Sunday, May 27, 2012

Rebel Grrrl Roseanne

I drew this portrait of Roseanne go along with this theme of strong female figures in pop culture that I seem to be falling into. Mostly I'm just trying to do fan art.

This is an episode of Roseanne where Roseanne Connor and her sister Jacki are introduced to the riot grrrl revolution by this lady musician looking for a ride. Here's a clip--it's really good.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Azealia Banks

I did this graphite portrait of Azealia Banks. I think I'm going to continue doing portraits of musicians like this because it's fast. We'll see where it takes me. I'm really just enjoying the fact that I"m drawing. The more I draw the better I will get.
And in case you haven't heard this yet. Here's the video that got me on this whole AZB kick.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Old Ladies, Mykki Blanco, and exhibitions

 So,  since I've graduated I've been taking a break from oil painting and focusing on just drawing a lot. Especially for a painting I plan on doing for an art trade with my former instructor Lisa Ambrose. That's what I'm planning on using this old lady for. I'm basically re doing my old lady with brain balloons painting because 1. she said she liked that a lot and it didn't creep her husband out as bad and 2. I really needed to recompose it because it was much too stagnant. I have to show her the loose compositions though. Which will be soon :)
I've been dabbling with the idea of doing fan art in order to reach out to more people in my artwork. So I did this graphite portrait of Mykki Blanco with a crown of thorns and vultures flying around her. She's a rad drag spook rapper. Check her out! Gender bending at it's finest. 

 ALSO: Three of my pieces made it into the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts show!! These are the two of the three pieces. The third is still yet to be documented because it's been in shows since I finished it. Good sign! I seriously can't wait to share it with you. Go to the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts and you can see it in person! Let alone all three! It's going to be a great show, I saw the list of who got in and I'm very excited to be a part of it!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Hey everybody! This is only going to be a quick update. I've been super busy graduating from Kendall College of Art and Design and visiting with friends and family! I wasn't able to document this piece until now, but it's a portrait I did of my boyfriend Andrew McCoy ( who also graduated! Look at his stuff, too!

I'm really excited about graduating and what kind of art I will be making in the future! I'll keep you updated all along the way! I'll make a more in depth update about it all later, I swear!