Well….I will admit: I lost the drawing I made for you all. The one that I promised the other day, which then didn’t show up on my blog. I am an irresponsible blog runner, but, hey, shit happens. So I decided to post this old commission piece that I did for the Forestry Department. Yay for dorky handwriting and voles that look like hedgehogs.
First real watercolor piece! I’m real happy with it, both with the subject and how it turned out. I’m thinking of doing a set of these. I am totally excited to be working with color again. It’s been YEARS.
“Untitled” (I take suggestions, hah): India ink and watercolor on watercolor paper.
Okay Dear Followers…the moment of truth! My Etsy shop is FINALLY done and has actual things to buy in it! Yay! Including the Monster Pillows! (If any of you have a better name for those, hit me up.) I’m officially an artist now, right?
For all of you who have enjoyed my scientific/botanical illustrations so far, as well as my weird, not-so-scientific stuff, here you go! My Etsy shop finally has prints for sale. SEE AND ADMIRE. There will be more to come; my animal pillows will be for sale in the next couple of days. Thanks, you all!
And here’s the newest addition to The City! Technically this will be the first panel (I think) looking down into the City before you enter it. This one took forever to get right. There are about 3 or 4 iterations that I did before I got this result. I’ll post those sometime too.
Here’s the poem that will probably accompany this piece:
….or so it will go. This, my friends, is a sample page from what I am temporarily calling “The City”. It will be an interactive environment made of drawings by my good friend Mima and I. You’ll be able to walk about this grungy, mysterious place and interact with it in a limited way. For example, here you’ll be able to click on the door, and enter The Grindhouse, or click on the note on the door and read it. Want to know what makes it even more awesome? My other ten-four good buddy, Robbie, will be providing beautiful poems and snippets of writing to intertwine with the drawings and provide somewhat of a narration for the whole place. Some of the scenery will be inspired by preexisting bodies of work, such as the series of poems called “Selections from the Grindhouse”.
Here’s the piece that will probably accompany this scene (and may even be voiced over, for additional tantalizing effect):
Welcome to the Grindhouse
Welcome to the Grind. Come drink with us. We are the beneficiary trust of you, our customers, of all mankind: many voices, many hungers, in a single mind. We are the drinkers of stardust.
We hope that you will find what you are looking for. We’ve taken great pains, great losses and great gains to bring you this collection. We hope that it will leave you poorer.
We are the beneficiary trust of all your wages. Do not grudge us the child’s inheritance, the passing of cups, the transfer of your blood unto our blood from generation to generation. -We are the drinkers of stardust.
STAY TUNED IT’S GOING TO BE BIG.
I can’t tell you how excited I am to work on this. Not in polite company, anyway.
Oh and…..this is the start of a new era! An era of posting things! I’m working on this whole thing new called personal responsibility and discipline. It’s kinda cool, though personally I’m dubious. Anyway, this means that I will be levelling up my drawing skills again and doing 1 + practice drawing every day and posting it here! Also there will be project updates.
Alright well here’s a better picture of me. While I don’t always look deranged, I do always have raccoon eyes. This is in Hawaii. This was supposed to capture the gecko on the wall behind me, but he booked it and left me to awkwardly take a picture of my face.