inked and painted

inked and painted

This started as my first attempt of doing a nude portrait (which is a cop out because it’s from the belly button up) but it

ended taking on a more colorful piece that coincides more with what I use to draw in high school, colors and small and

not so subtle mutations.

weekend doodles

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I spent this weekend enjoying doodling and trying to not create some type of new “series” with my art and just doing whatever came to mine. I will be doing my best to submit only the artwork I think is best. Summer school and part time work has been a good way of keeping me structured, which for some reason I create more artwork when my free time thins.  The two girls were drawn on the 4th of July, Prince was drawn Saturday night, and the bicyclist was done earlier today, all using ink.

infinite view

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The second illustration for the Ill Youth series, which has been mostly photography, due to a recent interest in it. This one was used with ink for the outlines and the rest was painted, including the majority of the shadowing, the hair, and the color of the swimsuits.

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I’m enjoying the fact that I have a scanner. I’m also sad that I didn’t realize they were was a scanner in my house months ago when I began this blog, but ey c’est la vie.

One of the photos is one I’ve already posted, but just scanned and I figure it won’t hurt reposting artwork if it’s done in a better quality. The other two come from my personal sketchbook, which I hardly take out artwork from. Although with my Ill Youth collection I’m doing over the summer, I may use my sketchbook to show some of the artwork.

The homeless man drawing’s sign is a reference to a Radiohead song “Fitter Happier” which you should listen to if you haven’t before. This will be some of the last artwork I’ll do that  lacks direction. I’ve been spending the past year drawing and trying to figure what my personal style and I’m getting around to focusing on what I like doing, which is what Ill Youth will be about. So I leave you with my last few eclectic works.

 

 

 

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Ill Youth

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Summer is my favorite season  and I think my artwork shows the same sense of joy I get from not having to deal with school and being more relaxed with what I wear, what I do, and how I decide to spend my time. I’m not sure when summer official starts (even though I’m in front of a computer and the time it takes to write this out, I could’ve found out) but I’ll being doing artwork under the title ‘Ill Youth’ with a recurring theme of what I love about Southern California. This girl will be the start and more will come up soon. As much as I love the summer, it is also a fire dungeon outside so that will give me plenty of time to draw and paint until it is safe to go outside.

Stay tuned.

 

Mother Goose

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I scored Chas Addam’s Mother Goose at my college book sale. I forget how disturbing nursery rhymes are. I love the illustrations though. Charles Addams was a cartoonist known for his dark, humorous content, and the creator of the fictional recurring characters in his book known as the Addams family. I’ll repost with better scans soon.