Sunday, October 28, 2007


Here's the final version of my Chastity painting for the "Chastity and Lust" diptych that I blogged about last week:


I still hate it, but I hate this half a little less than the other. I really, really, really didn't like the way that Lust turned out, so I didn't post it. I just ruined the diptych, I know. Anyway, this final piece ended up being much smaller than the original sketch.

I think it looks like Chastity got punched in the face a few times, but people seem to love that coloring around her nose and eyes. Also, there was a drawing of bees and flowers on that chalkboard in the background, but it's visible mainly on Lust's side. I guess you guys will never see it.

Please note that last part was meant to be said in an obnoxious sing-song voice.

Here's the Illustration I assignment I just finished. We were told to illustrate a color and I was assigned "olive green". I knew I had to do something with martinis. Later came the idea to include green army men, gas masks, and ass-kicking redheads. My original idea included having a redhead in a gas mask getting attacked "Gulliver's Travels"-style by a bunch of tiny little green army men. I opted for this more dynamic pose. I like the top figure, but really don't care for the green army guy. Hating half of my work seems to be a recurring theme in my life. Maybe I should just do really huge pieces so that I don't feel bad about cutting half of it out. Anyway, see for yourself.

Olive Green.

In other news, Ze Frank popped up in my head for no particular reason the other day, prompting me to consider doing some video blogging. Maybe I'll do some time-lapse stuff while I'm sketching or just talk about art school to the camera for five minutes every week. I'll think about it.

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