over the new years weekendPosted: January 4, 2010
So happy 2010, ya’ll. Hope your new years was a good one – mine started out with sushi and drinks, which led to home and more drinks, then to a party with a lot of dancing. Overall, really fun, and I’m glad I got to ring in the new year with some of my favorite people! Although, here was me New Years Day:
So, back to some art. I know that I went on and on and on about an Invisible Sign of My Own and how I was going to make work based on the book. Well, I started it, and congruently started to read one of Aimee Bender’s other books, Willful Creatures. The book is a collection of short stories which I found much more engaging than her full-length novel. I hadn’t put too much work into the Invisible Sign of My Own, so I decided to illustrate from Creatures instead.
The first story is about a little man who is kept as a big man’s pet and lives in a cage. Below is my cut out of a cage, with a few different options for the background. My Wacom stylus has still not been delievered, so I wasn’t able to do any work on the backgrounds once scanned in. The mood of the story is rather somber, so I’m sort of leaning towards the dark-wash background. Which do you prefer?