This is a drawing of my maternal grandmother, Meryl. She's standing in what I think is some part of Chicago. I went a little quicker with this one, finished in just over a month. This will be the last of the family drawings for a little while. I have a few illustrations part of a series laying around that I really want to start working on!
Lately, I've been listening to a lot of podcasts. I caught one about two months ago that interviewed Brene Brown, a psychologist who studies shame. What she had to share was really, really illuminating for me. Her interview led me to realize what emotional problems I've experienced and currently experience has been, in large part, due to buried feelings of shame. That word ...shame... it just seems to encompass so much of what I've been trying to understand about myself, and really about all us humans in general.
This is a tiny piece that grew out of that. Certainly, there are things about myself I'm still learning to accept...
A little illustration done for the graduation celebration of my mom's preschool class. The cards originally have the name of each student and their graduation year. I decided to just show the illustration here on Blogger.
This is a project that resulted from a random sketching spree I had over this winter, where I produced around 20 something fully realized sketches that I had no idea what to do with. The project started out as something huge and eventually got paired down into this, something tiny. It's four images illustrating a prose poem that still needs some further editing. (Will update with edits soon.)
I've been trying to figure out a new way to get stuff done faster, and as a result, started keeping a drawing log where I keep track of all the hours and minutes spent each day on artwork. It was a huge help in getting me to finish this project as quickly as I could. It took exactly 40 days to do.
I will have more work to show in the near future! Many things in progress at the moment.
See ya! =]
EDIT (5/27/2015): Edited the text, though it still needs work.
Well, I finished the Winston project. But I am somewhat unhappy with it. Around the end I started to realize the illustrations weren't connecting together in the way I wanted them to, that they were actually conflicting with each other, so I wound up scrapping the project. Although I had to scrap it, I feel really happy with getting myself to finish it. I feel like I have a stronger understanding of what it's like to work in a children's book format, and now know how important it is to plan extensively. For this project, I was too quick to jump in!
I've got a little project, just 4 images with accompanying text, in progress right now. I'm thinking if I start small, it will be easier to expand into larger, more detailed projects, you know?
Anyway, here's the last piece from Winston I'm going to post. It's of some trees. It was going to be used as a "break" a couple times to showing passing of time.
Blog: hello. Here's a little drawing I did for fun. It's of some little hooded lovers. It originally belonged to a larger sketch, but I had to forgo the sketch. Couldn't bear to throw these two away, so I turned them into a mini piece.
I'll have more up soon! I've got another little one to post sometime in the next couple weeks. Also, my Winston project is very close to finished. I've got five pieces that are either completely rendered, or very close to completely rendered, and then just one other left to do! I'm planning to have all the black and whites done by the end of this month, and then finish up the coloring and writing during March.
Hello! I don't have too much to share. Just this Winston drawing. But I should have much more to share in the near future. Only 6 more Winston drawings remain to finish up (three of which are really close). The writing for this project is also just about done - just need to tweak a few paragraphs. Once I'm done, I'll post all the Winston drawings together, in the right order, with their accompanying writing, and the whole project will hopefully make a lot more sense than it has so far, haha. I am so happy to finally be finishing a project!
I also started a new project, too, a few weeks ago. Got 25 sketches realized already. Super inspired with this one, though cannot say if that means it's going to end up looking any good. Guess I'll see.