Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

pets i: unusual sightings

Some time in the summer, I was driving over to a friend's house when, while stopped at a red light, I saw a man walking his pony like it wasn't anybody's business.

It was even a curious-looking pony (mayhaps groomed for shows or events) and it seemed particularly interested in a nearby nursery.
It was one of those inside-out moments when I wished my imagination was as rich as reality....

A couple of months later, whilst driving once more, I saw a man walking a very large turtle, on this occasion, without a leash. I suppose one wasn't necessary as turtles aren't likely to spring away, but the man nonetheless took care to walk between it and the street.

It made me wonder about what other interesting pets a person might have and the ordeals and trials that might come with their care...
medium: gouache & watercolor on watercolor paper

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

experiment i: yuki-7

These were a set of drawings I worked up for a potential project that wanted a yuki-7/tadahiro uesugi look.
This was a practice round because I'm not at all good at that yuki-7 grundge brushwork. Alas, the secret seems to be not in the brush but in the colors! Imitating Kevin Dart has evaded this sad illustrator because her color sense is lacking (T_T). pauvre fille!

But I'll post anyways! It's important to be open to failure. As in this case, trying to tackle one perceived shortcoming has illuminated me to an actual, much more important, and very serious one. I must go do penance and study color til my eyes burn.

The subject is yours truly because my life is so laughably not super sexy secret spy. My dog has more sex appeal than I do...

On one of my many trips to the hardware story, I found an herb
called Pineapple Sage. And it really did smell like pineapple!

So I took me one home because "what can be awesomer

than fresh pineapple smell on demand?" methoughts.

But all pineapple-smell-on-demand did was

make me want dole whip all the time....

Fail. (T_T)

medium: photoshop