Colored People #2

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I'm such an art hoarder. These are from a few months ago. I had just watched Henry & June for the first time, hence the quotes from the movie all over the page. I don't own any of Anais Nin's books, but they are on my wishlist. I admire the hell out of her spunk. Anywho, back to le art.
My favorite ones are the disagreeing couple in the middle and the fuchsia ghost in the  top center.

A page of ghosts. Love the crimson stretcher and the cerulean dasher.
I made these little silhouettes by loading the brush and just going on instinct. I would picture a pose in my head, cut out the positive space and boom! thar she blows. Speaking of blows, next time I get jiggy with the watercolors I may bring a straw. The outlines were done with various ink nibs. For the record, I absolutely love those quotes. :)

Colored People #1

My favorite wet media is watercolor. I wouldn't say that I'm a master at it, but I know how to go with the flow {get it? cause, ya know. watercolors. :| } So here are three little pieces I did one night while messing around, mixing colors just for the fun of it. 
city sapphire

green california dream

red coats are so becoming.

Still nothing...

I hate these times. The times where my hands want to move, but I'm clogged. So much to massage around the ol' brain tissue. It's like a mental priapism, being so creatively charged but release is completely out of the question. Business first...
  In the meantime, this is a little piece I finished for the Unearthed Expo. The india ink lines have been finished for a few months, but the color is steaming fresh { was 3 weeks ago.} Enjoy! :)
Frown Mower
india ink and copic marker

These are the india ink lines for the next piece. Color will be done in Photoshop.

oh. yes. Happy Turkey Black Friday.

Paradise Kinetic Text

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Here is another Motion Graphics assignment. I had a lot of fun doing this one. This is my favorite scene from one of my favorite movies, Closer. I love this scene because it is the perfect portrayal of one of the aspects of male and female relations. I'm no feminist, {I would never burn my bras because Victoria doesn't make cheap secrets} but I think women have more power than both sexes realize. The kind of power that should be called Pussy Power.  Every man won't be taken asunder by every pussy, but every man has at least one woman that could virtually take hold of his balls and make him say "uncle" {and he would love it}. Be it his mother, his girlfriend, his wife, his infatuation, a stripper, etc, etc. Gay men are not excluded. Even homosexual men admire/have admired at least one woman in the course of a lifetime. {Hello? Gaga is a prime example} A strip club is the perfect instance of pussy power at work. Picture this: At the start of the evening, a man walks into an establishment with wads of cash in his pocket. He is dressed in his finest clothes and wearing his most sensual cologne. The dancers sniff him out like a pack of wild Amazon huntresses and make a beeline for him and his fat pockets. From his POV, women are crawling all over him because he is not only a man but "THE Man". In actuality, these women only need to say, do and shake whatever he wants, and then boom, it's theirs. All of his hard earned cash flows directly from his pocket and falls in between the cracks of a gyrating vixen. Transaction complete, thanks to a tiny g-string and exposed mammary glands{mummy, is that you?}.  But when a man doesn't get what he wants, what happens? Temper tantrums, violence, wars, so on. Does this mean that if women put out more, there would be less wars because all the men would be sated? Perhaps, but we will never know because women are stingy and the world is full of cock blockers. Really. 

And here is the Paradise Suite kinetic text. {Enjoy.}

Tim and Eric Promo Spot

If you know me, you know that I have a huge soft spot for the bizarre television show Tim and Eric Awesome Show : Great Job. So, naturally, when one of my Motion Graphics assignments was to create a television commercial I immediately knew I was going to do one for T&E. I thought of it as a way to give back to the guys that have given me so many laughs. Here it is:

Hope you laughed.

Marvel Heroines with a splash of Roshi K

Sunday, September 18, 2011


So, with Halloween right around the corner I have costumes heavy on my mind. While other females dress up as slutty as they possibly can, I use the holiday as an excuse to get ridiculous. Lady Superheroes kept going through my mind over and over again. A few years ago I was the poor man's Storm. This year, I don't know... it isn't like there are infinite black super heroines to choose from. Anywho, I got a sudden urge to draw them out! I changed a few costume designs here and there because some of those getups are atrocious. Why do the guys always get new suits? Batman, Spiderman, Wolverine? Come on, let's be a bit more fashion forward you sexy beasts. {I will take matters and wardrobes into my own hands} If any costume is the same, it's because it is already as sexy as it could possibly be. :)

Sesame Street Alphabet for Adults

So, um, I made an animation. It was inspired by my instructor, Lucas Dimick,  who basically told me to do whatever the {fuck} I wanted to do. Being a logophile, this animation is a showcase of some words that tickle me pink. If you liked this particular style be on the look out for my "One Week Surprise!" {coming soon}.

