Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
(Ed Rossbach, Old Carrol, 1989)
My first sketch was pretty lackluster. She looked too modern, and frankly, more like a calendar girl than an actual prairie-dwelling dame. Probably the next image in this sequence would be sans a few layers of clothing.
I get frustrated with myself at times... I had intended Cookie to be more cartoony, maybe reminiscent of Christine Norrie's comic style (see below), but I ended up with a cowgirl who looked A LOT like Katharine Ross from when she was in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Complete coincidence, I promise.
Christine Norrie was a regular on Hopeless Savages, one of my favorite comics from my high school days.
I didn't erase the pencil lines because all of my erasers have mysteriously disappeared. I looked for them in every place I could think of, but no dice. It's entirely possible my cat stashed them in various locations around the house, in which case I'm up a creek until I get back into town to buy some more.
Stay tuned for more cowgirls and color versions as well!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Speaking of thanks, here is a piece I should have done ages ago! I'm thinking of reproducing it many times and using it as my thank-you card for all the people that gifted me this season. Good idea, or too tongue-in-cheek? Also, if you were wondering (probably not), both hipsters are ME! I am by turns gorgeous (male hipster) and horrifying (female hipster).
Thursday, December 20, 2007
There weren't many beads I didn't use, but I did avoid the beads with words engraved on them, like "HOPE" and "DREAM". My very first bracelet was a direct response:
My sister told me she wanted a "DESTROY" bracelet of her own, so I decided to make her an improved version for Christmas. I was super excited to find these little copper skulls at the bead store... I was searching for something like grenades or machine guns, but I think the skulls are understated and classy.
Take that, Mary Kate.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I caved and now have a blog for sketches, process, and a place to post my linework before I mess it up with color.
This group of sketches is from September and October. At the time I was at a particularly low point, and this will be the first time these see the light of day. Yes, they're melodramatic. Please be kind!