Justin and I drove north from Baltimore city for a good thirty minutes and took an exit called "Mt Carmel" and this is the site we ended up at. A harvested crop field. It was strange I've never explored one in the fall time. I wanted to capture the energy of the place at that moment. The orchestra of crickets at peace, warning calls of crows, buzzards circling. The thing is when I scanned this painting in it didn't look right. I started playing with it and looking in the mirror at it to try and figure out what was making it not feel right. Is this a bad thing that it needs to be tilted? I'm no painting major. I've always struggled with the restriction of a rectangle sheet of paper or canvas. I'm more of an organic, circles, spirals kind of person.
Here's its new spot for it outside of the gallery... and a close up of my favorite part. I caught that cuttle fish with my bare hands the first day I was at the beach. I didn't have my camera on me so I did a painting.
Here are two of my sketchbook pages from my trip to Italy. The work that I did over there will be in a show at the end of August.
My trip in a nutshell consisted of nightly ghost encounters, strange sea creature encounters, hiking Vesuvius, exploring places like Pompeii, making lifelong friends, and of course creating art every day. Unforgettable.
I did that little watercolor when my mom and I went down to the lake this morning.. we fed these huge fish our granola bars and it turned into a feeding frenzy..there were well over 100 of them. They're bodies were half way out the water and mouths wide open begging for food.
I'm obsessed with circles circles circles. The circle of Life. The circles in Life. I could draw little circles with my micron all day making patterns and abstractions inspired by nature. Flowing up and down and round and round. Kind of like a sand bubbler crab. It's the small things that make the big.
Schools out. I've been going to bed early to wake up and enjoy the daylight. Me and a few friends went to Patapsco National Park today. It's absolutely gorgeous and we had so much fun climbing all over big boulders in the river its been awhile until today since I've seen waterfalls. I'll definitely be going back there with a sketchbook asap. Also since summer hasn't fully sunk in yet I don't have the motivation to do any big projects right a way.. so I've been doing a lot of work in my sketchbooks. Hours and hours of drawing, watercoloring, and collaging. I'm taking full advantage of having the apartment to myself. I made our living room look like a tornado came through it.
I'll post the stuff I did within the next few days..
I really needed to do a little something for myself today so I did this painting in my sketchbook. I was inspired from a song by Nelly Furtado called 'Fotographia'. :) It's beautiful. So is the song, 'Forca'.
our final assignment for my illustration class is a narrative about a legend or myth. I chose the mayan legend of the origin of the potato. here 4 out of 6 of the line drawings. I got too excited and started painting the first two sections before I scanned them.
The past couple of weeks I have had family and friends model for me while I attempted the tablet color palette. After each person I got a little better. Nick was great model and he does a lot of digital work too so he gave me some really helpful tips. As much as I love working digital I miss working traditionally. If only there were a few more hours in a day.
At least once a week I have to ask a friend to model for me. Sometimes it makes me so grateful that I don't always have my nose shoved in textbooks studying absolutely unnecessary material over and over. Don't get me wrong I do have a lot of interests specifically in science and art. I just want to be surrounded in nature. The city can be so dull and stinky.