This is from a project at school where we had to create three posters to illustrate a quote. We had to choose from a few options, and obviously they were all fashion themed (because hey! it’s a fashion school or something). I picked a quote by Christian Lacroix:
“Beauty is not a very well-balanced thing; it has to be disturbing and uncomfortable.”
It encapsulates much of what I find so attractive and dynamic in the creative arts – the ability of a work of art (or fashion) to have a visceral impact on the viewer and leave a tangible impression on them. So in short, this quote hit close to heart and it was a clear choice for my project. I may post my other two posters later, although I may not (because I don’t like them as much as this one).
That’s a mouth in the background by the way.
In other news, this past Monday I ordered a bunch of art books on Amazon, because I am a compulsive book shopper. The above sketches were made from reference poses in the ‘Comic Artist’s Photo Reference: Women and Girls’ book by Buddy Scalera. I got his Boys and Men book too, and a VirtualPose children reference book, so expect to see a bunch of sketches made from those sources.
This year is meant to be one of those when my skill improves and I actually get somewhere in terms of being pro at this art thing. We’ll see how it goes!
School started and I need to get my stuff together (the fashion photography class is looking mighty intense from where I’m standing) if I do not want to collapse into a little heap of sadness.
This is a quick ink pen sketch from a model reference at models.com.
Super roughness on the subway.
I have this gorgeous faux fur west that I can’t wear because it’s winter and it feels weird to wear something big and fuzzy under a winter jacket.
It does make me feel like a bear (not the sexy kind unfortunately but the grumpy growly one), which is pretty awesome.
I miss that feeling.
Today I decided to ink and colour an old gesture drawing from a life drawing session in my illustration class.
Excuse for not coming up with new and revolutionary ideas? Cooking for Christmas eve:
As a Ukrainian family filled with mostly agnostic and very lightly religious intellectual liberal types, the celebration of the Orthodox Christmas on January 7 has always been more of a family get together thing than anything else for us.
Which, if rephrased is basically an excuse to eat a lot.
Whatever this holiday may or may not mean to you,
Merry Christmas. xoxo
Oren Lavie needs to seriously get out of my head. My weak and dying brain cells cannot physically handle so much awesome.
Also, I figure I should start counting these things.
This is a very fast sketch (work has taken up all my energy to do awesome things), that tries very hard to be fun and dynamic and full of movement. Or something like that.
It’s a vicious cycle is what it is.
Today I cheated a little by colouring an old sketch.
Then again, I’m pretty pleased with it. Poses were referenced from a magazine editorial. And I’m posting this 10 minutes to midnight again.
Because that’s how classy people do it.