A few weekends ago we accompanied Jake’s dad, Kurt Hollomon, to Bay City to attend the opening of an art show he curated, All in a Day’s Work, at ArtSpace Gallery.
We arrived in strangely color-coordinated outfits and met with the artists featured in the exhibit, Sophomore year students at PNCA. It was a lovely showing of work from very promising artists.
Check out the work and find out more about the artists in Jake’s post about the opening.
I made this drawing yesterday evening while listening to the new Panda Bear album, Tomboy.
It’s a bit of a departure from my usual style – softer, more loose, and no black. I laid watercolor directly over pencil lines and used brown for the darker hues. More children’s-booky, in my opinion.
I really wanted to loop the first and last letters around her eyes, so as a result I know it reads more like “P and A” than Panda! In a do-over circumstance, I might play with that type more.
You can hear the whole album for free at NPR.org, as well as a DJ set by Noah Lennox, aka, Panda Bear, himself. Check out the new album, Tomboy, here.
For this week’s editorial illustration for the Willamette Week, I had the pleasure of transforming Portland mayor Sam Adams into a turban-wearing gypsy. Art director Ben Mollica provided me with the layout and awesome gypsy photo reference.
I started off trying to replicate the comical expression of the gypsy, but ended up going with an Adams pursed-lip deal.
This was my first colored piece for the paper. (YEEAAHAAHAHHA, COLOR!! *High Five*)
Thanks again to Willamette Week for tapping me on this one.
Posted in Editorial, Illustration, Process
Tagged Charcoal, Editorial, Gypsy, Illustration, Ink, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Sam Adams, watercolor, Willamette Week