I don't have much to say about these, other than they are from a few pages of my sketchbook...
Friday, December 5, 2008
Orca is one of my Tlingit spirit characters for my thesis. He is a shamanistic spirit that is always changing in color and symbolism as the story progresses. He has 3 forms: wooden totem pole carving, smoke-like wind, and whale form. In this case, he has abstract symbolism of the other 4 Tlingit spirits of the story: Eagle, Wolf, Bear, and Beaver. The colors are adapted from the Lynn Canal where the story takes place. I'll post those other characters soon...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
It just so happened that the model in my Clothed Figure class this week was portraying the type of characters that I want for my Klondike story. I'm currently really influenced by Impressionistic art and Toulouse-Lautrec. Much of my story takes place in a saloon/brothel, so that was what I was thinking of while working on these.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
When I showed up at the clothed figure workshop this week, this punk-style model was trying to pull off a cheesy army costume, complete with NURF gun. I couldn't take the session seriously, so I just characterized him the whole time. Turned out kind-of fun after all.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
...I would truly feel at home! I wanted to try to integrate texture into this graphic style. I like how the northern lights feel with a since of movement and flickering colors. Quilting is a big part of Alaskan culture (I've never gotten into it, but can appreciate it), so it's some of those patterns that I chose to use.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The title isn't meant to be derogatory; that's just the theme that the model yesterday was playing up. The characters in my drawings really "just happened" as I was experimenting with styles and ideas. I wasn't sure where I was going with them, but I enjoy the result.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
So, I absolutely HATE American food (such as fast food, especially from diners...) because I swear I've gotten food poisoning at least 12 times from them. In Alaska, there's usually only one choice of eating establishment, and it's most likely decorated with dead animals: Ooooohhhh!!...Look at the cute bunny head on the wall! I wonder where the rest of the rabbit is? Wait. I just found it-smeared with mayonnaise on my plate.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I want to extend a big thank you to everyone who made it out last night to the art and wine event. The evening went amazingly well, with special thanks to Lena, Zoe, and Jenny at Artisan, and Megan from Jeriko Estates. Thanks again for everyone's love and support!
My art will be up at Artisan until further notice, so if you didn't have a chance to come last night, I encourage you to drop in at your own convenience. Check out artisanwl.com for hours and other events they may be hosting.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I have been invited to showcase and sell some of my artwork at Artisan Wine Lounge in Walnut Creek. I'm putting up 12 pieces later this week, and will have an official event Saturday, June 21st. The wine tasting will be from vintner Danny Fetzer's all-organic label, Jeriko. My husband and I have been members of Jeriko for about three years now, and have to say that his varieties are exceptional. Lina, owner of Artisan Wine Lounge will be offering hors d'oeuvres to pair with the wine. Please join for an evening of art and wine!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I'm working of the logistics of how my Tlingit totem will come to life. These are some color thumbnail studies I've started out with. For now I'm going to go with the bursting out effect (bottom left) because the whole smoke thing is a bit cliche. I also want to reserve the Art Nouveau smokey-wind idea for the orca character, who will "blow" out of the totem and into a real whale in the ocean.