Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Walk it out

Last piece for my "fashion" class! This was the last assignment Frank Stockton gave us-- we each got a fortune cookie, and we had to illustrate our fortune.
Can you guess what mine was?

If you guessed, "Spring is here! 2-headed men are out for strolls." you'd be wrong.
My actual fortune was "Smile to others, honesty and friendship bring you fortune."

Get it? The girl's smiling at the man? The man has two heads, named Honesty and Friendship? He's bringing her a flower? Which is like a fortune? eh? eh?

Okay, I know it's kind of a stretch, but if you can give me a more interesting idea, I'm all ears. I just wanted to have fun with my last bit of work for the class (although I'm thinking I should have added some subtle patterning into the suit and dress). Frank was a really good critiquer and it was great to have him there. Thanks Frank! Good advice all around. I'm also very pleased in general with all of my work that has come out of the class as a whole.

Just one more class now-- Thesis. Still so much work to do for it! I always seem to get into these crunch periods. There should be an update early next week, if not before. Tally-ho!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Holy Graft Zeppelin, Batman!

Wow, I got linked by 2 blogs today!

The lovely ladies over at 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast asked if they could feature me in their monthly "Up-and-Coming Illustrator" section, and I was only too happy to agree. Here's the link to my bit! Whee! A BIG thanks to Jules & Eisha! You're the best, ladies. (Jules, you are too kind. I'm saving a creepy topiary face in the future for you.) And thank you to anyone visiting from their blog!

ALSO, another tip of the hat to Elizabeth from Urban Palimpsest, who featured my rollergirl illustrations (and some others!) on her blog today! Awesome. Thank you so much!

I've got a lot of work to do today and I should have a new piece by this evening, but I thought I'd at least post a coupla photos from the Society of Illustrators Reception.
The drive there and back was really draining, so we look really weird and frazzled in most of the photos, but here's one anyway of me & Sam, with my piece popping out around my head:

And here's a photo of all of us MICAns that attended, whether they were in the show, or SHOULD have been in the show, but were dragged there by their significant others (Thanks for putting up with everything, Megan & Sam...) From left to right: Eamonn Donnelly, Megan Russell, Jason Hoffman, Whitney Sherman, Jeremy Enecio, Me, and Sam Bosma.

Interesting note: We ALL wore clothes that had white and blue stripes (except Megan, who had polka dots, but close enough), but none of us planned it. We made the coolest art-gang.

Back to work!