Thursday, September 24, 2009

The right place at the wrong time.

Some new artwork!

Illustrated Logo:

Caricature of Bob Dylan:

I'm kind of unhappy with the outcome of this, I would like to re-do it eventually. In my opinion I just didn't grab the emotion I wanted... but that's for another day.

Also, some knitting:

FINALLY got this pattern down...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Inch your way through dead dreams to another land..."

I'm very grateful to the Grateful Dead for a Box of Rain.

So I've been knitting this kerchief:

I'm using this fantastic sock yarn by Red Heart. Super soft and super colorful. Apparently if you knit with circular needles the end product is striped!

Also, crocheting a scarf for Tony:

Really did not think I could get this effect without knitting, found a pattern on Ravelry (which, if you're a knitter, is a great community).

For class this semester I've decided to create some pieces somewhere in between portraits and caricatures. Ideally I'd like to focus on my favorite musicians, since I am greatly influenced by them. And, I figure, I have to really love what I'm doing.

Rough sketch of Mr. Dylan:

And another for Hunter S. Thompson:

Rough sketches, still in the early development stage, but I'm still super excited, so I had to gush.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dear Ithaca, you are gorges.

So, a few weeks ago, I went camping with my fellow artists in Ithaca, NY.

I had never been there, and honestly, didn't expect it to be nearly as beautiful as I find the Adirondacks to be.

So here's a few highlights of our hike to Lucifer Falls. The photos will probably turn into paintings at some point, when life calms down.

That's my friend John, who likes to Pandalope, in this last picture.

Lastly, just so everyone knows: Bob Dylan is genius.