Thursday, December 21, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

slowly getting there...


So this triptych I've been working on since the dawn of time...
I realized that when I don't know how to do something, or am afraid of failing, I procrastinate horribly. I've been learning new skills for this triptych in an effort to grow and stretch and stimulate the grey matter, but in learning those new skills (aka screenprinting) I've been hitting some roadblocks. Kudos to anyone who is self-taught in anything, it is not an easy road. Anyways, I have finally overcome the technical difficulties I was having and am now at a good place - ready to finish these! and excited about the outcome.

process




here's a bit of process stuff for a recent assignment...there's a bunch of text that will go on the suitcase

Friday, November 24, 2006

life drawing

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Annual Report

See the annual report illustrations I did for Fort Chicago in the 2006 Applied Arts Design Annual...

Faxing Grill

life drawing


Eulogy


A lament for my favorite drawing tool:

My sweet, sweet Bic. I'm distraught over your passing.
Why have you run out of ink?
Why can't I find more of you? Doesn't Bic know that I love to draw with you more than any other? For me, there is no other. Only you.
(or any other Bic-orange-barrel-ballpoint-finepoint-pen-in-black)
After many pleasurable drawing sessions, I bid you adieu.
rest in peace, little fella.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Illustration Friday - Clear


I went to school with a girl whose skin was so pale and transparent that you could see tiny blue veins in her cheeks. When I was young they kind of grossed me out and fascinated me at the same time.

Friday, November 10, 2006

life drawing


Birds and skulls


After months of 'analysis paralysis', I have FINALLY made some progress on the triptych I'm working on, here's the test piece...Sometimes thinking too much is a bad thing.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Friday, October 27, 2006

practice


this is a little study for a triptych i'm working on. i wonder why doll makers put such a blank and creepy expression on their little faces? whatever the reason, i like blank and creepy.

fig-er draw'n





I've been attending life drawing sessions again - always good to exercise those people drawing muscles.

Friday, October 13, 2006

thank you.


I did illustrations for an annual report earlier this year, found out not long ago that it won an award from Black Book AR100- Top Ten Illustrated Annual Reports. :) Thank you to Zahra for art direction and to Jake for being such a good model!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Friday, October 06, 2006

screenprinting





I took a 'silkscreening on textiles' workshop this past weekend and it was super fun. we learned about paper and mylar stencils, and photo emulsion (which was the funnest out of the three). I'm looking forward to incorporating this medium into my existing work. I have a triptych that's in progress right now, and the only thing that was holding it up was that I wasn't quite sure how to do the screenprinting part. but now i know. Time to finish that project. Pics of that to come.... The picture of the iron is the paper stencil, the flowery thing is the mylar stencil, and the birds and flowers are from the photo emulsion process. The birds and flowers are some of my drawings from the triptych I mentioned, I printed a small yardage of fabric with that pattern...good test. cheerio, k

Monday, September 25, 2006

sketchbook





some stuff i've been working on

the elusive palette octopus


a rare sighting

Illustration Friday - Phobia

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Monday, September 18, 2006

promoriffic!


my new promos are here - thank you mr fedex! it's been pissing rain so he left them in the bbq so they wouldn't get wet. now that's service. They will be mailed out very soon....

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

new year, new blog.

September 1 is my new year.
Fall is my favorite season, and it always feels like a fresh start. So with the start of this new year, so begins my blogging. I'll post drawings and paintings and some stuff in progress.

K