Thursday, July 28, 2016

July Recap + New Nerd Ladies

June/July Favorite Things: BBC Poldark, Man from UNCLE (it has really grown on me after multiple viewings), Ash vs Evil Dead, Grimspace book series by Ann Aguirre, Uncharted 4, Netflix's Stranger Things.

You guys, I have a bunch more Nerd Love Ladies collages done and available in my Etsy shop! I'm more than half way done with this project and am really happy that I decided to do it. While it hasn't sold as well as I had hoped (an ever-present scenario when you are an artist), it has been really good practice and helped me learn new techniques and ways to make my art. Plus, awesome ladies. I have 12 more pieces to make (to finish out the set) and am hoping to get those done by the end of August. 

I am also making a bunch of older pop-culture pieces available that were recently returned after hanging out at galleries the past couple years. You can check these puppies out in my Etsy shop as well.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nerd Love Ladies (Round 1)

For a while now I have been wanting to do fan art of some of my favorite nerdy lady characters. Since I really like structured sets, especially alphabet sets for some reason, I decided to make this into a project featuring one favorite female character (comics, video games, movies, TV, etc) for each letter of the alphabet. I'm calling the project Nerd Love Ladies, after a similar project that I set for myself back in 2010. A new nerdy collage every week had been the initial goal, but needless to say that didn't really pan out. I have also started making a list of Nerd Love Gents, so that might be something to look for in the future. 

I will be selling these original pieces on my Etsy site as I complete them. The first batch - featuring Garnet (Steven Universe), Lying Cat (Saga), Midna (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess), Princess Bubblegum (Adventure Time), and Uhura (Star Trek) - will go on sale on Wednesday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m. CST. 

Before I start a collage I do a little digital color mock-up so I can plan what paper I will need before I start cutting. So here you can see a little rough-draft of all the pieces I have planned for the series (the next set is in the works so I should have them up in the shop in a couple weeks).

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

April/May recap

Favorite things: Dying Light co-op, Zootopia, and Captain America Civil War. I was also very lucky to be involved in a artist trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone in May. You can read/see more about that here (since Blogspot is not super great when it comes to sharing photos).

New Art:

For Gallery1988's IDIOT BOX show 

I have also been making progress on my Nerd Love Ladies project. There will be 26 collages in total (one awesome lady for each letter of the alphabet). I will be selling these on Etsy and hopefully the first batch will go up later in June. 

And opening Thursday, June 2, I will have a new piece in Spoke Art's LORD OF THE THRONES show, which features work inspired by Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Here is a little sneak preview: