I am cleaning out my studio space to make room in which to do more art, and I have some 30-odd pieces of art I need either to sell soon or bury in peat for a future civilization of lemming-people to shrug at.
A purchase today will save these from uncertain fate! With frame as pictured or without if you really hate frames, or if like me you expect the peat to do its job. All available at a discount: $15-$75 plus shipping! If you live in King County I can deliver or meet you somewhere. I have priced these by size instead of by how well I thought they turned out, which I am given to understand is more fair: 11×17 is $75, 8×10 is $30, and 4×6 is $15.
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I made a new side project this week, against better judgement--a twitter account dedicated to art people make based on dreams they had. Don’t worry, it’s not serious, but I did use it as an opportunity to try to correct and crop these snapshots of the drawings I made for a little art show I hung up at Chaco Canyon in Greenwood in 2017. I should have scanned them before framing, but live and learn, I guess!
Here they are arranged in general chronological order of when they were dreamed.
I’ve been working on a comic book for some time, and am finally making progress on a manageable, short version of it. So, in service of this 100-day Project, I’ve double up a bit and have made some character portraits to use as reference as I go along. I’m still not sure this is the best style to complete the comic in–either for expression or for speed. But you need to know what people look like in order to simplify, I suppose.
First up we have Ute, a sort of old lady immortal werewolf character, smoking her pipe.
Last week I tried to rustle up a donations drive to support the protestors getting their heads bashed in by local and federal law enforcement in Portland and Seattle, offering free mermaid artwork to those who participated. Only one person did! Let’s hear it for a real one, my friend Amanda. Here she is as a Mermaid.
Busy days here in the heatsink of Seattle, news helicopters floating over the neighborhood for the protests. It’s a wild world, hopefully on the verge of a better one. I’m just at home half-assing home improvement projects and melting into a puddle of irritable, sunburned sweat.
Here are the two faces I drew on Friday and Saturday to stay on top of this 100-day project. My worry is that if I skip a day in order to do something extra good the next, I will not remember to get back on the face-a-day train. What’s the difference between knowing your limits and fearing them?
Today was a good day. Even though I am currently not employed, in the traditional sense, I am very engaged. I had an interesting dream before I woke up, and despite the heat and discomfort of the hot night I was very productive: Fixed up a job-seeking portfolio page, penciled a 50-foot panorama I’ve been meaning to do for a long time, sketched a bunch of shoujo eyeballs (Shoujo: Japanese teen girl-targeted comic books), made a delicious BLT sandwich…and scored two absolutely CHOICE garbage gems: a working, if rusty, push mower; and a vintage swiveling vinyl fashion chair that is the perfect height for my sewing efforts–no more turning my body into a question mark to thread the machine’s needle!
With all this going on, I nearly forgot to do my face a day, but I made it happen–behold:
For this I dipped my toes in the Japanese comic book-centered digital drawing software program, Clip Studio Paint. I’m not sure I’ve got the hang of it yet, and I’d like to add some more airbrushing effects to really sell that classic 1970s shoujo anthology cover look, but for today I think it’s all right.