Friday, August 20, 2010

Dress Up In You

It's really time I try and give my poor blog back even a semblance of dignity...I keep forgetting people can see the bullshit I post. Those poor dashboards. Anyway, here is what I have so far on the Signal Arts's going pretty slow, but it's not really something I want to rush...for once. I also have a tentative name for the show...I'm thinking "Dress Up In You", named after the Belle and Sebastian song ("If I could have a second skin, I'd probably dress up in you"). I'm worried the work looks twee..I'm trying to steer away from drawing children, as I look back at previous work and cringe. I hardly ever use pencil, but I've been trying that out with a little bit of pen and watercolour on my beloved brown paper and I'm actually enjoying using it. I had planned on doing all the work on wood, but am wondering if I should now...hmmmn. Also, these are just rough sketches, ideas on how I'm going to place the animal heads on the humans...the finished pieces will be nothing like this probably! And I know the animals are shockingly bad, but I just painted them roughly...I'm going in to the Natural History Museum tomorrow for research purposes and I can't wait! It's so creepy.:)

The Turtle man is from a story about a turtle and a coyote who fight to the death! The bird man is about a lonely bird who can't get a date( my sisters got a great laugh from that one)..originally I was drawing a younger boy until I remembered how I'm trying to avoid that...I'm thinking loner business man instead now.

Regards the cat on the old mans head...take that whatever way you want-Karen Vaughan certainly did!