Tuesday, January 19, 2010

a new one for the "drifting" series

"most of us have to"

i had a good old-fashioned 7-hour drawing session today. no work, no errands, just starting & finishing a drawing without letting days go in between finishing everything. it felt pretty damn good. sometimes you just have to roll up your sleeves, and get back to doing things the way you used to.

Monday, January 18, 2010

a wedding gift

"two hearts overlapping"

so i had wanted to post this drawing for a couple months now, but have had to wait for very good reason. when i found out my sister had gotten engaged i wanted to make her & my future brother-in-law a drawing for a wedding gift. i had tinkered on some sketches during downtime at work and came up with this idea. now, the rabbit's are an old icon i used in a lot of drawings a few years back, and i was happy to use them again: endearing, lovable, and cute. i probably anthropomorphize them for varying reasons, and became set on using them as representatives for Heather & Steve. now i've also used heart's in my work quite a bit, too, but in a slightly different way...they were usually upside-down. so it was nice to actually use them "correctly" in this case to emphasize the obvious emotions for this piece, which is all about love.

the heart's overlap and embrace, creating affection - XOX - a hug & a kiss. the symbol beams breaking clouds. it's simple, because that's all there is to it.

as someone who creates some fairly narcissistic work (although i do like to think it's humbly narcissistic) it was a nice break to create something for other reasons outside my own thoughts. i was quite happy with the way it turned out. it'll be interesting to see it now over the years when i visit them.

winter work

"my vision turns to snow"

"just trying to hang on"

hello friends,
the winter is cold, but it is also productive. i've finished two bigger works, a continuation in the series from the previous post. i think i'm going to make one more for the series, which i'm tentatively titling "drifting." i suppose it's a response to the transitional state i'm in at the moment. and you could also say the weather has had an effect on them, as well. lots of snow.