Monday, June 28, 2010

Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat.

My friend Caitlin got a bike! The other night, we had our semi-regular drawing night at her house, and we were doing life drawing, but I really wanted to draw the bike first (note: unfinished sketch. this will become part of my bike portrait series.)

Once I got the bike out of the way, I drew my friend Matt Roberts.

A portrait commission of my dad's parents. I'll be seeing my Grandmother at the reunion pretty soon!!!!

Why you shouldn't have your studio in your room: at 4am, you will be half asleep walking around, and knock over your in-progress VERY FRAGILE PIECE. Time to reconstruct, thank goodness the deadline isn't for awhile!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Who's my favorite derby girl?

If you answered #800, Jojo Thrasher from Roc City Roc Stars, YOU'RE CORRECT! Maybe it's just because I've been working so intimately with her boobies. Anywho, I had some major revelations on the piece this week. I was attempting to mount her bust to a window, but it just wasn't working out. I looked across my studio, and saw this mirror from a project that was abandoned months ago. It's working! I attached it, brought some branches in, and I feel really awesome about how the piece is coming out. It's still unfinished, there will be 2-3 more spiders crawling on her bust, and some bats in the background, but I think it's going to come out AWESOME. Hot glue was definitely my best friend in this :)

In other news, I crashed my bike twice earlier this week on a really nice day when I rode out to the pier, Charlotte Beach, and onwards. My bike is still being repaired, but when it gets repaired I also have some new toe clips going on along with a new back rack and panniers, basically, once I get back in the saddle, I'll be even cooler, if you can imagine that. I miss my bike though! In the meantime, I have a heart shaped scab that will make a pretty neat scar once it heals up.

Finally, my friend Kira had a sweet gallery opening this week at Lovin' Cup, and her work will be up there for some time, so if you missed the opening, go check it out! (I may be plugging this show because there is a portrait of me in it).

Sunday, June 13, 2010

you intrigue me

My friend Joey Mac has a beautiful collection of bicycles, and was kind enough to let me draw one of them to add to my new blog header! I guess I just got tired of drawing my own bike, I wanted something different... thanks Joey!

The live painting with Walri show was such a blast! Thank you to everyone who came out, danced, made sculpey creations, and helped raise money for ArtPeace!! This is me with my live painting, congrats to the fellow who bought it. Photo by Gerry Szymanski.

A recent, pretty funky sketch of Jakob Dylan reminded me of why I love drawing them; their BEAUTIFUL EYES. The painting of Bob Dylan was done in 2007, and when I was working on it I fell in love with the way the inner corners (tear ducts) of his eyes are shaped. Something maybe only an artist would notice... and definitely something I would awkwardly say to them, "by the way... I was drawing you... and you have the most perfectly shaped tear ducts"

Sunday, June 6, 2010

There's a darkness upon me that's flooded in light

I finished my self portrait/celebration of spring! Better photos on the way, I promise.
Progress on my roller derby bust. I'm going to need to find a glue gun to get these skulls attached.

I'm doing a sweet project with my friends from the band Walri which involves live painting during one of their shows, Friday, November 11 at Scotland Yard! Feeling the need to do something large, impressive, and fast, I bought some paint markers. This was my first attempt with them, and I'm pretty happy with how they're working out for me!

Below a day my desk looked pretty lovely, and not as crazy as usual.

Oh hey, it's a drawing I did specially to have on display at the Walri show, since I don't plan on painting them on the spot. What I will paint remains a surprise, so I guess you'll just have to come out and see!