It's the Final Countdown!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thar she blows! This is my colored desin that I had to complete for Background and Design Layout. It's a bookstore called Circles for Squares {because people that still read regular books are becoming extinct. we are the "squares", very unhip with out a nook or some crap} That brick wall was put in because of my love for Richmond, Va's beautiful colonial architecture. I love exposed brick walls. It makes you feel...sturdy? Like the Berlin wall? Whatever, this store was my favorite design from the semesters. It looks like a happy place and once this quarter is over that is where I shall be. In my happy place. For one.short.week. :[


Tada, here it is! My final color for my Dreamscape. This is a part of my final for Background and Design Layout. It is a mystical land that I wish I could know. :) I drew with...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I drew some nonsense while buffering. We'll call it "bufferart." The reason it is so awesome? {hah} I drew it using my middle finger on my lappy top's sensor pad thingy. Good finger exercise. You can never get enough of that. Mwaha.

Inked Lines for my BackGround Finale!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I'm moving here. It's somewhere in East Texas. You know, in the non racist part...

Rage against the Machine.

It hurts my eyes. It hurts my back, well it doesn't the chair does, but I shall blame it on the machine. It eats my stuff. It ruins my stuff. It violates me by shoving 3D animation down my throat. It decides "You know what, user? I'm tired, I'll come back after I get over this virus. {Maybe.}Cough::Shut down." Damn computers. It's a face off every time, I feel kind of like this: 
Ctrl+Alt+ Delete you, muthalicka!!!

Symbiote me

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My Symbiote me. I don't know what the protocol would be for handling one of those guys. But I'm pretty sure it would ravish me. And I would turn into a drawing maniac that would be up, all hours of the night, scratching away at paper. Endless piles of paper under the light of the moon. {and with flashlight eyes. like in Ghostbusters 2.}

I'll take you to the Candy Shop {@ 612 Wharf Ave}

Monday, September 5, 2011

Here are the Lines for a Background & Layout assignment. We had to do a candy shop. But I immediately thought of two songs. Fiddy's "Candy shop" and Mc Pee Pants' "I Want Candy". These songs did not inspire the final layout but my perverted mind did. Every one has assumed that there is a stripper some where in the world named Candy, Candi, Candee, Kandi, Kandy, etc. So what happens once her breasts touch the floor before she does? She retires and she opens the Candy Shop. A brothel that embodies whatever the heck brothels embodied for the better half of the 20th century. Not the grungy, VD infested back alley brothels, we are talking your high quality, royalty only establishments. One that also puts on classy burlesque shows with live piano music. There is actually candy for the guests to enjoy while feasting on eye candy. I would definitely go. Anywho, the whole time I was drawing this and sketching everything out, I had a strange creative movie playing in my head. Visually, I was going through every period movie I have seen in the past few weeks trying to pick out details and furniture that I liked. On the other side of my brain attic, the audio track is playing MC Pee Pants on repeat. Here I'll share the torture with you:

It looks better with the song right? I don't know if that sign in the lower right corner should stay. I will have to find another human's input.

Badassnessity {real word}

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Color comes later. Patience comes now.
 This weeks Animation Club's challenge was right up my alley. This here is another variation of the Dreamcatcher {aka me in a loving relationship with a Marvel Symbiote}. This is her in badass mode. Mwaha. When I stop to reflect where I get this stuff from, I realize it comes from what I wish I could wear. When I was a little girl, sitting on the floor in a sea of Barbie shoes, dresses and other hoohas, I swore I would wear whatever the hell I wanted to. This was probably a product of my father dressing me like a man child. If I could walk down the street wearing this, I would. I do get pretty close sometimes with my big fluffy lady tutus. Just wait until I'm 95, rainboots, leggings, leather skirts, and Nazi jackets will be my daily attire. 

High on Daydreams

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I have been drifting around in my brain for about two weeks now trying to figure out what to do for my background and design layout final. The other night I was watching Star Trek  {a modern masterpiece, LENS FLARE!} and it got my mind in motion. I thought, what if I was stranded on a planet and I could build it up however I wanted? The gears began to turn and crank and grind, all the things that gears do, and this was the finished product. I don't have a name for it yet but it does have a species of people that live there. A close tribe of succubi and incubi reside here. Lazing through the day, but as the ebony sheet is pulled over the blue sky, they go out to do what they do best. And mind you, they do it on Earth, you may have seen them once or twice?
Dreamscape is what I shall name it for now. The little moon symbols are my homage to the dahling Sailor Moon.

