Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Red Shoes

mixed media. 5.125" x 7.25"

DVD cover inspired from "The Red Shoes" (1948).  The movie was filmed right after WWII.  Instead of death for war, it suggests a different reason, death for art.  The devotion for art is like drugs, intoxicating your mind for greater creation and carrying you deeper into your own realm of isolation. 

The special effects were mind-blowing back then and is still fascinating for this day and age.  It is definitely worth watching if you haven't yet. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Come Up

mixed media. 8" x 16"

This is supposed to be a fashion illustration.  I say that because it definitely does not look like one, sadly.  All the figures I used to draw looked like fashion illustrations before - meaning they were way out of proportion.   After years of correcting the habit, it feels strange to purposely elongate them.  

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Book Cover

mixed media. 6" x 9"

Book cover illustration inspired by Alex Ross' "The Rest is Noise".
The metaphor of travel was used to illustrate the book.  "The Rest Is Noise" is not about the history of music but history told through music.  While reading the book, one feels as if he or she is taken on a musical journey through time.  Through the use of visual representations such as staves as road through time, I aimed to illustrate this idea.


mixed media on board. 9.5" x 8.75"

Illustration on article about technology separating world and religion.