Sunday, March 27, 2011

Autumn Calling....

I feel that chill in the air already....cold feet in the morning and frosty breath as you dash to the autumn here already? I'm not complaining, I like nothing better than my warm marshmallow booties kindly purchased by my Mumma and my olive beanie to keep my toasty, especially when it's still sunny outside. The ever changing seasons are a great source of constant inspiration, both in art and fashion. The deep earthy colours are some of my favourites and I love seeing the turn of nature and how everything seems to change and turn beautiful colours so quickly.

Here are some pretty images that got me inspired this week!

And have you heard of Andy Goldsworthy? He works in a field called "environmental art", which is where he manipulates and moulds natural elements and arranges things in nature, then recording them with photography. I first stumbled across him last year at uni, but I love his little arrangements and constant attention to detail, especially in these pieces working with autumnal leaves. His main website can be found here. It really worth checking out. Enjoy!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monarchs And Painted Ladies.

I just love the vibrant colours and beautiful patterning of monarch butterflies. Have been creating lots of pieces recently featuring my fluttering friends, they have worked out quite nicely. Watercolour really captures the silky color, and they are so feminine, really adding to my drawings of effeminate girls.

A great artist you should all look up if you have a minute is a guy called Paul Villinski. He creates the most adorable little butterflies out of recycled materials, so intricate and innovative. I am particularly fond of the little critters made out of old records (sigh). You can check out more of his work at his website: here.

Here is a couple of images of the girls I created recently, spurred by my new Monarch Muse.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Continuing Obsession...

New project that I'm working on that is getting me very excited. I'll start with pictures of three lovely women, then i'll draw them in charcoal, pen and ink. Then, with help from a very thick volume of Botanical Specimens, I'll match them with a flower that I think is similar to their look//personality. I'll draw the flower in intricate detail, somehow interacting with their drawn bodies, and the botanical Latin name of the flower will be her title, written in calligraphy on the paper. Phew!

Here's a jumble of images that are helping me to get motivated and providing a jumping off point for how I want my pieces to feel and look like. I'll post soon with some actual progress.