Tuesday, December 07, 2010

What I Bin Dooin

New work! First, some personal projects - patterned and layered portraits:

Some work for Be Magazine in France Be.com

Some characters for Desjardins...

A piece for More about getting cancer from UV lights in nail salons....(Jeez)

and a piece from a breast cancer feature for Vita magazine...

Monday, December 06, 2010

Draping and Designing Fashion

Shisomiso is once again hosting draping classes with Angelika Werth. I've taken most of them, and they are SO GREAT. If you're interested in designing clothes (in a way that really makes sense), sign up! In addition to Angelika's classes, I'll be teaching a screenprinting on fabric class. Oh yeah, and I designed the poster.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gallery Girls LA

While in LA, my cousin and I went to a figure drawing session called 'Gallery Girls'. The models are in various stages of dress/undress, wearing costumes and headpieces. There is usually a theme to the evening, on this night the theme was 'silver', so lots of lamé and shiny pasties. All in all, a fun night of drawing. The Gallery Girls facebook page here.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Communication Arts 'Fresh'

That's me, 'Fresh'.

You can see me in this month's Communication Arts Photography Annual July/August 2010. There's a nice double pager about me and my work.
Thanks Comm Arts!

ICON 6: A Labor of Line Show at Nucleus Gallery

If you're in the LA area, check out a group illustration show at Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra. Thanks to Wade for including my work!
I was in LA for the opening, and it was a good time. The show is up until August 9th.
You can also see the work online at http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/pieces/258

The top photo is of me posing like a big nerd in front of my piece, the bottom is a tiny sample of some of the work in the show.

xo K

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nudy Tuesday

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

More Lolita Process

Lolita Show Process

Lolita Show Details

The paintings are acrylic and oil on 300lb watercolor paper, and that paper is mounted onto wood baroque panels. I finished the edges with juvenile-themed printed fabrics that I dip dyed in ink.

Lolita Show

I recently completed 9 paintings for a show I named 'Lolita'. The idea behind it was to explore the idea of youth and sexuality. The show is up at Shisomiso Boutique & Gallery until the end of June.

lolita / [loh-lee-tuh] noun
1. a novel (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov.
2. nymphet
3. Also, Lo·le·ta. a female given name, form of Charlotte or Dolores.

nymphet / [nim-fet] noun
1. a young nymph.
2. a sexually attractive young girl.
3. a sexually precocious girl or young woman.
Origin: 1605–15
nym·phet (nĭm-fět', nĭm'fĭt)
4. A pubescent girl regarded as sexually desirable.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Vintage Flour Sacks

A while back I came across these great vintage flour sacks, they look like misprints, but I'm not totally sure. From what I understand, people would buy their flour and it would be packaged in these large textile bags. They would soak the paper label off of them, (they come off quite easily with a bit of moisture), then they would be transformed into skirts, dresses, pillowcases, curtains, etc. What a great way to recycle! And we thought we had it all figured out in terms of 'green living'. I'm not sure how old these are, but wherever they were stored, they were kept in good condition. I have many different brands of flour, along with a variety of colors and border patterns. Score!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Roosevelt Collection Lofts - Sketches & Process

The pieces were very large, and because of that I created all the individual elements with traditional media, then scanned and assembled in Photoshop. The file sizes were huge, and my computer got very bogged down and I swear I saw smoke at one point. Here are a few shots of what the individual pieces looked like before scanning, all work done with mixed media on paper.