The Dreamcatcher. This is for the Animation Club's Weekly Challenge. The challenge was to draw yourself after you had been devoured  by a symbiote{or however you become one with it}. 
These are the roughs, I actually took a break from coloring the Dreamcatcher to make this post. Hey man, coloring is intense. Remember when you were a little kid coloring in your coloring books? I used to put so much time in to choosing the right colors. The last page of my books were always full of color scribbles. I was checking the colors and seeing how they looked next to each other. My dad probably thought I was crazy. :/ Eh, maybe???

These colors don't run...because india ink is permanent like you wouldn't believe...

Hey! Look what I found just laying around on my hard drive. India ink sketches. For those of you that don't know, india ink is part of my arsenal of secret weapons. Give me a paintbrush and some ink...boom...paper doesn't stand a chance. Mwahaha.
I've been told by fellow students that this looks like the Head of the Animation dept. I wasn't intending it to, but thar she blows, it sure looks like a Bill Byrne that I know.

Inspired by Hiroshige, one of my favorite ukiyo-e artists.

Out of this series, this one is my favorite. 

This one looks like the young woman is walking on water. {creepy}

Koi! Koi!

A young maiko. 

Dispute over grits and a shot of a comforting tea set.

Rice, butterfly bows and change purses.

Shamisen, just strumming away.

Men like to climb in vaginas, unless they aren't in to that kind of thing.

{You blew it.}

Clean Cup! Clean Cup! Move Down! Move Down!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This quarter has been hectic. I have been bouncing all over the place. Creatively speaking.
 I am working on a series, it's abstract which I don't usually do, so I feel like I am in the Twilight Zone...of um, painting. I love them though, so I will keep at it. {Pics coming soon.} "The Project", dun dun dun, has turned into a fat well-adjusted American child. "The Project" is a book, by the way, that is all I can say. "The Project" is top secret sensitive material. {so stop thinking about it or my personal gestapo will come for you} Mini-me has started Kindergarten. {fucking 4 boxes of crayons? ISD Communists?}I am closing in on the last few weeks of school so projects are getting more intense. We find ourselves at the cusp of finals. Hello, old friend stress. Good bye, dearest sleep. I think I can make it through this with the tshirt on my back. Yes? Maybe? Eh. Here are 2 assignments from Background and Design Layout. A bbq joint, BBQ&T, and a bookstore, Circles for Squares.

My instructor recommends that I add more highlights and shadows,  I will try to get to that on my 1 week break. :(
The lines for my bookstore assignment. I this is my favorite line drawing of the quarter, so far.

The shading on Circles for Squares.
This class made me realize I love doing backgrounds. It's so much fun. I wish I had more time, I would really get into the cracks with some detail work. Well that is all for now. Until next blogloglog. Night

The Kind of Bathroom I need to Know.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Here is a Value Study of my Serial Killer's Bathroom. I really got intimate with this one.
Process: I started with a 59% gray background. I figured out roughly where my shadows and highlights would be and began to slowly push the gray to the whitest white and the blackest black. I just kept tidying up stray strokes as I went along. Eventually I achieved shadows and highlights that were in all the right places. I set the mood by adding an adjustment layer and bringing down the brightness. Then I went back in and made the shadows as ebony as possible and I polished the highlights until they gleamed like marble. Ha. I was concentrating so hard, that I was literally on the edge of my chair and my tongue was poking out. {Nerrrd.} I may have drooled on my wacom.

Thar she blows.

Background and Design Layout

Thursday, July 28, 2011

This quarter I am taking a Background and Design Layout Class. Our first assignment was to design a bathroom. Luckily, I had a specific serial killer in mind when the assignment was given so I already knew what I wanted to do. I sketched out this bathroom that belongs to a graphic designer that is also a coldblooded killer. Fun stuff.

Wacoming around...

I haven't been practicing as much as I should be on my tablet because paper is my first love. I figure it's like trying a new position in the boudoir, you may not be a huge fan of it the first time, but keep trying. The following drawings were done on a quiet evening. I spied the tablet sitting on my desk quietly whispering my name. So I went for it.