Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Princess

I finished this drawing today... It is done in ink and colored pencil.
She ended up really reminding me of the princess character from the
Never Ending Story movie... I guess that's
cool..?


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Alice

Here's my newest ink and colored pencil drawing. It is a 'portrait' of a fellow artist and friend, Alice McMahon White. Actually, it's a very stylized and exaggerated interpretation of her, however
I wasn't really going for an exact likeness...
I still hope Alice approves none the less!

Also, I just wanted to share some of my current obsessions, maybe ju
st to remind myself because my mind moves so quickly... But basically, I love all that has the clean, delicate simplicity of origami paired with an abundance of intricate details and patterns, thick hair in long, tight braids, decoration, some what science fiction influenced, and 'futuristic' (I don't like that term) as well as maintaining a very primitive/worldly outlook... primitive in that it pulls pieces out the most ancient bits of your brain and you can identify with it somehow, though you may not understand why... the same feeling you get when you see a slithering snake in the brush... or when your cheeks turn red because you're with your favorite person...

Imagine a paper crane covered
in Aboriginal art...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Warrior


Ink and colored pencil on paper.
Available on American Apparel tees!

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

French Rendezvous

This drawing was created for friend who is planning on going to France for an exchange program...
It is available to purchase on American Apparel tees and all the money made will go towards his French adventure!


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Friday, July 10, 2009

Sorceress


This is my newest ink/colored pencil drawing. It's called 'Sorceress' because it is for an upcoming group show with the theme of 'He-man, Masters of the Universe.' Sorceress is an enigmatic winged beauty. She's got a great costume. She's smart and magical.... But wait, do you know that old show? He-man? You know who does?! My boyfriend Franky! He can pretty much recite it. He has a large duffel bag filled with He-man toys stuffed into my small closet. We have a plastic Skeletor with Barbie doll goggles on, riding a rubber ducky sitting in our shower... BUT, I, myself know very little about the television program other than the stories I have heard from my boyfriend and that He-man is loosely based on Conan the Barbarian... He's the mightiest warrior ever, you know.. He-man is blonde and somewhat effeminate in his appearance with his pink furry undies. He's also not always He-man because he is sometimes Prince Adam which is what most people know him as I guess?... Actually, just click this: Heman Sings. Wow, Im getting side tracked. Back to the gallery showing. It's to be held in L.A.'s 1988 Gallery, this January 2010. The rules were to just draw something He-man in nature but you know, of course, give it my own 'flair' as they say. I wanted mine to be able to hold it's own and not be an obvious ode to He-man. My Sorceress holds an allusion to Horus...




In other 'news,' I am being mused by The Fantastic Planet and the Demiurge of Aeon Flux... Just to be obnoxious about it, I am going to make a suggestion; watch them.





Tuesday, July 7, 2009

More 'Eternity'










I like to dress up. That's probably the only reason I went through with making all of these things. Ha.
Sorry if my face is getting old... Currently, I am pretty much my only model.
If you were here, I'd let you wear something and then I'd take your picture...
Then post you all over the place.

But you know... limited resources.



Monday, July 6, 2009

Go Beyond Eternity...

'Inspiration' board

I dyed and hand painted that silly looking thing. Then I put it on...




Is that even possible? Going beyond eternity? Who cares. I'm jobless so I must entertain myself with questions like that.
I must also keep my hands busy.

So I had an idea. This "idea'' was for an artistic fashion collection inspired by crop circles and nebulae (that's plural for nebula) and beautiful, dainty, little extraterrestrials and constellations and meditation and new understandings about eternity and a collective consciousness... this idea has been sitting in my brain for a while.
Pieces are coming together very slowly, so I thought I'd share what's done-ish...
Mind you, everything has been done perfectly hap-hazard, naturally.

Balance


Living a balanced life if the secret I believe.
Every thing has a beautiful side and a dark side.
Crying is just as important as laughing.
Doing what ever silly thing you want to do as well as
listening to your wiser self is a must.

My new ink drawing takes the idea a bit too literal however.. the poor girl is balancing a cup of tea on her head...
And I love tea. Yum.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Etsy Items!

I've just listed several new prints and original illustrations for sale in my Etsy shop! I hope you take a look! I bet your walls are sad and lonely because they want a pretty drawing hanging on them somewhere... or perhaps you have a friend with distraught walls..?

Here's where you can see them:
Brettisagirl on Etsy


Here's my most recent drawing.
It's ink and colored pencil on paper and measures 9.5x11.

I guess it's a self portrait.