Turn the page
I kiss you all starry eyed, my body’s swinging from side to side
I don’t see what anyone can see
In anyone else but you
Wolf Guts for Bi-Weekly Challenge
This week’s challenge was to choose a fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers, and I had a few top picks but at the end of the day I couldn’t resist doing Little Red Cap. In the Grimm Brothers version of the story, the wolf is cut open to get Little Red Cap and her grandmother out, and heavy stones are put inside before he’s sewn back up. When he wakes up, he can’t move from the weight and dies.
I started by doing a few quick thumbnails on paper, then I scanned in the one I liked best and did the sketch digitally. I prefer to sketch digitally because I can flip, rotate, copy and paste at will— saves a lot of time! Then I printed the sketch out at full size (12”x22”) and lightboxed it on to watercolor paper. (At this point, I wasn’t entirely sure whether I was going to paint this or do colors digitally so I wanted to keep my options open.) Once I started rendering it out with graphite, I decided to proceed with colors digitally because I wanted to maintain a feeling of depth with lighting.
Nadja Sveir - A haze view, 2014
|—||Matthew Dicks, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend (via larmoyante)|
Wonderful art from Herakut
Herakut is the name of a two-person team of German street artists specializing in murals. Jasmin Siddiqui, or “Hera,” and Falk Lehman, “Akut,” call themselves graffiti artists, most of their work is commissioned; smaller Herakut works have also been exhibited more formally in galleries. They have also released two books: The Perfect Merge and After the Laughter, which are retrospectives covering 2004-2009 and 2009-2011, respectively.
More to follow :)