May 6, 2011

Ribbonhead on Threadless

A  tshirt design  I've been playing with on the Threadless site.

Score this design: "RIBBONHEAD and the Bird," to help it get printed on Threadless!

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May 5, 2011

Snakeskin sketchbook 4

Departing now from feelings and looking more at character.
From the top; 'Camo & Flage', then perhaps the only
Diary entry drawn so far 'The Bridesmaid's Ass'
and then for fun "Beeheaded'.

Snakeskin sketchbook 3

From the top 'Birdy', 'Sad Tiger' and 'Skinny Puppy'. Still working with feelings and character I'm enjoying playing with the hands and portraying them with and without conventional body structure.

Snakeskin sketchbook 2

Stickhead (top) and Ribbonhead (below) were a transition in the drawings in the Snakeskin sketchbook. I had purged a few of the feelings through the earlier drawings and began to explore the style of character that had developed.  I often use birds to represent the human soul.

Snakeskin sketchbook 1

The Snakeskin sketchbook series is an in progress  project as the snakeskin covered sketchbook (faux snakeskin) I got for xmas 2010 is only half full. After a lifetime of black covered sketchbooks I had been given a cool thing to draw in.

These are the start of the drawings from the sketchbook and I have been using black gel pens with a crosshatch technique. My goal was to create at least one drawing a day in the sketchbook while on my recent travel to Canada and New Zealand. The first few pages of the sketchbook have been torn out and burnt as I tried to use it as a travel diary at first. That approach only served to allow some of my bad 'habits' to immediately surface in the form of 'crap' drawings. I then decided a good place to start was with drawing some of my emotonal responses to illness, as a family members illness was my reason for visiting Canada and starting with a new book.