Another portfolio-related piece. This was to be the poster for a vinyl record set I designed for a fictitious music group called Snow Garden. The girl is loosely based on Snegurochka, the snow maiden of Russian folklore. I’m not sure if she normally dumps wintery wind out of a cup, but it works quite nicely for the ambience.
Month: September 2013
One of my favorite projects. I did the original one over a weekend, after learning I was way behind on one of my class projects. For my portfolio class I added two more to make a set, with color and pattern variations.
Formosa was a vintage fashion line for the sake of the project, but for me its a reference to an aesthetic paradise where everyone dresses well. ( see the link on my homepage. )
A most splendid boot
I’m no fetishist, but as artist I’ve always had a fascination with these kind of boots. Its all in how they work with the natural S-curve of the leg, but at the same time give it that blocky, powerful, masculine quality. The shininess helps as well . . . Sharpie + whiteout marker
The Green Suit
Is he dancing? Is he about to dance? Or is he simply walking extravagantly? Only he knows. One thing’s for sure though, that is is a very fine suit indeed . . . Ink + alcohol marker
Due to a pronounced lack of decent tango reference photography , I used a screenshot of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK1ccWeU3gA I originally meant to use them as reference only, but now that I think of it, I might as well count this as fan art, plain and simple. Carlitos is barely visible, but I think we’re all quite happily focused on Noelia anyway. Although I plan on redoing it at some point, I think it turned out quite well, all in all; despite all the imperfections, it captures that deliciously fluid, twisty quality that makes tango magical. I doubt that this will be my last tango-themed sketch. . .
A sketch from awhile back of a stylized heraldic dolphin. You can probably see that it has more in common with the Dolphinfish, or Mahi-Mahi, than with the normal variety. Naturally, I love the serpentine shape.
Coffee shop faces
I spent a good couple hours sketching in a coffee shop on Hawthorne. It was one of those days when the lines just flow out of your pencil with seemingly no effort at all. Definitely could use more days like that!
Doodle on doodles.
This is fairly typical of my sketchbook: layers and layers of chaotic, unrelated doodles, which then get subsumed by one very large, very splendid doodle. This one came out of nowhere. Ink + alcohol marker.
Not a happy monk . . .
What could have have made this Orthodox monk so angry? Heresy perhaps . . . Ink + alcohol marker