So, tonight I met Gary Dumm, the artist of the American Splendor comics, at a meeting of the Northern Ohio Illustrators Society. He was extremely friendly and just such a cool, relaxed guy (and his wife was pleasant, too). I gave him a postcard and business card and he seemed excited to receive them. He said we may talk again soon, and I said, “Even if it’s just an email saying, ‘Hey, I remember you!’, I’ll be satisfied!”. He also had a really relaxed opinion on the adaptation of books to movies and vice versa, so then he really became one of my new heroes.
I also got to catch up with my instructors/colleagues from school, one of whom is a seasoned art director and designer Larry O’Neal. He gave me sage advice about what to do now that my brain and life are more stable than they were when I graduated in 2009. Needless to say, I feel better about this whole artist thing now that he put it back in perspective for me.
LET’S DO THIS THING!!!
Hello, hello! I bring you all a colored version of the line art for the piece I’m submitting to the Tata Gala’s breast cancer-charity juried show. I would really like feedback on this during the week, because I plan on submitting it by Tuesday or Wednesday. The deadline is October 1st, and I want to be in before then!
Check out my last post for more information on my rationale for the subject and color ideas.
So, without further ado, and with a disclaimer for those who wish not to have artful lady parts displayed too soon on their screens at work or school, here it is!
Hello, all! Tonight I’m posting the line art for a drawing I’m submitting to the Tata Gala juried show. Since it’s juried, I’ll either be in the gallery shows themselves (there are two), or, if the judges don’t choose to hang it up as a physical piece, it may appear in the online gallery. Either way, part of the entry fee goes toward their crusade for breast cancer research and I’m totally cool with that.
The drawing is a caricature of myself. A lot of the imagery I’ve seen in the show includes thin/fitI wanted to submit an image of a curvier, more heavyset woman, who is still having fun with her body and is proud to be a woman. The look on her face is surprised, but not afraid or self-conscious, just fun.
I want to color it, but I’m not sure how. I think flat, pop art-like colors would be fun, to play up the positivity of the image and the show itself.
I’m posting a thumbnail instead of the entire image for the sake of you viewers who don’t want even artful lady parts gracing your computer at work or school. Click for the full-size view at your own discretion.
Check out this post for information and photos!
Also, good idea/bad idea time: What does everyone think of my changing the 50 Ten-Dollar Sketch Commissions, $5 instead? Original post is here.
Hey, everybody! Check out my portraiture-and-other-cool-stuff show at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio, from now until the end of August! Yay!
Ok, it’s not actually a trap – the show is totally real, but this grey fox is a MEGA trap! He’s not in the show. Sorry.
Here are some photos that were taken of the show! Enjoy!