Drew this handsome fellow as a hussar while holding another handsome guy, Ringi.
I call this one, “the time my mother told me, ‘the fastest way to lose weight is to sit on the stove’”
Here is my piece in its entirety for Light Grey Art Lab’s Animystics show! I think its quite obvious my spirit animal was largely inspired by my cat, Ringi. This show is devoted to animals and the importance they hold in our lives. We’d be much different if we didn’t have our furry companions, am I right? The show will be at LGAL in Minneapolis April 25th. Prints and framed original work is up for purchase here:
Part of the proceeds will go to specific animal rescue. Purchasing Olaf will support the Feline Rescue Inc!
I have been wanting to draw these silly hats/helmets for the longest time. The hat is inspired by a few different things that have nothing to do with one another.One in particular is Polish folk art’s ”spiders” which are hung mobiles made from dried flowers or colorful paper. The hat sits on top of Freyja, the Norse Goddess, who is surrounded by Rye and Cattails. Also, she is wearing a blouse from Temperley London because painting the clothes you desperately want to own is almost as good as buying them.
A small preview of my final spirit animal piece for Light Gray’s Animystics show. His name is Olaf which I think is an appropriate name since he once was a norse goddess’s cat.
This is Hercules with rabbits and pink shorts. I was organizing my computer files today when I came upon this guy that I sketched a long time ago and later painted on the computer. Painting on PS isn’t really my forte, but its fun, even with just a trackpad.
Some studio shots of my spirit animal for Light Gray Art Lab’s Animystics show!
He was once one of Freyja’s (a Norse Goddess) cats, who was lost from his owner for many years after a gruesome battle in the Baltic Sea. Freyja was out doing her Godly duties with the wounded, when Cat (havent figured out his name yet) lost his way coming back from fetching himself food. After many years he found his way back to Freyja, but by then he had changed, and acquired such wisdom and intellect that he felt dissatisfied with his reclaimed life under the Goddess’s ownership. So he ventured off by himself in pursuit of establishing his own prophetic career…
This is the portrait of a close friend, who has the world’s best cheekbones – and heart. Which is why she is wearing them both out in the open.
I’m flattered to have been painted by my dearest friend Suzie. She’s been painting portraits of legendary women such as Antigone, Joan of Arc and Onna-Bugeishas, so being among the likes of these ladies is quite an honor. ;) Thank you mon ami!
I drew this big cat back in September at the Vermont Studio Center. It’s unfinished, but I promise you, I’m going to finish it this next month…I PROMISEEE.
I have a thing for drawing blue cats. Also, I have thing for this particular shade of inkcolor pencil which I ran down to it’s end trying to shade this guy’s fur. I drew him on a 22 x 34 sheet of paper and later on, I decided to cut him out. Now he’s free to roam around!