Sunday, October 29, 2006

"The Widow Ching"

Our Visual Development class was given the assignment of designing "The Widow Ching", a non-fictional female pirate who commanded a fleet of 2,000 ships in the late 18th to early 19th century. Below are the character ideations followed by more developed character sketches..

"Gone but not forgotten..."

This piece is part of a series of artworks I call "The Giftship." More on the actual series later...I created this illustration as a birthday gift for one of my friends. It is a collection of vignettes that represent the finest moments of our friendship. The style was inspired by Bill Watterson's immaculate comic strip, "Calvin and Hobbes." Like "C and H," the content itself is glazed with cuteness and innocence, however the story behind the images displays a more latent poignancy. I put a lot of heart into this project and I was very happy with the result. It really sums up how I feel about moments and memories: their ephemeral quality is what makes them so special...geeze, on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd say my femininity is at 11 right now.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Figure drawing frenzy!!!

Now, what everybody wants: full frontal nudity...

If I were to describe figure drawing in one word it would be "sublime"...or "boner"...Sheldon Borenstein once said that we are all born with millions of shitty drawings, and the only way to improve as an artist is to simply get rid of them. Of course, once in awhile a decent gold nugget will squeeze out amid the pile o' crapola. The page above is one of those nuggets.

Friday, October 27, 2006


random words: contrived, sock puppet, mugluckluck, gumdrops, and splooge...