Yeah, see what I did there?
Illustration I assignment: Illustrate quote from Wired Magazine's 6-word short stories. I was assigned Joss Whedon's "Gown removed carelessly. Head, less so." So, I'm doing a creepy hooded figure drawing a "cut here" line along the woman's neck as he loosely cuts open her dress with a pair of scissors. Ooh. Ahh.
I spent about a week and a half trying to figure out what medium I wanted to use. Acrylic on masonite? Digital? Conte? It wasn't until late last night that I realized I should go along with the cutting/chopping theme and go back to my love of doing stencils. During Freshmen year, I did a LOT of stencil/spraypaint work. It feels to go back to it. There's something really comforting and meditative about spending hours and hours with a tiny X-Acto knife, a new blade, a giant piece of Bristol board, and British comedy DVDs playing in the background. However, mistakes with stencil-cutting are not easily forgiven. I'm taking lots of in-progress shots so that I have something to show my teacher when everything inevitably goes to hell.
Here's the original sketch I did in my sketchbook...
And if you're interested in my not-so-secret weapons for art school, here they are. Ben & Jerry's for my stress eating, Mountain Dew to keep me awake for all-nighters, and black nail polish to hide the fact that there's charcoal dust and oil paint permanently under my nails. Keep it classy and pretentious with Chanel Black Satin.