This is my second set of black and white ink sketches drawn from reference images.
Back in 2012, I took on a 366 sketches project. The thing is--after a while, 33 drawings, 79 drawings, 165 drawings, 283 drawings--my imagination would wear thin every so often, and reference images were very helpful as a source for inspiration when my mind would just get blank.
Like other intuitive works, this journal's imagery originated more from my creative subconscious than any intentional concept development. As I have gotten older, I’ve made an effort to be more present and aware of my instincts and intuition. Interestingly, I can now look back at works I created over the past few years, and see... Continue Reading →
I'm drawn to animals. I have been ever since I was little. Maybe it's a reassuring beauty in animals as part of nature? The insane variety of life-forms in existence--creatures like me with abilities to procreate, consume food, convert food to energy to survive--to be alive. Yet so much of their existence I can't really... Continue Reading →
As I mentioned in my previous artistic themes post, fairy tales has always captivated me. As an adult, they still hold a certain allure for me that is difficult to explain. Aesthetically, I love the iconographic associations we all have with very basic fairy tale imagery—a half eaten apple, a red cloak, a glass slipper,... Continue Reading →
Infants/Pregnancy/Fetuses/Motherhood: I suppose it's due to the fact that I'm ideal child-bearing age, and I due to my location on a military base, I notice what feels like an incessant parade of pregnant women often with one or two other small humans in tow. My husband and I are often asked why we don’t have... Continue Reading →
Clocks/clock hands: Time is bizarre. It isn’t really tangible. Yet time is always there, we all use it, need it, and it constantly dictates our lives. Time can move so incredibly fast (Time flies when you are having fun. It's completely cliché, but true.) In turn, time can feel as if it is lingering... Continue Reading →
Week 8: Take no. 3 During week eight, Cameron’s Color Scheme task consisted of choosing a color and describing that color in several sentences. The description was to be written in first person, which felt awkward. My result was the following, this sort-of-cliché-accidentally-poem-ish writing. To be honest, I'm slightly embarrassed to share this. But, blue felt... Continue Reading →
Fairy tale imagery has appeared consistently in my artwork throughout the past few years. My association has been instinctual—while working, storybook pages, text, or imagery simply fit with the atmosphere I was creating . I knew I had an internal association with fairy tales, and viewers inevitably have their own reactions, thoughts, and memories prompted... Continue Reading →