(No Photoshop! See previous disaster.)
So, two things I haven’t done in forever:
1) Posted a From the Desk feature. I’ve honestly done more drawing lately than surfing the web, but nonetheless, here’s a fresh crop of artsy links for you!
2) Drawn some old-fashioned people illustrations. My pages have been filling with weirdo psychedelic skulls and comics and flowers and cats, but last night I just wanted to draw some people.
Portland (Southeast in particular) always has some really great people-watching. There’s a whole slew of interesting characters to draw from, and the two folks you see above are some that stuck in my memory.
On to the links!
I’ve been discovering so many great artists here in Portland, including:
Brooke Weeber of Little Bird Big City
The wonderful illustrations of Meg Hunt.
And the dreamy drawings of Chuck Groenink.
I’ve also done a couple art trades recently, and was lucky enough to trade for a cozy pair of wristworms by Berlin artist Sandra Juto. (Check out her blog for her “food memories” posts; this ain’t your typically boring food photos, that shit will make you drool.)
I also got to do an art comics trade with San Franciscan Roman Muradov. Yeahhhh art trades!
I am totally putting this zine of hearts, hands, and eyes on my wish list.
These hand-made paper puppets are incredibly charming and make for Etsy feeding frenzies.
Artists re-draw their old childhood scribbles – oh man what a great idea! Makes me wish I still had some of my old doodles.
Salvador Dali for Alice in Wonderland? Yeah.
Dude did you know that a band member of Portland’s own Red Fang worked in Laika’s puppet department? He was lucky enough to work on Coraline and on their upcoming film, Paranorman. Metal + Puppets!
This woolen, handmade skeleton with organs is so cool.
Sweet. There you have it. Happy clicking.