current work ( late oct 05- late jan 06)
i'm working on this one now. i'm a fan of androids and mechanical life.
an updated profile pic was in order, something to reflect a more current self. is that color? gasp. it's sort of a mix of my new place in la and zona rosa. good times.
i asked one of my co-workers to spout a suggestion on break. she said "love, trust, i don't know". at the time i was going through grimm's fairy tales and took a liking to the raven princess.... so the connectors met and thus she came forth.
i noodled around one day while at e st cafe down south. my favorite spot there is rather victorian inspired, so i suppose this and others came of it. it's just a quick doodle.
i had fun with this one. i did this one after the one below. it's a masked/twisted type of take on the arnolfini wedding by jan van eyck. everyone wears masks.
this one is one of my favorites thus far. at the time zona rosa had their dia de los muertos decorations up and a madonna was one of them. i was working on concepts of noface at the time and things connected. again, everyone wears masks, unconcious or not.
alan, this one's yours. you put up in the suggestion post something to the order of "mirrors, acid, quick sand, and something magician like". here you go. i had fun with this one too. i had been researching victorian undies at the time and things connected. it's sort of a take on vanity.
one of those nights when i couldn't sleep. got over caffinated at e st cafe, couldn't sleep and ended up watching the hsn special on telescopes. despite the horrors of insomnia, i liked working on this one.
at zona rosa again, this time with one of my favorite books- kabuki today. hells yes all glorious photo book if kabuki theatere and costumes!
there were some guys sitting around me at e st cafe and i asked for a word or thought. a guy gave me "jesus". my mind landed on some gruesome picture of the crucified jesus. then for some reason, i wondered why there are these huge paintings where jesus is shown in agony and practicly decomposition and parents and elders show them that and say that jesus died for their sins. i dunno, that would scare the crap outa me if i were them........ thus this. they were amused.
same day. i asked the girl at the counter of e st cafe for one. she gave me "judgment". later another guy gave me "iconoclast", but i didn't finnish that one......... but no, it wasn't sunday that day. so yeah, i think i might have been reading about the egyptian exhibit at lacma that day, so this came of it. so much for the gods of old in these modern days.
for some reason i was thinking of alice in wonderland that day.
after doing the one below i was kind of interested in trying out the peter chung type of style. so i did a sort of interpretation of a still from the kabuki book. i kinda like it.
am suggested in one of the posts here to do a cross of aeon flux and the wizard of oz. i gave it a try with my meager amount of reference print outs and this was the better of the 2. i messed up completely on her right arm, and ryosuke spilled paint on it towards the end. i was surprised that aeon flux's colors were so bright. i remembered them as being darker, or at least more like reign's colors. not my best work, but it was fun to noodle around with a different style.
i did this one while waiting towards the back of the crowd at a project 86 show. i liked how the things were different colors at different depths in the crowd.
did this one the day before in anaheim while waiting for project 86 to come up. i was next to the merch booth and i decided to do a pic of their song, "necktie remedy". check em out if you haven't.
at zona rosa again. am suggested "tea", as that's what she was drinking. i think i had been going through a tea ceremony book earlier and this is sort of what came of it.
the first page of the new sketchbook, and already a favorite. i wanted to start this book of strong. i think i had been thumbing through that kabuki book that day and had set up my old japanese dolls in my place. the demon was one of them. yay for ghosteses!