GUYS I AM HAVING MY FIRST REAL SOLO ON JUNE 12!!!! Here are some sneak peeks! I’ve been painting and drawing like a mad woman for the past few weeks on heaps of new things for it MORE INFO SOON!!!
Sketch-o-Rama #drawing #sketchbook #illustration #cheeks
“LONG HAIR DON’T CARE”
Meant to be doing other drawings, but was getting stuck and decide to procrasti-sketch instead and what else am I going to draw but long haired babes. Then I coloured said procrasti-sketch and voilaaaa~
SUNDAY #illustration #workinprogress #art #burritofeels
Fishbonez. #illustration #art #painting #cheeks #acrylics
“Cigarettes the only pinpricks of light in our immediate vicinity.” #painting #art #illustration #cheeks #tester
Colouring #ratpack #illustration #cheeks #progress
Rat Stack at the South Tower of Rat Pack Castle #sketchbook #illustration #art #cheeks #ratpack
Inking next C.Reaper drawing ft. Little Wild Tamagotchi. #illustration #art #cheeks #workinprogress
Goal of 2013 was progression/try new things so um my first proper play with sprays. Hmm pretty shitty but also pretty fun. Will probably keep trying. 😲😲😲
SAMMICH! #progress #illustration #sammich #food #alwayshungry
“Skullset” - Ink with Digital Colours
2:50am, tossing and turning in bed couldn’t sleep. Got sick of that and decided it was a waste of time so I got up and made this. No Big Idea behind this I literally just wanted to do something with these four elements: skull, hair, water and the scribbly/pattern things I used in last illo. Sorry for the shitty linework, brush control turns out is not on point at 3am.
Ok, 5.30am now - sun is coming up soon so I better sleep before it melts me. I cannot draw as a dust being.
Illoscript is an online project/initiative that teams local writers with an artist/illustrator whom they don’t know in order for the illustrator to then illustrate the story the writer has written. They then post both story and illustration onto their site just as a means of supporting creatives. I thought this was a really, really rad idea considering I needed more portfolio pieces so I put my hand up and volunteered. I also am obsessed with stories and whenever I draw I make my own up (What’s Up, C.Reaper?) so I thought that it would be fun to illustrate someone else’s story and reinterpret it with my own visual language. That and also I am aiming for editorial in the future and wanted some practice.
The stories they receive are short excerpts and I absolutely loved the one they gave me. It was written by Diana Popovska and it reminded me of midnight/late night adventures with homies whilst inebriated on your substance(s) of choice (including life). This is where I drew inspiration from for this illustration to help back up the elements I got from the story. Mainly for the patterns and the colours. Here’s the story below:
“Girl with the bangs, gyrating in the corner, you are an evil temptress. I want you. “I bet your name is Stone Crow” I will say to you. You won’t answer me because your favourite song, “Bills, Bills, Bills” by Destiny’s Child is playing. And you are in the zone. I’ll notice this and think to myself, ‘damn, she’s in theeeee zone’. And then, without meaning to fuck with your chakra, I’ll ask, “aren’t you hot in those, I’m not too sure what material that is, black pants?” You will begin to hate me before realizing that you love me, and say, “Are you my mother?!” And I’ll reply, “Yeahhh, you are hot in those, I’m not too sure what material that is, black pants.” And then I will wink at you. You will threaten to upper cut me, and I’ll call you on your bluff because I play poker online. Then your friend will scream at me, “Go away weirdo!” and I will say to you, “Your friend is fat”, and you will agree. We will look at each other and have a moment, realizing that this is the beginning of something beautiful. Then you will accept the vodka martini, which I bought you, not because you like vodka martini’s, but because you’re parched after dancing to Destiny Child’s, “Bills, Bills, Bills.” I will watch as you finish off your vodka martini that you hate so much, “I hate this you will say,” and I’ll reply, “Girl with the bangs, gyrating in the corner, you are perfect.” Then we will go home together and I will tell you that you have dough eyes, not to be confused with ‘doe’ eyes, like the animal. Because it’s important that you know that I think your eyes look like bread. This will impress you and we will make love. And during the night, after I’m fast asleep you will leave out through the fire exit of my building, setting off all the alarms. My neighbours will curse you, but I will just hail your name from every rooftop, and scream, “Girl with the bangs, gyrating in the corner, you are so friggen crazy, I love you.”
Progress screenshot of the latest. Colours are getting weirder and weirder which seem to be directly proportionate to illustrations getting funner and funner (maybe? I dunno.) I’ve also started a list in my ‘everything’ notebook of ideas/techniques/etc that I would like to try or experiment with in my next illustrations with the hopes of further progression with each one (improvement is the name of the game).
Sometimes I feel like I think too much about this all but most times I feel like I don’t think enough about it. Although lately I do feel like my brain is going to explode with the amount of things I have to finish as well as do/remember/think about. Need a switch off button and a ‘pause time so I can recuperate’ button. Regardless, I can’t wait to finish this!
#illustration #popo #cheeks #pigs #sketchbook #art