surely you are on pins and needles wondering why I haven't been posting. It has been a month without a post.
Well, my reasons are varied. I assure you that I am doing work. Lots of it. So much in fact that I don't have time to be blogging and posting. Also, the grand majority of the work I have been doing has been for my masters thesis, Heartworms, and my thesis advisor the one-and-only Mirko Ilic has commanded me NOT to post things for the thesis because it could compromise their publishability later on etc
So although no one ever reads this blog, I want to apologize to my imaginary readers and assure them/you that not only is there much that I would like to post but also
a) I dont know that I have ever been this prolific
b) I have never been happier with my work (or had more fun) than I have here with Heartworms.
and c) I don't think I have ever done such personal work
the day is coming very soon when you will be able to see what I have been up to. I intend to self-publish the first batch of Heartworms in January. Until then, know that I love my team and I will post what I can when I can
this past Friday for Carol Fabricatore's class we went on location to the legendary Gleason's Gym. (In the documentary about the MFA program, they filmed Nathan Fox inking at
Gleason's). There we were given the patently absurd task of drawing people who were not necessarily sitting still for us, and also to talk with someone at the gym, draw a portrait and interview him/her.
these are my doodles:
my interview subject was one of the boxers, 32 year old Dom Aragon:
one of my sisters is having a birthday and another one of my sisters is organizing a pub crawl in e. Lansing to celebrate it. COMPLETE with t-shirts that they asked me to design, and I pulled the diva move of insisting that they use Gordie Zalewski of Legion Design to print the shirts
this last friday Carol Fabricatore took us to the Museum of Natural History for drawing on location.
She is encouraging us to use ink as much as possible, which has been good for me. In the past i have been very loyal to my prismacolor only because I was too much of a pansy to go directly to ink. Well no more! fortune favors the bold.
You will notice that the Alouatta guariba has been executed in walnut ink, which I have never used before but I really dug it. It reminds me a bit of the sublime Delacroix sketchbooks
An Appointment in the Dreamworld is now entirely concluded and on display at the SVA gallery on 21st and 3rd ave.
When asked if I'm pleased with it, I can say only that I'm not entirely embarassed by it. I regret certain elements of the graphic design (because I had to design these pages in a matter of hours to meet my deadline, and theres a lot of things that ought to have been thought through a little better).
Design not withstanding, I am very proud of approximately 80% of the art contained within, and the actual book prototype itself (laborious fabricated by hand) turned out quite nice. And to think! I thought that bookbinding class at CCS would never come in handy!
For those of you stranded in Michigan and South Carolina and Guadalajara who will be unable to come see it in person, I am posting it in its entirety here.