Monday, August 27, 2012

Hunting under the midnight sun

More messing around with gouache, this time sized 6x10". Inspired somewhat by geometric designs of northwest Native Americans, and owls, of course!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The most endearing caps lock crusader?...

(Hmm... he may be in competition with Karkat Vantas for the above title!)

Just finished reading A Prayer for Owen Meany, my first Irving Novel. Here's a quick book cover style illustration with Owen and Johnny Wheelright, amongst some symbols from the novel; like the stuffed armadillo, armless dummy and infamous baseball.  I felt that a levitating Owen shows his ethereal nature.

The ending really tied the knot for me. The random vignettes that composed the story were weaved together into such a satisfyingly witty ending, that if only briefly, a world in which strange characters like Owen Meany exist, is totally believable. I'll forever love stories like this which delicately blend reality and the unknown. Over and out~

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I finally got my off-campus housing decently decked out and ready for the awesome Calarts years to come. We're up in the lovely Sierra Nevada's now, which is a pleasant refuge from the sprawling suburbia that is Santa Clarita. Seeing as I'm no longer madly assembling Ikea furniture, I can draw more! Here's a little oldly colored hummingbird girl done for more gouache practice...inspired from seeing one hummin' around today.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I read Hamlet in high-school last year and loved it, constantly doodling characters and scenes all throughout my copy of the play.  I just happened to feel like sketching my interpretation of 'Hammy' and his dad's (obnoxious) ghost once again.