Here is the ROYGBV (sorry indigo!) of victoriaying's #7daysofcolor.
Last week was kind of a bummer, so painting these little dudes every day helped cheer me up. I hope they make you happy, too!
Louis Cranach the Elder's paintings are some of my personal favorites from the northern renaissance. (This I think is my most favorite, it’s hard to pick!) He had a lot of reoccurring themes in his body of work; one of them being Judith and Salome portraits with severed heads. Judith scenes are some of my favorites, but I chose his painting of “Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist. I just love her expression paired with the gore of the severed head!
A few months ago I drew a lot of these girls with their heads and other snacks on the same platter. So here I drew some Cheetos puffs.
For July’s QuickTalk, each member made an influence map showing aspects of art history that affect their work. We’ll be posting each member’s map over the next few days, so keep watching!
This was a tough one for me! It was hard to keep my images to a low number and it was tricky to figure out what specifically influenced my art.
My mom (being a 60s kid) is a huge pop art and new realism fan. When I chose images from the fine art realm I mostly stuck to those movements because her taste definitely rubbed off on me and my work. I tried to pick pieces that say a lot about my use of humor, stylization in characters, color, and use of collage with shapes.
1. William Wegman
2. Blake Edwards
3. Walt Disney Productions
4. Claes Oldenburg
5. Tom Wesselmann
Hey y’all! This month *im gonna get my shit together*
I am also getting back from Portland, OR! And I’m still on that post-conference inspiration high (maybe it’ll last until ICON9?! … Or the rest of my life?!?!) You can see my travel sketchbook from that trip here if you wanna: http://issuu.com/floatingheads/docs/pdx_travel_journal/1
Aside from QDC and personal never ending projects I’m doing poster and set design for a local theater. They’re doing the play version of Mo Willem’s “Knuffle Bunny”!
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Back at it!
#ICON8PDX Travel Sketchbook
Sketches from beautiful Portland, OR while visiting for ICON8 ~The Illustration Conference! <—- link to full sketchbook
It was SO GREAT so see some of my illustration buddies again (here’s looking at you jessicaroux, reinacastellanos, kentonblogs, flamingolines)
I also got to see my old roommate / brother / bff from school while I was in Portland so it was a really great week :)
Thanks again to all the ICON8 board members, sponsors, and presenters. Everyone I met was (surprise!) super nice and awesome. I was a big wallflower once I was away from my school security blanket. But I’m promising myself to not be so shy once ICON9 rolls around ;)
Also I tried not to mention ANYTHING from Portlandia while I was there, I didn’t want to piss off any locals. But after watching the show then visiting Portland myself I can tell you that Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen are doing a very accurate job.
Also also the beer and coffee in that town ~**OH MY GODDDDDDD
Wooohoooo! This turned out amazing! I did lil Helios cutie butt on the 4th row. I’ll post a large version of my final soon, I realized something I need to fix! Thanks for putting this together chelseyholeman!! 💕🌙😘
The Sailor Moon 50 Collab is complete!
In anticipation for ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’, 50 characters of the original anime were illustrated by 50 different artists, each with their unique style and voice.
A big thank you to everyone who supported and contributed to this project! It was a lot of fun hosting and I hope to host another sometime in the future. Stay in touch and please share this wonderful poster!
Here are the finished pieces from my jewlery collection with lightgreyartgallery! All of the collections just blew me away, you should definitely take the time to check them out and shop around!
Click here to purchase online! Or if you live in the Minneapolis area, you can take some treasures home with you in person! The show opens tonight :)
Only a few weeks left to get on this badass jewelry! Don’t like mine? There are also PLENTOS of other pieces by amazing artists. This is something you don’t want to miss!!!
It’s been almost 2 weeks since I’ve done any studio work (!!!!). My part time job took over my schedule a little bit and I attended a Teaching Artist Conference this week. A lot of emotions about myself and my career came forward during the conference, and I’ve been drawing those out… so I may blog about that later.
Since I’m feeling a little rusty, I did a little warm up earlier today with some summer shapes in honor of the summer solstice.