Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Rare Day off

So, i decided that I wasnt going to do anything work or art related today, I was just going to hang out with my husband and watch crappy tv.

That lasted about two minutes.

I wish I could sit still for more than three seconds at a time.

Anyway, This Thursday is the opening for the 'Dia De Los Muertos' group show at Screaming Sky Gallery on NE Alberta st. Im wicked stoked! I have one piece hanging in the show, its small but I started at the new shop right around the same time I agreed to submit work so I didnt want to get into my usual 'bit off more than I can chew' situation.

Ive been drawing like crazy the last few weeks, but Ive got nothing really to show off, its all been for tattoos. Ill sort through my shit this week and pull out some images to post.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Art Fail but its ok

I suck at keeping up with the internet. August was amazing here at the tattoo shop, but I didnt get much artwork done. My inlaws came out to visit and I tattooed my mother in law and that was a f*&%in trip.


Husband was not pleased.

I havent been to figure drawing since June, that sucks because it really makes my life so much easier when I have the sharp eye and confidence that I get from doing that every week. I did go to Dr Sketchey's last month though and that was fun, I got a couple ok drawings out of that one.

The on illustration I have been working on was supposed to be hanging up at the 'Dia De Los Muertos' group show at The Screaming Sky Gallery' here on Alberta st in Portland, but alas I missed the deadline due to this sweeeet Alice in Wonderland sleeve I started working on. I figured everyone would be doing sugar skulls and Catrinas with skull faces so I did a little research ( very little) into the pre-Spanish aspect of it. Its actually a really cool holiday and I can definitely see myself coming back to the ideas I came up with. Maybe next year though.

Here is a progress shot. Its pretty much finished, except I forgot her face paint when I was rendering her face, so now Ive got to go back and add that in.

Watercolor and colored pencil. Ill 'prolly add the face paint in colored pencil or acrylic.


More soon.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Figure Drawing Stuff

Ive been putting off posting new stuff for a while, Ive just been really busy at the tattoo shop. I figured Id put up some figure drawing stuff that I hadnt posted yet.

I havent been to a real figure drawing session since June, so from the Dr Sketchey's August thing. Most of them are on facebook I think, but I havent had a chance to scan some of the shit in my sketchbook either.




Ill try to post something more interesting tomorrow.