I was supposed to finish this drawing in early 2014 (read: I said I would — much more of a failed promise rather than a request). I’m only almost a year late. Finished in record time!
…but the year is almost over, so it’s okay. Maybe I’m getting a jump on 2015?!
For the past few months I’ve tied myself up with artwork (creating, not literally). I’m not at my computer (thus, this might be short and stuffed with typos) so I only have one photo to post that is semi-clear. I promise, I’ll show you more next year. I’ll also write more about what I’ve been doing. And will practice *technology* so I can write proper posts on my tablet or phone!
So, here is the clearest pic of any of the pieces I’ve worked on. It was done for a play called “Scenes from the Cliff” written by Nina Childs, first run will be in January 2015.
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I can’t remember how long it’s been since I put work in my Etsy shop, but I know it’s been a looooong time. It’s also been a long time since I updated this blog!
At the moment, there are only 4 ACEOs in my Etsy shop. Halloween themed ones because, well, Halloween is awesome (as if I have to tell you that)! It’s the best excuse to dress up as someone else or dress up as a sluttier version of yourself! Everybody wins!
Here is an Owl.
Sweet jayzus, it’s been a long time since my eyes graced the theme for Illustration Friday. This week the topic is “Eye Glasses”. I feel that this illustration needs a story, so I’m going to tell you one.
When I was a little It, I developed a passionate madness for a gorgeous, gorgeous man loved by billions and billions of other people. He was the ideal man for me. A perfect face, perfect profile, intelligent, funny, glorious nose and bottom lip. Who was he? You guessed it, it was Rick Moranis! Rick Moranis is still one of the most beautiful men I’ve ever seen so it only made sense to attempt to sketch him for this week’s Illustration Friday theme. When I think of glasses, I think of the beautiful Rick Moranis. And Drew Carey. Drew Carey was another massive crush of mine that (also) still hasn’t fully gone away.
This, though…this is about Rick Moranis. I want to say (want) that the sketch looks kind of like him, but that might be the Riesling talking. I absolutely can not draw real things – only the craziness in my brains. Forgive me! Also forgive me for the extra lines. Since I’m not fully unpacked, I have no erasers!! This makes as much sense to you as it does to me…unless it makes sense to you, then…no. No erasers! Gah!
I missed last week’s I.F. – the word was “Stretch”. This is what I made and wrote.
Spindly with graceless steps, pointed toes, stretching limbs as far as possible, rushing to get off the street, hoping these sentient buildings (it’s in your head, dear) would stop with their imposing posture. Maybe the beginning of capture – “we snack on Marfan”. Maybe a respectful, welcoming gesture – “we mean you no harm as we mean nothing”. Her mind flutters with questions: “Is it a greeting or am I for eating?”
A couple of weeks ago I did two drawing/painting type pictures that Jer insisted had a “Nagel-like quality to them” (Patrick Nagel…oh how I loved him). In addition to that, they are “pretty” and colorful and not typical of what I do. Still, I have to admit that I do like them, especially because they’re out of my norm, and it was really fun to experiment.
As you know from my last entry, I have drawings posted on Etsy and decided to post these as well. While they don’t really fit with everything else in my shop, I don’t care because I don’t really fit with everything else in my head. I suppose that makes it more honest and more…me *smile and wink*. Enjoy. 🙂
I’ll be honest: this was not made for this week’s Illustration Friday theme, but I think it fits very well. The word is “Lost” and the painting (“Lost and Found”) matches. This painting (6 in. x 9 in. with 1 inch border) was made a couple of weeks ago using watercolors. As usual, it contains bits of my own self image, the idea of loss, and even the eventual celebration of what loss can illuminate.