Remember valentine's day isn't just for lovers. It's for anyone....any odd or even couple out there (like a Sasquatch and a bunny girl)! I hope you have a wonderful valentine's day! Eat, drink, & be merry! I will too.
Yes, if you're walking in a forest where you've just trespassed, are you going to feel uneasy? Are you going to feel like there are eyes upon you? You might. You might start to think some bunny is there. That's what I imagined for this 2nd drawing for Candy Babel's bunny themed art show.
I still don't know if I'll actually get in this art show. What do you think? Would you accept my submission if you were the judge and jury for the bunny art show? Let me know. It is rather nerve wracking to wait and wait and not know.
For the Bunny Art show at Candy Babel, I decided to create a bunny girl adventure in 3 drawings. It had to be mysterious, magical and sort of sweet...I mean...after all, it's for a candy shop, right? Below is the first drawing I created for the bunny themed art show. I thought I'd show a bunny girl who comes across a mysterious iron gate with bunnies on it. She has to ask herself if she should trespass or not.
I'm actually worried about it. I don't know if I'll get in this art show. I submitted it, but I just don't know. I haven't shown my drawings to anyone except an artist friend....ok.....and now to you too. He said he really liked it. I guess I should trust him. After all, he is a professional who sells art in several galleries. What do you think? Would you want to take home this bunny girl? Would you go on an adventure with her? Would you trespass?
I'll show you more work in progress for this art show in my next blog posts. Let me know what you think. Am I on the right track or what?
Below is my work in progress for the February 2018 cover of Metaphorosis Magazine. You can see the evolution from drawing to completed painting. It was a quick turn around of when it was due. I only had 1 week to finish it. I wasn't sure if I'd make my deadline. In the end, I turned it in a day early.
It's a story about a guy from a small beach town who learns his girlfriend was an alien. When I first heard this description, my mind filled with images of insect heads popping out of 1950's hourglass dresses. But the girlfriend is far less obvious than that. She's full of mysteries yet means our hero, the boyfriend, no harm. In fact, she's quite benign. You can read the whole story starting in February 2018 at Metaphorosis Magazine.
Yep, it happened again. I got the opportunity to do another cover for the sci-fi/fantasy magazine, "Metaphorosis". To what do I owe the honor of getting this cover again?
Well, because I'm a fabulous illustrator, of course! That and they needed someone who could create a cover in 1 week. Yep. This is a quick one. It's a challenge for me to do one that quickly. But I said yes. Stay tuned for the work in progress. And send me some good vibes for getting it done in time.
I definitely have a thing for bunnies as anyone with half a brain can see when they peruse my website. Bunny girls are everywhere and bunnies are, at the very least, hidden somewhere in the landscape. That's why a friend let me know about this art show at Candy Babel, a Portland, Oregon candy shop filled with a bounty of sweet treasures.
At this time, I am coming up with some new bunny drawings. I got a few ideas...yes, I do. I'll have to submit them and see if I get accepted. I'll keep you posted on the work in progress and I'll let you know if I get in the show. I mean...come on....bunnies and candy....who can resist that? Cross your fingers for me.
Good news! I will be part of ZB Gallery's "Spring" Art Show in April 2018. It's a good thing, because I'm itching for spring. What about you? Is all this winter weather getting you down? Do you wish for warmth and brightness and blooms everywhere? I do. I do.
My above bunny girl drawing, "Bunny Girl I: All Roads Lead to Within" will be at the gallery along with 5 other drawings, 12 small drawings from "The Secret Society of Magical Creatures" and 7 paintings. This will be a small group show of artists in which we'll each have a 10 foot long wall to fill up with all art things related to spring. I'll let you know more when the time gets closer and we're enjoying more sunshine. I can't wait!
Have you ever been afraid to be seen crying? And even though you have so much sadness, you can't seem to let the tears fall? I tried to capture those feelings in this drawing. I've been there before....too many times....more times than I wish to recall. What about you?
Some people believe in ghosts and some do not, but I think we can all agree that sometimes we are haunted by unsolved dilemmas and frightening thoughts. That's what I tried to capture in this "Haunted Hat" drawing.
Now, would you really want a haunted hat? What would you do with it?
Conjoined twins and girls with top hats are reoccurring characters in my art. They represent the girls who see with their hearts instead of their eyes. They represent the best of friends because this is what I've always longed for. If I drew it, maybe it will happen some day.