Here’s a little preview:
And then go to this link for a complete 360 view. it is absolutely amazing!
It just goes to show you don’t need expensive materials to create something beautiful!
I love the look of simple line drawing with touches of limited color. I have been playing around with it in my illustrations now and then. Here's an illustration inspired by Charlie Kratzer's beautiful use of line in his basement drawing.
This illustration features our very hefty cat Mabel!
When I saw the word for this week was toy, right away I thought of my dollhouse project. While most think of dollhouses as toys I am using one as a vehicle for my illustrations. And now I am addicted! I get to play with dollhouses and create illustrations. It's my fantasy combo!
It all started with a simple little dollhouse... here's our late Stanley cat checking out the dollhouse when I first got it put together. I could always count on little Stan to be my helper with any project! (RIP Stanley - we miss you!)
First, I create a little figure out of paint, paper etc and add a little line drawing on top....
Then I stage the shot and take the final photo, touch up in Photoshop (here I added the pattern to the bag in PS)
I have been so busy lately working on assignments that I haven't gotten to play with the dollhouse project as much as I would like. But I am itching to get back to it soon!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Here’s a page from my tear pile ... I love how they have taken an old book and used it to create a whole scene.
I imagine an entire mantle of books all with trees. Maybe add glitter to the branches and battery tea lights to create a holiday display! So many ideas from just one catalog! Don’t even get me started on all the ideas I get when I go into the store!
I am looking forward to a fun and busy weekend in the city! See you next week!
My favorite part pf baking cupcakes. stirring and then licking the leftover batter from the bowl!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Flavor for Mixed Media doesn't disappoint. Tons of techniques, how to demonstrations, interviews with a wide array of artists and recipes too! You will want this book!
below here's my section in her book and she did a lovely write up on my work! Thanks Mary Beth!
Now you can have a chance to win a copy! Mary Beth has generously offered to give away one copy of her book to a person who comments on this blog post. Winner will be selected at random using random.org number genetrator. So leave a comment below and make sure to include a way to contact you if you are posting anonymously. I will select a winner on Friday March 11 at 5pm EST.
EVEN MORE GIVEAWAYS!
THEN it gets better! I'm having a giveaway of a pack of Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas on Mary Beth's blog. So make sure to stop by there to leave a comment!
**** WE HAVE A WINNER!!****
The random number generation selected number 48 which is Janice! Congrats Janice! thank you to everyone for playing!
It was a fun concept to illustrate! Here's a peek at the article and one of the four illustrations I created for the article.
here's a quick list in no particular order:
Basquiat – this film by Julian Schnabel, when I was in art college we got to watch it with Schnabel and then have a Q&A session with him afterwards. He looks nothing like Gary Oldman who plays him in the film And one of my friends got in a very heated discussion with Schnabel about "big art" vs "small art" Schnabel was very pro large format art. While my friend thought that small format art was still very valid.
A Man Named Pearl - touching documentary about a man who becomes a self taught topiary artist.
Frida - I didn’t expect to like this one as much as I did. But loved it!
Pollock – wish they had more scenes of him painting and less of him getting drunk. Still a good movie.
How to Draw a Bunny – odd film but interesting!
Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress – I am a big fan of Chuck Close. How he overcame his handicap to continue to create amazing large scale paintings is inspiring!
Who the %&*# is Jackson Pollack – a great movie about the bias of the art world
My Kid Could Paint That – story about a prodigy artist and her pushy parents. Question is... is it the Dad painting or her?
Herb & Dorothy – story of a couple (he was a postman) who amassed an amazing art collection worth millions and then gifted it to the National Gallery of Art.
Beautiful Losers – documentary about graffiti artists. Very interesting!
Alice Neel – documentary about portrait artist, Alice Neel. Her sons chime in a lot and you can tell they weren't happy with their unconventional upbringing!
In the Realms of the Unreal - Story of outsider artist Henry Darger who lived a reclusive life and died alone in a Catholic mission in 1973
Helvetica – a great documentary about typography and how it is used in society.
Exit Through the Gift Shop - documentary about street artist Banksy. Rumor is he is also Mr Brainwash. you must watch!
I am sure I have left some out. These are just the ones off the top of my head. If you have any suggestions please post a comment!