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This is actually a very lovely acoustic version of the Blue Oyster Cult song, by Gus-
It feels of fall here in Seattle. Is it autumnal where you are?
Gorgeous traditional work by some of my favorite illustrators.
There was a nice crowd checking out the show and chatting with each other-
-a collection of classically illustrated books upon which this art is based -
The art was fabulous (you can see more of the show here
There were nibbles and wine, and even an astonishingly gorgeous opera singer providing a magical ambiance.
A couple of my favorite show artists were in attendence. Here, the lovely and uber-talented Terese Nielsen
- and the fabulous Echo Chernik
(along with her darling girls).
Thanks for another great show Julie!
New session of life drawing starting up for fall (can you believe that? Fall??!)
Costume week -
Shorter poses (5 and 10 minutes) -
About 45 minutes...
It's nice to be back at it.
One of my favorite scenes from Tangled -
-which seems apropos since the daughter and I are heading off to Orlando in the morning for a week of Disney and Universal delights...
See you upon our return!
Super quickie heads - in the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee.
Guest teacher today - 5x7 sketchbook.
Another WIP - for a Halloween show - I've always been intrigued by the poem "Counting Crows
", and thought it'd be fun to explore this theme -
I've also loved Charles de Lint's imagery of 'crow girls
' - so thought I'd combine the two.
Lots to do!
Oh, I can't seem to get caught up -
Here's some process shots from the piece I'm working from the last workshop-
One of my favorite pics of my faery niece and the favorite hen.
But since the assignment was "monsters and maidens" - some monsterousness needed to be involved....
Added some period costuming -
- and have started painting.... More to come.
In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee...
In the 5x7 sketchbook...
It's been an insane couple of weeks! Dead computer, internet issues, camera troubles, my big double-workshop - all have conspired to make blogging next to impossible.
(my piece, in progress at the workshop last weekend).
I *have* blogged about the workshop at least - you can read the report over on TLCWorkshops.
Here's crossing fingers for computer recovery and catching up overall!
Last month we sailed through the Tracy Arm Fjord during our Alaskan cruise-
It was one of the most striking things I've ever seen.
My sister thought this song seemed applicable to the whole experience-
Smallish heads from moving-talking-actual people -
-and when I tired of that - from my head...
I always enjoy Lindsey Stirling's dramatic music videos. This one is no exception:
My life drawings are on hiatus for the summer -
- so I tried another one today so that I don't completely rust over! Boy, do I 'lose it' quickly!
They run a much shorter 'short pose' session than I do.
Love of good poses, some contour and no time for value. It's nice getting back. Despite it being just over a month, I really missed it.
Did my first oil painting since college in the Dan Dos Santos
workshop this past weekend. (You can see a day-by-day report on the TLCWorkshops blog
if you'd like to follow along with the intense fun).
Here's a step-by-step (at least when I remembered to take a process shot):
I went into the workshop with some initial thumbnail ideas based on a photoshoot of my niece.
After getting my thumbnails critiqued, I finished mocking-up a comp in photo shop -
-substituting some elements I shot at the workshop.
Spent the rest of the day finalizing a sketch and then transferred it onto gessoed illustration board.
Here's the cleaned up drawing on the board, spray fixed with workable fixative and ready for paint.
Dan helped me out by showing the start of a colorful underpainting.
Paint applied, sprayed with water, dabbed off with paper towels - until it became a colored, textured surface to work on.
(after this, I forgot to break to photograph it in steps)-
The end of the first painting night - basic color down. Steep learning curve in using a different medium than my norm (watercolor).
And here's after another coat the second painting day. Interesting process. We'll see what it may or may not lead to?
Boy! I've been away (company, Alaska cruise, more company, workshop, etc..!!) and am so behind on the blogging thing. So many pictures - not here. We'll see if I can catch up....?
Ok, this is not really music, but was my favorite video coming out of SDCC - a surprise visit from Loki!
(Apparently Tom Hiddleston wanted it a complete secret that he was making an appearance, and spent his entire plane trip in a Boba Fett costume, complete with helmet - so that no one would recognize and tweet his presence in advance. :-).
Took a field-trip today to Whidbey Island.
It was a *perfect* day of sun and water....
(although a bit hazy on the horizon - would barely make out the mountains...)
The son and wife came along with me.
The tide was going out as we arrived.
It was actually a SUPER low tide this afternoon.
ACRES of exposed sand...
...and rarely exposed seaweed gardens....
You can tell by the barnacle encrustation that rocks like this one are normally submerged.
The north sides of all these rocks hid all sorts of critters in their shade - mussels, hermit crabs, whelks, anemones, etc...
Lots of larger crabs out on the sand.
Barnacle covered hermit crab shells. Complete with crab.
Low-tide still lifes...
It was a gorgeous, perfect day. (I am so sunburned!)
Rewatched The Lake House this weekend. One of the best scenes (plus best music) from it:
Start of a face study....
Life drawing is on hiatus for the summer. Going to try to be doing something figure related on Fridays anyway!
In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee...
The love theme from the 70's version of Superman came up this week. Made me nostalgic...
(sung by Maureen McGovern).
In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee....
In the 5x8 sketchpad....
Toned drawing study today... Cutie-pie smolder!
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In a facebook discussion about *bad* movies with good music, art-friend Tanja Wooten recommended this from TV movie "The Bermuda Depths" -