Thursday, June 26, 2008
Looking Back Apr 2006
So I haven't posted in a bit and since I can't post anything that I am currently working on (yet) I thought I would show an old piece that I really quite like. It started as a self portrait but then morphed into something else when I got sick of staring at myself sideways in a mirror. (yes I have heard of a camera, so I have no real excuses) Anyways this piece ended up being quite a turning point in my artistic development. I had a lot of things going on during that time and although it is titled looking back it was quite a looking forward kind of moment. I change a lot about myself as an individual, and changed my artistic direction towards a more children's style. Hence, this piece came to mean a lot to me. Maybe I will even keep this one instead of syphoning it off to one of my siblings....maybe.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I have always wanted a Vespa. I cannot remember a summer where I didn't stare longingly from my broken down '92 Corolla window, drooling as a stylish college student would wisp by (often faster than my own car could go..) without envy. Someday when I finish paying off old school debts, get steady illustration work, have my own place, and throw caution to the wind maybe I will have one of my very own. But until then I will waste perfectly good painting time drawing up images of myself cruising away into the sunset on one.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
So I have noticed that while painting for hours at a time I get a little antsy. I don't know what it is, if I am bored of the current painting, am tired of sitting in my bedroom day in and day out (I swear sometimes I can stay a consecutive 24 hours without even leaving my house...), or if I just need a break from Illustration work but I found I needed a little something to help break up the day. I was flipping through my old school sketchbooks and ran into a bunch of random designs I made for my intro to graphic design class. Since I am always trying to use up my paint before it dries out too much I decided it would be a fun break to start painting the little square designs and collecting them for some sort of sweet graphic wall covering for my room. It gives me a nice refreshing break to do something with no deadline, plus they are so cool!