When I was teaching art full-time, I was always on the lookout for open source software solutions for my students. Naturally, I like to experiment with them myself, so that I can answer basic questions. Here’s a little animation experiment I made with Pencil2D. The quote is from an Ellen Lupton typography text.
I had the idea of creating a holiday paper doll set based on the Christmas carol, “The Holly and the Ivy”. The resulting set has two mirror-imaged dolls: Holly and Ivy. Each has 3 costumes based on famous Holly and Ivy characters, either in film, television, or real life.
Holly has costumes previously worn by: Holly White (Breaking Bad), Holly Golightly (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), and Holly Hobbie (American Greetings character).
Ivy wears ensembles previously worn by: Ivy Stuart (Downton Abbey), Ivy Winters (RuPaul’s Drag Race), and Ivy Supersonic (American fashion designer).
Inspired by the work of Rob Draper on paper cups, plates, and napkins, I made my Inktober 2017 drawings on paper plates. I wanted to pay tribute to the drag queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race, as I have been watching that every season that it has been produced for television.
I used the most inexpensive paper plates I could find at the store. I like the way the fluted edges photographed. Granted, the images here were shot by me quickly, using my iPhone 5, late at night as I finished a drawing.
So, some work I entered in the Addys got noticed.
3 new Addy Awards came home with me from our local Addy event. The illustration series I created for my Talaxian paper doll received a Gold Addy and a Judges Choice Award.
My design for the invitation to the opening of an exhibition of Osmo Visuri’s water color paintings received a Silver Addy.
The theme for our local ad club’s Addy Awards show was Wild West Steampunk. I created these pantins, which were included in the centerpieces on the tables. It was great fun watching the attendees play with the pantins, take selfies with the pantins, and ultimately, take the pantins home!
The work began as pencil sketches on paper, then inked on Grafix Dura-Lar film. The inked work was then scanned, and colored in Adobe Photoshop.
I designed this invitation for an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Finnish artist, Osmo Visuri. The paintings had been held by a local collector and friend of the artist for almost 30 years, unseen by the public. It was my great pleasure to assist in bringing this beautiful work out, to be enjoyed by all.
This invitation received a Silver Addy Award in the 2016 Mississippi Gulf Coast AAF Addy Awards.
Combine yarn-bombing with scratchboard art and add in a robot to get this piece I call While You Were Powered Down. I made this piece of scratchboard using the DIY instructions from this post on Makezine.com.
My sister organized a scuba trip last year to place reef balls in the Bahamas to help rehabilitate the eco-system. I didn’t get to go to the Bahamas, but I did get to create a graphic for the team t-shirts.