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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

...So ding dang busy these days with work, life. Sometimes I feel I'm wearing power bracelets, deflecting one time consuming creature after the next. I'm wiped. So to help relieve the stress, I draw concepts next to my computer and that keeps me going, keeps me fresh. This drawing is for my neighbor who is a local beekeeper and who needs some sort of image to help give his company an identity. Since I've been illustrating a lot of princesses, I told him "you need a princess on your label" And since this is Cowboy Country, I have decided to create a Bohemian Princess for his label~the way I would like to do it. This will be digital since I have not done a personal digital piece in a while. I make sure that the character has a great silohuette~great negative shapes that will read well. Paul Wee always asks in figure drawing class: "What's the story? Every drawing has a story." And because of the animation background, I ask myself: "What's the attitude?" There will be bees flying in ellipses above her head. I want a sunny, wholesome happy character, kinda funky with henna tattoos.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Back from Tahoe trip...not the best plein aire from me. I tend to like figure and do the best when the subject is really complicated...when it's simpler, I get confused! And on this vacation, I am always wanting to either: paint or climb or jump off a boulder into icey cold water. Tahoe is so cold it's like jumping into a bowl of ice cubes. Also I have children constantly talking to me. Small, roughly 4"x4" on Bristol tablet.