I used a fountain pen I have owned for 5 years and never used. It took just a few minutes, but I learned how the nib works from different angles and pressure points. Great fun!
Inspired by Paulina Porizkova’s commentary that there are no other famous women on the Internet her age, untouched by plastic surgery. Women her age are “invisible.”
Wine, wine, wine
my closest friend
I am glad I have met you
wine, wine, wine
taste the wine
The cold is nothing
I allow the darkness
From one of my 5th graders who feels my pain…
But THIS is my monkey and my circus.
From the Domestika Course: Illustration Techniques to Unlock Your Creativity. I chose dog and rollerskating because I love both.
You’re looking at f***ing determination and truth and creativity. You’re looking at loss and sorrow and the effort for a deeper perspective. You’re looking at satisfaction and happiness. You’re looking at a manifestation of a connection so deep and rooted that it’s more real than I am. You’re looking at my face.*
FACE: One Square Foot of Skin by Justine Bateman
My 5th graders found a Black Widow spider in the back yard of the school. It was the first time I saw one in person! Beautiful.
It’s four months past my goal date. Spent 3 months trying to create the hardcover. Finally hired a Fiverr artist to collate my art and the template. Took her one day. 😛
This was fun. Faces are always so hard for me. But Puno on Domestika teaches it well. The one on the right was my first. The older gentleman was my third. Doing the half-face exercise reduced the stress of making it symmetrical.
Crawls through the pipes and onto the countertop. Nasty. Is it the legs? Thoughts of disease?