Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I made this for a design competition for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.) Their theme for 2010 is the "International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures." I had no clue what "rapprochement" meant before doing this. Its basically harmonious relations between cultures. So my concept for the poster was to show plants from various nations "growing from the same garden." Same roots, same soil. The intertwining hands were to show that harmonious relation as well. And there are little vine-like speech bubbles growing to show the development of dialogue among cultures and how that may also positively influence progression in relations among nations. Looking at this again I kind of feel like the hands look like they could be growing from a grave so thats something I need to improve. Still need to do some work on this but had fun with it. 

Soon enough I'll post up some pillows I'm working on. I had fun with the project but could have been much better if I didnt wait until the last minute. Things are so much more enjoyable when you dont procrastinate, i must say. But anyway, also made a poster for a friend and hopefully that turned out ok for him. I'll put it up on here eventually as well. But here are some magnets I was selling at Rumors, a local fashion boutique. Check 'em out: http://www.rumorsrva.com/ . The owners are sweethearts, mad cool, and inspiring, and i definitely appreciate them allowing me to hustle there :) hah

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Some Sketches

OOOOOOOOH, liiife......bittersweet.....
thats how I've been feelin these days......
(I'll add more to this when I have a moment to fully express how I've been feeling lately)

So this one is kinda dark. Makes me feel kinda weird. I drew it on the bus comming back from New York. The day before we had gone and seen the Tim Burton exhibit at the MOMA. It was pretty great, and I guess I didn't realize how much his mood had an influence on me at the time until I began drawing this. Kinda emmooooo...but hey, it happens.

While looking through the exhibit I realized how much work he puts into his projects. It was so inspiring. He had notes, sketches, character designs, clay models, character costumes displayed, and soo much more. Somewhat overwhelming and i was still expecting a litttle bit more, but it was a great to see and experience.

Another artist whose work was being exhibited was William Kentridge, and I fell in loove. Honestly he can have a little piece of my heart. Loved his process and technique. And their was this dope quote of his on a wall basically describing the process of a piece being created. How before it is, i guess, physically executed its conceived fully in your mind. I'll have to find it. I just really dug the way he said/explained it.