Sunday, November 28, 2010

Blog has moved.

Yeah, I know this blog was already kind of dead, but I have a new one!
:)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Photoshopping existed before Photoshop

Think heavily airbrushed photos of models and celebrities are a modern invention of this image-obsessed world? Think again!
Whilst browsing online through some old photos I came across this doozy- from a hand-coloured postcard from the 1930s.


I immediately noticed there was something unsettling about her face, then was drawn to an obvious lighter area beside her chin- why those dirty bastards have shaved off her chin!
Observe:
They have also shaved off some of her cheek below her nose.
The poor lass- having a normal sized chin is extremely unfeminine!
Tinting photos was common practice before coloured film, but it is funny to see even back then people went to pains to create an idealised beauty. Some things don't change!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Old Things Have Soul

It's true... :)
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I really love using ink pens for intricate work...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Fave Bohemian Queens

I am going to try to feature people past and present (but mostly past) whose style really inspires me, or whose work puts me into a cold sweat (in a good way).

First up is 70s disco artist Sylvester. Who is (or was, as the case is) Sylvester? He was the flamboyant and gender-bending queen of disco.
A really great album cover, totally retro-awesome.

Total and utter 70s bohemian cool. Only a true diva can rock that amount of jewellery and still make it look casual.

I must admit, I didn't know who Sylvester was until I bought a compilation of Disco hits a few years ago during my disco phase (Yes, i am daggy enough to really like disco and daggy enough to have a disco phase, but that's another story entirely). His song You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) is in my opinion, one of the best disco songs ever.

A man after my own heart. Reclining in bohemian splendor.

He probably appeals to me because of my unhealthy obsession with sequins.

Only recently I saw the video to the song You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) on Rage. It's very camp and giggle-worthy but I just love it!
It's well worth the watch, especially for the dancers, his awkward pointing at the camera and the fantastic nightclub it was shot in.


He died of complications from AIDS in 1988 but his awesome music will live on!



Not too Shabby...

I came runner-up in a t-shirt design contest run by Supre, and scored myself a $50 Supre voucher. I submitted my "Dreams in Hair" illustration.


Congrats to the winner!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dreams In Hair

This piece evolved from a random sketch. It just flowed right out of me.
It's meaningless really, just some eye candy.

Dreams In Hair

That must be a faux-pas, for an artist to say a piece is meaningless. Well I don't care!

Creature Feature- From My Sketch Book

A peek from my sketch book, some cute little critters! I love drawing animals- real and make believe. It is something I should do more.

Ruby

Coffee Monster

I used to specialize in creatures when I was younger- around 16 and 17. Dragons were a specialty!