I've been working all through Spring Break, so I thought I deserved to dick around with a nonsense piece of artwork for a few hours. I did this little exercise last night. While watching 'The Birds' the other day, the crows collecting in the playground reminded me of the hordes of sour-faced burn-outs that head to the swings to smoke after school. Yeah, I don't know why my mind works that way. Anyway. I thumbnailed a few fashion-y illustrations inspired by this. Titles that were entertained included: "Surly Salad Days," "Goth Recess," "And Twiiiiins" (I apologize profusely for that last one). I may turn this into a series to do in my tiny pockets of free time.
What's that? An excuse to post music? All right. Both these songs have somewhat creepy, almost voyeuristic birds (so I had them on loop). I should start a collection with this theme. And sell it on TV, a la "Buzz Ballads." Here are XTC's "Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her" and Pulp's "Birds In Your Garden."
The response to my first piece for thesis has been really amazing. Thanks to everyone who has been sharing it. I'm planning on doing at least four more from my long list of duos. Flight of the Conchords is already in progress, so maybe they'll be posted next.