I’m giving this e-commerce and illustration thing a try again. I opened a RedBubble store and am selling my designs on cards. I’ll be updating the shop regularly with new illustrations. Let me know what you think and what products and designs you’d like to see me start selling.
I have a tendency to drown in other’s work. I have a hard time balancing being inspired and being paralyzed by how beautiful someone else’s work is. There are more working artists now than probably any other time in history all competing for an audience. Below are some of my latest or long time favorites.
All the below pieces are produced by contemporary artists I admire. They all inhabit a similar space in me in how I categorize artists and work. All very different but stir up similar feelings. Contemporary and antique. Like opening an old book full of yellowed pages and secrets.
Breaking From Earthly Bonds and Fated Innocence by Chrystal Chan.
I feel that all these works are successfully part of the long conversation of art history. They look backwards and forward.
Umbra by Sam Wolfe Connelly.
Theater of Cruelty by Roberto Ferri
Formerly, drawing by Allison Sommers
Satan and The Dance of Asterion by Denis Forkas
They remind me just a bit of looking into a miniature diorama, a view finder, all a scene of a single piece of work or play. They all also seem to share a similar balance of warm and cold golden browns.
I’m going to try to blog more about my influences as a way to organize my own thoughts and to help me understand what it is what I want to achieve as well.
Here is a messy little post to show a bit of what I do at work. I should do a better job of taking pictures of my chalks as I do them.
We use chalk ink markers, not regular chalk. The markers were a bit tricky to get a hang of at first but I think I’ve become progressively more comfortable with them!