I’m fuzzy now on the details of how this happened. I *think* I was making a cake and had my egg and butter set out to reach room temperature, and then my friend Evan came along and drew wings on either side of the egg in order to intimidate me with his spy skills. I then retaliated by drawing a bat face on the egg, which he and my husband then took pictures of each other taking pictures of.
(my friend Evan)
But I’m not entirely sure. As I was going through my photos I found the bat egg in all its glory. And since I am deep in the middle of a bunch of freelance projects I can’t actually share right now…you get to experience this glory too.
Coming up, retrospectives on several (AWESOME) local shows by Arts Council of Doom artists and photos from a show you can still catch, Let’s Agree to Disagree joint show of awesome artists Amanda and Kristofer Sibrel!! In addition I’ve got a lot more older pieces, decoupage and comic concept art to share. As for my current projects, I hope to be able to share art soon!
More weird things you can do with phones! I like to mess with the Sketch filters on the Camera360 app to make weird comic-book panel looking still-lifes of the otherwise mundane objects in my house (all of which have been stacked in odd and disconcerting ways to try to keep them from my two-year-old).
I think that it wouldn’t be at all difficult to use a quick snapshot with one of these filters to stage and plan an actual comic background or composition. I’m always saying “at some point…” but at some point I do indeed plan to make a hybrid comic or art piece of some sort starting from one of these bright line-heavy photo/drawing chimeras.
At the time I made this post my book had not been uploaded to The Sketchbook Project’s digital library yet. I’ve updated the link in the original post, but I wanted to feature this work again since I haven’t spoken about it here since 2011. My sketchbook “Down My Street” helped me get back a great deal of my artistic momentum and it also helped me practice writing a compelling, coherent narrative over a long format. As one kind reader put it,
Hello there. There’s some lovely work on this site, but your sketchbook is probably the most absorbing one I’ve seen. I found the imagery and the stories fascinating, and liked the way you put notes at the back. It made reading it a second time, a different experience.
Here is the entire book, you can read it all online. But I also noticed as I was documenting the pages that taking pieces of many of the pictures out of context yielded fascinating results. The following is a selection of extreme closeups from my book.