I posted the above image on my tumblr, but I wanted to put it up here too because you can see it bigger. This is a piece that I did a month or two ago in conjunction with a larger educational piece that shows children how disabled peoples move about (it's a personal piece that is taking me a bit longer to complete). The subject of disability is a personal topic for me since my mom developed a neurological disorder when I was in highschool. She has a chronic disability that she constantly has to battle and learn to adapt to. I think it's important for young people to learn about disabilities and just have empathy and compassion for all people. Especially people that are different than you. *more on this subject later.
Wow. I didn't mean to abandon my blog for a month and a half now. Sorry readers! March was a month of visitors, my mom and my best friend from back home in Ohio, Adrienne. My cousin Neal also came into New York for a brief stay. I also routed on my sister to complete her first half marathon. She did a really great job! I also just completed a branding job for a wedding photographer that I will tell you more about when the end products are in a more 'live' state online. So, I think April is a nice time to catch my breath and get back into what I love doing.
Before all the craziness hit in March, I got a hold of one of Tom's men's fashion books and I fell in love with the men's shoes. Something about men's shoes really catches my attention. The buckles, the wingtips, the colorblocking. These sketches came out of that obsession.
Last Friday, I had the chance to leave work early and do something 'inspirational.'
I went to the Conservatory Gardens up on E 105th Street in Central Park. It's really gorgeous there right now.
Unfortunately, my trip was shortened when of my drawings got pooped on. Lucky me, or rather, lucky drawing.
I am super pumped about this new skateboard project. I transferred the drawing tonight and will start the painting tomorrow. Gee, I haven't painted since Thesis, which feels like forever ago. But, I bought new paintbrushes because mine turned to crap from abusing them last semester.
For this project, I am using a simplified palette of blues and oranges. I have always loved a turquoise blue with a poppy orange. MMMM. I changed around my initial idea of doing muted tones due to the skateboard itself being this great blue-green color that I fell in love with.
Here is my sketch:
more to come soon!