Friday, February 8, 2013
The story has some distinctly eastern flavors in descriptions and philosophy, so I thought I would start by adding some of those to my version of the Golden Eyed Commander of Wishes. (aka- the Childlike Empress) I wanted to give a hint of story elements in her crown (including Falkor) and hid Auryn in her costume. She even has a heart in there.
With a crazy-busy day today, I decided to revisit and colorize a drawing I'd done awhile back. Last year, I participated in the Arthouse Co-op Sketchbook Project, with a "Girls in Love" themed sketchbook. I chose quotes about love, and illustrated them with simple inked line drawings and hand-lettering. Every so often, I love revisiting them to create more finished color pieces. I'd like to take more time with this one and try some more color variations—especially within the type.
Yes, this is vaguely love-related.
(I do love this orange ink, though. Rich color.)
The first tape I ever bought was Warrant's Cherry Pie. This album is still some of my favorite guilty-pleasure poppy hair-rock. Pure sex on roller skates. I remember listening to Mr. Rainmaker over and over and over, and singing along with all my pre-a-capalla-group might. Go ahead and have a listen.
I may get excommunicated from the group for this because I'm reposting one from the first day that I put several more hours into yesterday and today. I'm calling this a finished tonal drawing now. I just completely fell in love with designing shapes and lines within this... really enjoyed myself. : )
I'm so excited that we're finally getting a proper blizzard here in New York. The past couple years haven't really seen many nice big storms. I know that many people don't like snow, but I absolutely love it. No other natural weather occurrence has the ability to turn every day environments into magical wonderlands like snow does. When I was young, I remember countless winters where it would snow well over 12 inches and very often, 24 inches. I would always go out fully suited up so that every inch of my skin was completely covered, and I'd carry a ruler. Thus, I would wander around the neighborhood measuring the depths of snow to see where it was deepest. It was always so quiet and peaceful. Not to mention the great snow forts and tunnels I built in many a snow mound! So here's my quick ode to snow. I'm sure there'll be more in days to come.
|he's making a snow angel(heart)|
|5"x7" acrylic and pen on masonite|
First time I dropped the ball here on Month of Love. To be honest, I was having too much fun with this one. I wanted to drop around thirty more heart knights in the back, maybe surround them with spade, diamond, or club warriors. Probably a project for another day.
You can see all the fun I was having in the sketch below.
Here's Spider- Man at the scene of his greatest failure, the Brooklyn Bridge. Where his girlfriend Gwen Stacy is hurled off the tower by the Green Goblin. Spider- Man manages to catch her with his web shooter, he pulls her up thinking that he has saved her. But the whiplash from being caught in mid air has snapped her neck and killed her...