Sunday, September 5, 2010

i can't believe it's september and i've posted a whopping 3 drawings to flickr in 2010.  and 2 of them are unfinished pen drawings of someone else's photographs, so they barely count.  what's worse is that i think i've posted everything i've drawn.  and i haven't painted shit.  dry spell i guess.  i hate dry spells.  they are the reason i will never do this for a living.  i would describe the "regular" me as kinda moody, but the "artist" me is definitely bipolar.  so far i've spent 2010 stuck in my lethargic, depressed phase and i'm looking forward to the inevitable mania. 
wish it'd get here sooner.

Monday, April 19, 2010

bought a slide projector at an estate sale recently. can't say that i've ever wondered if my nose would look good at this scale, but at least now i know for sure.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

this photo was taken exactly 29 years ago. in the photo taken right after this i'm scowling in my sleep. proof that i was tired and grouchy from birth.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

my horoscope today is annoyingly pessimistic:

"you're obviously incapable of being happy in a relationship so just avoid them all together."
thanks a lot Rick, real supportive.

Monday, December 7, 2009

graphic design nerds are the best kind of nerds

Monday, November 2, 2009

a while back i bought a package of markers with seriously annoying names. but i made a little discovery hiding amongst the cutesy colors: Fandango Pink is just a fancy name for magenta, Hot Aqua is really cyan, Blazed Yellow is just plain old yellow, and Tuxedo Black is, well, black. add some mylar to the mix and what do you have? why, a completely masochistic art project! super fun times!

i drew all those freaking dots by hand (masochism, remember?) with each color on a separate sheet of mylar and then stacked them up with a little spacer between each layer. the layers only line up if you look at it dead center, from an angle the registration doesn't quite line up. makes it kinda hard to take a photo of, but in person it give it a cool 3D effect.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

i've been wanting to incorporate a playing card into a drawing for a while now. in a normal card the images on each end of the card are identical, but i love the idea of them being the same but different. originally i imagined this as being the same person on both ends of the card, a sort of exploration into the duality of human nature. but the structure lends itself well to identical twins too. permanently linked and yet obviously distinct.

the whole drawing is only about 5x7 inches. i don't like the texture of this new cardstock (the surface doesn't hold up well after many waxy burnished layers) and it's terribly hard to draw a face at this size, but i still think you get the idea. if not, go educate yourself.