Study for a painting.
Some delightful lifedrawing times at Dr. Sketchy’s Boston! A lovely community with quite a lot of props and energy.
Apologies for lack of posting Finished Art. I have too many deadlines, which means nerve damage is kicking in again and basically every work-related thing I have to do results in pain/further nerve damage. Joy and rapture.
Had a dream last night that the skin on the top half of my face was gone. It was cracked red and shiny. But when I looked in certain mirrors, I could see it, and in others, I could not.
The In-Betweens—sketches done as bookends between projects to loosen up and transition from different styles.
Dammit Ben Whishaw. jpg
I have watched Skyfall more than once and probably plan to do so again. It is so dreamlike and id-tastic and surreal. There are a lot of great faces to draw in that movie, Bond’s notwithstanding (Daniel Craggy-as-hell-who-carved-your-face-out-of-the-platonic-form-of-godlike-mountains-sir-but-I-digress). I really enjoy Q’s/Ben Whishaw’s face and the way he carries himself throughout that movie.
I am always fascinated by how actors/characters are filmed/portrayed in reaction to whatever perceived archetype they may be. Obviously men and women tend to be treated differently (visually) in this respect.
How many desolate fields of yellowing wheat will manly men stare into while wearing grey suits, GQ/Details/all fashion magazines/that last segment of Skyfall?
Basically, Ben Whishaw is an enigmatic water nymph. Count me a fan.
Sketchbook work! Escher boys. Prelim sketch ideas for the wolf queen from one entry ago.
Also, obligatory mention of “omg blizzard what.” Perfect time to go a-tunneling in waist-deep snow!
Migratory Accessorizing 2012
1 pt Prairie Home Companion
2 pts survival stories
1 pt errant freckles
1 pt cyborgian aptitude
1 ice cube stolen from the top of a mountain in Norway
Stir, be baffled, enjoy.
It was going to be a strange morning.
I did a series of tiny sketches/illustrations for an abandoned card game a while back. Maybe I’ll bring some of these to finish if they stick long enough.
A beastie, and two preliminaries for the series I’m working on.
In This Together2012
Doing a color-sketch for a final. It’s nice to do work that speaks to me on a more story-heavy level too. Once I get this and the ink work for one or two more in the series I’ll speak more about it.
Some more sketchbook pages. Waiting in the unemployment office and traveling on trains, it’s been a magical journey this past week or so.
Demon with the big fur coat is a characterdudething that I have been bouncing around in my head the past two days. He showed up completely unannounced in a digital sketchpainting thing I was working on—it was supposed to be of a fairly benign swordsman, and he just sort of waltzed in and fabulous’d it up. When I teach myself digital painting, that happens sometimes. Characters accessorize, get horns, and it’s all over.
This is what I get for mainlining the last season of RuPaul’s Drag Racetoo quickly and drawing at the same time.
I think I just want everyone to wear poofypants and great boots and horns. That last part I am still waiting to come into vogue so I can finally can start wearing big stupid horns in public, but sometimes fashion is a little late.