Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Just Some Drawings

Here are three drawings I felt like posting... Yeah.


"Mom Portrait"
Pencil

This is a 5.5 by 7 inch drawing of my mom I did for fun over break.



"102 Foxes and 1 Wheaten Terrier"
Charcoal

This was my final for my sumi ink class. The assignment was to do 100 drawings of anything... I decided to do a giant drawing of 100 foxes (wound up being 102). I don't remember the exact dimensions of the piece, but I do know it's 5 feet wide, which is pretty darn big for me. I think this might just be the biggest drawing I've ever done!

I currently don't think it's finished... I definitely need to rework the values and make some of the foxes look less dumb. I had issues with time (as I always do) and had to rush a lot of this drawing. Either way I had a ton of fun making it. Around 6 A.M. (about two hours before the piece was due) I was drawing one of the foxes and for some reason, the more I worked on it the more it looked like a wheaten terrier. I ultimately decided that it would be a wheaten terrier. Can anyone spot where it is? P.S. There's also one that looks a lot like a cat... I'm probably going to change that one in the future, but feel free to look for that one too!


"Blob Flies"
Charcoal

This is a piece I made for concepts. It was supposed to be a spot illustration to an article I read, but it wound up being a piece of utter nonsense, featuring what looks to be a bowtie/spider/ant hybrid and little blob flies. I post it because I really did enjoy making it, and I'm happy with my blob flies. Conceptually, though, yeah... It's a mess.

Well yeah, that's all I have to show for now. So long!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sad Girl Book...

I managed to get some documentation of the book/zine I made called "8 Sad Girls." I plan to keep making these books, so if anyone by any chance would like one, please feel free to ask!! I originally sold them for 8 dollars, and am pretty sure I will keep selling them for that price. I plan to bind the future ones with bookboard so they are a little more sturdy and book-like than the originals (unless the bookboard for some reason doesn't work with the binding... haven't tried it yet). Also I might consider adding a black paper to the spine rather than the white rice paper... Not sure. Need to experiment. Either way, here's what the ones I sold at the Art Market looked like...

(NOTE: photo quality isn't really the greatest, sorry about that... Wasn't shooting in very good light. Also my front/back cover photo is kind of blurry...)

Here's the front and back cover:



Here are some examples of what the inside pages look like:



Here's what the book is like opened up:



Also, I sold 8 inch by 10 inch prints of each individual sad girl illustration. Here are some examples of what the prints looked like:



I wound up printing them on this archival paper called "Somerset Enhanced Velvet 225." It's a gorgeous printing paper and I recommend it to anyone doing prints! It's a little pricey, though... As a note, too, I still have some sad girl prints left and wouldn't mind selling them to anyone who wants one.

Okay, well I think this will be my last post about sad girls for a while. They've pretty much taken over my entire blog, ha! I had a ton of fun with this project, though, and definitely want to continue drawing sad girls in the future. Thanks to everyone who bought a book and/or print... I really super appreciate it. :D

All right, good bye for now.