Since I’m having so much fun drawing these, and painting/coloring them in is so incredibly relaxing, I’m offering these mandalas as free downloads. I hope you’ll use them to either paint with a digital tool or just print them off and get out your markers. If it doesn’t lower your blood pressure in 5 minutes, you’re welcome to yell at me in the comments.
Ever since the results of this past election were seemingly manipulated by fake news, people have been asking themselves if they can even tell the difference between real and fake, leading to the conclusion that we are, in fact, living in a post-truth world where facts such as these are irrelevant. Perhaps the irony in this logic isn’t readily seen, but honey, if we decide facts are irrelevant, they become so.
The holidays are over and the new year has come. It all happened so fast that I find myself now in some sort of tailspin or other, comically trying to grasp all 25 million projects that flew up into the air all at once. There’s good news to be had there, though, and it’s one…
Want to make a movie? Not sure where to begin? These classes ought to help get you started.
[P]hotos of artwork are much easier to post. Nobody wants to look at a picture of my screenplay.
It’s the Winter Sale at the Art Center, and I’ve had nary a chance to blog about all the artwork I’ve been doing – books mostly, but also Blue Boxes.
Here’s how I’ve been coping with the stresses of this past week:
We have graduated beyond merely drawing actual kids around Sophie’s age wearing Halloween costumes. We are now drawing steampunk cartoons, people!
I managed to put together some basic supplies and started playing around with mixed media. The first one ended up in the trash. The second one… well, let’s just say it didn’t turn out like I expected.
With a basic understanding of our relative strengths, we moved right into brainstorming, using the remaining time to develop some of the elements from Sophie’s life – her backstory, the setting, some historical research for our unusual location, and more than a couple of secrets about Sophie’s background and family.
I decided the problem was that I was thinking too conventionally for my subject matter. The idea of headless selfies is provocative in itself, and if done wrong, could get awkward fast. A photorealistic image is not the best way to go in this case because the women in these images are already posed in highly sexualized ways. I want to be clear that I’m making art, not simply reproducing a series of salacious images.