutting down prints and making post card sets and binding books and etc for these things! It's been ultra fun, but also kind of expensive...
More soon. My Winston pieces don't take too long to complete and I am hitting a good spot with the inventory related work I need finished Binding a bunch of sad girl books is the bulk of what remains.
Here are some in progress drawings for a project I've been working on. The project's going to be a small artist book about a creature grieving the loss of a pet cat named Winston. All's in a pretty young state, so I may be making some value and palette changes in the future.
Bonjour. Sorry 'bout the long wait. I wanted to have two illustrations to show, but one of them has been a pain in the bum and needs to be redone. So here's just one. It's part of a series I'm making in my free time.
I should have more work up in the next two weeks or so!
Piece inspired by the PC game Yume Nikki. If you have not seen this game, please take time to play it or at least look at screenshots/videos of it! The visuals are fascinating. And the concept itself is pretty cool, too.
An illustration inspired by Manuela Wroblewski’s work as an animal rescuer at Adoption Time in Avsallar, Turkey. A friend of mine recently adopted nine cats from her (the white ones pictured here) and through doing so learned about the sacrifices Manuela makes on a daily basis in order to insure the stray population of dogs and cats are safe.
Here is some info on Manuela’s work, taken from the Adoption Time Webpage:
"Manuela cares for 200 street cats and dogs, often walking for miles to provide food and any urgent medical care and where possible adoptions. In Avsallar cats are regularly poisoned and murdered and Manuela is their only hope. People have spit on her and thrown things as she carries a 20 pound bag of cat food through the streets. She has pleaded with the mayor to stop his annual poisoning campaign and hosts spay/neutering clinics, working on her own, taking each carrier to the veterinary clinic. She sold her bike to buy more cat food which comes at a very high price of $40-50 a day. She’s broke but she can’t leave the cats and dogs behind."
I was really moved by her story, especially by her dedication to helping keep these cats and dogs alive, and more generally help solve what is a big problem, even in the face of much harassment. I can only hope more people could know her story and spread the word. If you know anyone who is looking for a cat or dog, please check out the link at the bottom! I was lucky enough to meet the nine white cats in this illustration (as well as the big gray guy [his name is Tommy]), and they are all wonderful.
I’m currently selling prints at my Dawanda Shop, as well myInprnt. All money made from the prints will go directly towards Manuela’s work at Adoption Time.
For more information on Adoption Time, you can join their Facebook page, and for more information on the specific cats in this illustration, you can click here.
A happy little fox-esque guy. It was originally used as a design for my mom's 2014 preschool class graduation cards. Made a couple changes since, and now thinking of using it as a pattern for some possible experiments... will see...
Here's an illustration a part of an idea for an artist book I want to put together in the future, once all my current projects go away.
"Maddie Story - Spread 1"
This is a part of a children's story dummy I've been working on for the last couple months. It's supposedly the first spread of the story. The story is about a girl named Maddie who finds a gigantic stuffed animal in a forest and is so smitten with it, she tries to figure out a way to get it home. I'm not sure how, or if, this illustration will fit in with everything else once the story progresses, so I may redo or change it in the future. But this is it for now.
I'll color these both soon. These are just the black and white pencil versions.
Okay, well it's 2014, and I'm finally updating this blog. Sorry, blog. Here are a few drawings in progress I've been working on since last year. They are a part of a series of drawings I've been doing since my sophomore year of college.
The first drawing is of my half uncle David. The second is of my great grandfather Ralph, grandfather Lloyd, grandmother Meryl, uncle Paul, and mom. The third is of my mom.
I'd like to have one of these done by the summer, but I can't say with confidence I will - never know how life is going to switch your goals up. Once I do, though, I'll provide a bit more information about this series and what it means (to me).
Here's the final version of the black and white drawing I posted a few days earlier. It's an illustration to a poem written by Shane Cotier (the same writer I collaborated with on "Horror Stories"). I may make some minor changes in the future but this is it for now.