Saturday, May 12, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
I was asked to create a few illustrations for a family friend of mine that portray chivalry for his 'theology of the body' presentation. There is a complete slide show of what he would show for this presentation in order to get it approved to be able to teach it. These are just two of four.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Halloween, I showed some work in Kenosha, Wisconsin at ArtWorks in their annual "Monster" art exhibit. As always, the show closing was extremely fun;
wild and creative costumes, delicious oversized cake (one year it was a life size mummy), caricature drawings, and amazing art to see. I again attempted to make myself into a bird. Not just any bird, but a phoenix (see blurry picture).
My monsters this year were not spilled ink. I haven't done much with the spilled ink lately but have been focusing on creating colorful illustrations. I really want to work with water colors and gouache lately so I worked my monsters with these mediums as well as water color pencils. I love working with water color pencils, it gives an unexpected dimension to the illustrations. I find comfort in success with the unexpected.
This guy is definitely broken hearted. Left in the dust with only the shadows of foot prints from his last significant other. I recently was left behind and broken hearted. However, creating this brought humor to the situation and I saw a glimmer of hope in the future.
The green goblin is a curious glittery critter. Again this too was created with gouache and water color pencil, a mixed media piece you could say. I always have fun creating monsters, and I love that this show is an annual opportunity for me to continue creating little monsters.
Friday, January 14, 2011
I haven't been able to think of a title for this. A friend of mine and I were talking about it and I was mentioning how I see all these monsters in these ink spills. He went farther in saying how he saw some very bourgeois monsters. Everyone has something different to say about these ink spill/illustrations.... I find these different ideas interesting.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Mistakes are what a person could potentially predict one or many in action. Not to be confused by accidents, something that cannot be foreseen, mistakes are what make us learn by our own and/or observing other's actions. One generally discards the endless work and passion spent on a project or situation when a mistake 'ruins' everything. When the first impulse is to throw away and start fresh can be good and refreshing, it's best to take what you have and make do. In most situations that's all one can do and when successful gives the most satisfying feeling of conquering the evil, awful, terrible mistake. After pushing past many of my own mistakes it can be possible to embrace mistakes for what they are, challenges.
A series of spilled ink. Of course, I intentionally spilled this ink, to make this series plausible to my claims I added a resistant to ink with water to create uncontrollable effects to each print of the spilled ink. Each print was unique and beautiful as it was, to manipulate the effect and 'mistakes' to something more than abstract I filled in the creatures and illustrations I find in each.