Monday, March 4, 2013

I don't mind you coming here, and wasting all my time.

Hello! Since my anatomy obsession started in September/October, I finally formulated a plan to have an art show of just my anatomy work. I've been working on the poster for about a week now, and I'm really excited with how it's coming along. The show will be in May, and I'm hoping that it can be a continuing themed show. Since I have different media and outlets, it feels really important for me to section out my work into separate shows.

I recently entered an online contest through Creative Allies to design this summer's Fleetwood Mac tour poster. I haven't entered any of their contests since I won the contest to go to SXSW in 2010. It seems like a million years ago now! Here's hoping I win, but if I don't, I have a sweet peacock now.

Here's a photo of the progress work that I did on the piece. I had a lot of fun drawing the tail feathers!

Speaking of progress work, I had an art opening at the Genesee Center for the Arts and Education this past Friday. I took some wonderful letterpress classes here in the printmaking studio, and I was honored to have a showcase of my poster work along with the original linoleum. If you ever wanted to try your hand at linoleum block printing, they hold classes in it!

This past week I learned that the poster that I did for the Kingsley Flood album release has some of the wrong bands on it, as the lineup was changed since I made the poster! Since I am having posters screenprinted to sell at the show, I had to think fast, so I bought a white acrylic marker to write the new bands on the poster. This is really embarrassing... lessons in poster making, I guess. I am looking forward to the show at the Bug Jar this week, regardless, and am so excited to work with the Kingsley Flood!

I've been really into the human face recently, and I remembered today that John Cleese had a great series on the human face a few years back on the BBC. So, I watched that in the studio today and drew John Cleese as my warmup drawing.

My face obsession started when I read this NPR article about people who cannot physically smile and the portraits taken of them by photographer Sage Sohier. There's a beauty to their faces that I can't describe, their eyes seem to hold more emotion than those of people who can smile.

Take care, everyone! It's almost springtime!

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