Let me try to be better and post more frequently than every 3 months.
There was that awesome moment when my art was featured in the demo reel by Pemberley Digital submitted for consideration of the Primetime Emmy Awards. The whole thing is so surreal, but I’m honored to be a part of such an incredible fandom for the little web series that could.
You can see a brief clip of my art in the embedded video below.
I can’t believe it’s June already. I’m back at work after taking a vacation the week after Memorial Day. I expected to get more art done.
That did not happen.
However, I do feel quite refreshed. I haven’t posted here since the days before Arts Alive. I’m happy to say that that venture went very well for me. I was prepared not to sell anything and maybe meet some awesome artists and network.
The day did not start out well, as I arrived late, a little before 11 a.m. on Saturday, with barely enough time to set up. While running around, I saw that my art school mate Josh Holland had a booth (with Joe Hobbs), as well as, surprisingly, my former college Photography instructor, Rita Skiadas. Rita was selling her beautiful handmade silver jewelry and sketchbooks. I remember waaaay back when I was in college, Rita saying offhand that she made jewelry for herself and friends. So it was great to see her there, to see her work, and to have both of us at our first art festival. Aaron Hunt was awesomely chivalrous in helping me get an aisle assembled. Literally NO ONE had a screwdriver. Who are these people that call themselves artists/craftsmen?
The dates and times for the Street Artist Festival of Arts Alive are as follows:
Saturday, April 13 – 11am-7pm
Sunday, April 14 – 12pm-5pm
I know that my booth will be on the Conti Street side of Cathedral Square, which generally tends to have more shade. So I’m really happy about that, since this weekend is expected to be unseasonably warm.
My wares for sale will include prints from last year’s solo show, mini prints/notecards, and customized Moleskine cahiers (and whatever else I can make before Saturday).
It’s really sad that I’ve waited this long long to make my first post of the 2013. Better late than never in this case.
If you’ve been following my Facebook page, you may already be aware of the events I am about to recount. I have become a fan of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. So much so, that I decided to do yet another piece of fan art. I posted it on my tumblr.
Because I like to make myself suffer, I decided to color it. It eventually found its way to being reblogged by Ashley Clements (Lizzie Bennet) and production designer Katie Moest, tweeted by Geek & Sundry, and finally reblogged by Hank Green, producer of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I actually thanks Ashley for the love and she tweeted me back. So. Life Achievement Level unlocked.
While I really, truly, absolutely love doing fan art, I am also reminded that I have my own original characters and story that I’d like to get out in some form. So last night I decided to sketch out two of the leads and go ahead and color them, too.
I first heard of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (LBD) about a month ago after I began to see posts about it in my tumblr feed. I was finally drawn to watching it after seeing a particularly sweet gif of Jane Bennet (Lizzie’s older sister) interacting with her boyfriend, Bing Lee.This piece refers to the scene that Lizzie describes where she and Darcy are having the most awkward dance at the wedding. Now, the term “smoking hot” a term that I use rarely, but in reference to Bing Lee’s appearance, it more than justly applies.
But it turns out that apart from the smoking hot guy(s), LBD is a very brilliant web series. In a mere three days, I was I caught up with the 60 episodes that had been posted at the time. Granted, each ep is between 3:30 to 6 minutes long, but there’s so much that happens.
Did I mention that it’s a modern retelling of Pride & Prejudice (which I still have not seen because I’m lame)? And all the characters have twitter accounts, so it’s a truly immersive and interactive viewing experience.