Sunday, May 24, 2009

a touch of clara bow...

no- not exactly the best picutres... but here is a fashion illustration that i did for school a few years back. i got an "A" for it. and i was pleased. :) i had got the inspiration for the hat from teh movie "IT", with Clara Bow. she wore a really cute little clouche hat with little leaves and cherries on it. during the film, the hat almost seems to be falling apart... the cherries begin to start hanging lower and lower and for some reason i thought it was really cute that it looked as though the hat was falling to pieces while filming. :)
a friend of mine had just given me the dvd for my birthday with a card saying that he thought i was the ultimate "IT" girl. this was back in the day when i'd go 60's and britpop dancing every weekend. i suppose the fact that i have a round little face and my hair was cut uber short with clara bow bangs at the time, might've added to his idea of me having "IT". i watched "IT" and it made me smile. :) so the next day in class, we were given absolute freedom to draw whatever style we pleased- the only requirement was that we use 2 of the techniques that were shown in class that the week before. all i really wanted to draw was a version of that hat- so i decided to draw out something delicate with a vintage feel. i drew out some simple draping and a bunch of mushroom pleating... and lets not forget the hat! :) i had originally drawn out the girl holding out a piece of her bow because i wanted her to be playfully dangling it infront of a kitten- but once i was done drawing the actual figure- i thought drawing a kitten standing on it's hind legs was me being a bit too ambitous, ehehehhe so the kitten was left out. :)
i actually quite like the dress that i drew for the hat though. :) if i were 6 feet tall and weighed about 40 pounds less... i would've loved this to have been my wedding dresss. fashion illustration is NOT one of my favorite methods of drawing, but i do think that it can be pretty to look at.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

an awakening...

ok... it's somethgin very strange that has occured in teh past few days... little zins has had her eyes open, once again and is wondering "why aren't you doing more?". about a week has passed and there has been about three / four occasions that art/artists have come up.

1st- a friend invites me to an art show / music night- she's always getting local artists and has art charity events.. i had told her i coulnd't go, due to prior a engagement.

2nd- this week i find a long-lost friend online and see that she has gotten loads of great art up on her site- gorgeous pieces! recently having a show in london, being mentioned in the la times and selling portraits from 100- 3,000 dollars a piece!

3rd- a friend text me asking if i knew anyone who owned / ran any galeries, that he had a little over 40 paintings, finished and framed ready to show and he needed some leads. i sent him along to friend # 1.

4th- my fiance sends me an invite to an art showing/ movie release party of one of his old college friends for next week asking if i want to go- of course i want to go!

all four of these things happen in a little less than a week (2, 3 & 4 happened all within a day!) i tell me best friend about it and she starts to tell me about htis 13 year prodigiy painter who lives in sweden and how she was watching just in complete awe of this little girl. the girl is homeschooled and supports her entire family off these paintings. she works on her pieces for about 10-16 hours a day!!! she's 13! wow! the mother of the child said she used to try and get her to stop and to take a break- but then later jsut relaized that she is totally and completely focused and can not get out of the zone of her work.. which i think is so amazing!!! i can't help but say that i'm jealous, ehehehe!

why am i not doing more? my best friend said that we should accept the fact that we are just mediocre, ehhehe. which i don't completly believe to be entirely true. there are so many realms of art- how can i not be able to fit into at least one??? i need to get on it- and do more than what i do- a few doodles a month. i kind of take all these things as signs and that i have to take the next step and be more serious about my art. it is, afterall what i would ultimately love to do as a career. so one must work hard for a career, que no??? :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

quick ideas, but no time!

yes- i've been stricken with a case of the lazies--- and i ahven't posted anythign for a while- this weekend though i'm gogin over to my sissies to try to capture the few of the last preggy moments that she'll be having while baby benji is still in her tum-tums. :)
well- mission accomplised and i did infact swipe a pad of post-its and these are some qucik sketches.. usually done at a red light or when i arrive at work.
the top one i found the most amusing- it was a homeless man brushing his teeth while having a bit of fountain fun. :) i saw him drink from a bottle of water and slowly turn his head and spit out the water after he had rinsed. he was a little fountain for a bit. i htought it was kinda gross that he was completely spitting all over the street- but then again, at least he's keeping good hygene... ????? can't blame a guy for trying to keep his chompers!!! thhe area where he's usually foudn is HIGHLY industrial and i rarely see anyone walking onthese streets anyway- usually jsut people trying to get to work or big rigs driving through.
2nd row to the left- i thought was a little sad. :( you hear of homeless kids in teh us all the time - but rarely have i ever seen a homeless child in la. this little girl was sitting on top a little laundry push cart. the man behind her, i'm guessing is her pops- but who knows! she was patiently waiting while the man rummaged thru the trashcans looking for cans or bottles to recycle... poor little girl. she should be in school learnign to read, instead she'll be learning the way of the streets. :(
2nd row to the right- this was actually the same guy who was brushing his teeth on a different day. i tlooked likehe was throwing soem sort of bread, bagels or donuts... he was tryign to toss them into his little carry pusher. he had more than 1 piece of bread- i saw him toss around 3 pieces in the time span of my red light. he was carefully aiming... adn then tossing... he missed all of them.. eh! has to stay amused somehow i suppose....
3rd row to the left- hehehhe, this was jsut a little kitten i drew out for robby really quick as i sent him an eml. i told him he made me as happy as a little kitten with a new ball of yarn, hehehehhe. yes, i know i can be a sillyhead, eh!
3rd row to the right- this was actually the first little sketch that imade of the happy starbucks guy. when i came in from work- i didn't want to forget his expression- so i doddled him out really quick. i still remember his smilea nd his cheery attitude. he still makes me smile. :)
i'll make sure to post up the drawing of my sis as soon as i draw some...and as soon as i ge thte time to scan them in. :) ciao for nwo! back to work i go!!! :)