And I continue to turn clients into mermaids.
Here is the finished version of the Julia Pastrana postcard. Graphic Design by Gyda Arber, illustration by me.
I caught the opening night of Victoria Libertore’s No Need For Seduction and it was completely delightful. Read Trav S.D.’s rave here.
My illustration of Vic with Ganesha above.
Just got in the postcards from the printer for the Julia Pastrana show I’m directing in the sound scape fest next month. And I couldn’t be more pleased. First off, cavigliascabinet designed a gorgeous image for the front. And inspired by her gorgeous art, and my recent obsession with vintage postcards, I turned her card into an Art Nouveau postcard, circa 1913ish, and had it printed on high-quality linen paper. It looks beautiful. It is, if I may be so bold, a thing of beauty.
And here’s the thing… we’re so inundated with marketing materials, slick, colorful, everywhere we look. But things of beauty they are not.
A new idea: what if we make the marketing material we put into the world things of beauty, on their own? Perhaps people will be more receptive to our marketing messages this way.
Just a thought.
I’m drawing film stills again! This will be up on my Etsy store soon (along with some other small originals).
Sorry for the recent radio silence! I’m working on a great many things I will be able to share with you soon.
In the mean time, last night I drank a great deal of rosé brut and came home to find this gem in the mailbox.
This was a commission in which I turned a group of friends into their Dungeons & Dragons personas.
I may get tired of turning people into mermaids at some point, but it hasn’t happened yet. This was inspired by an instagram photo posted by Kat Mon Dieu of she and the great Dirty Martini performing at Night of a Thousand Stevies.
The Triple Goddess as 18th century whores (which seems like something that would be entirely possible). And a rat.
I drew this last night after becoming obsessed with a picture of late-Victorian.early 20th century actress Constance Crawley and her monkey.
I think I need to do a complete series. I am obsessed.
I created this image for a friend’s show about Julia Pastrana which will be at The Brick in Williamsburg this June.
If you would like to read about her interesting and tragic show biz career (which extended far after her death) please take a look at Trav S.D.’s excellent blog post.
I drew this the other night when Trav was asleep. I want to ink and paint it sooner rather than later, but I’m not sure if that will happen.
I was planning on writing a Roger Ebert post, but for various reasons, I refrained. I did, however, draw this illustration in preparation.
I painted this the other day from a drawing I mostly did on the subway.