Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Girls Drawin' Girls Volume 3: Sugar & Spice

From the Girls Drawin Girls blog:

Have you been anxiously awaiting our third volume of pin-up art? Do you want to be one of the first on your block to own a copy, in addition to an EXCLUSIVE pre-sale only print?
PRE-ORDER your copy of Vol III now and pay only $20 (instead of $25), and receive a SPECIAL EDITION print featuring Chef Gigi by our own talented Anand Duncan! Print is only available to the first 100 pre-orders, and will all be individually numbered!
"Girls Drawin Girls Volume III: Sugar and Spice"Featuring our esteemed ladies with T&A (Talent & Ambition), as they return to satisfy your sweet tooth with a third volume of collected pin-up art. Come spoil your appetite with more than two dozen interpretations of your favorite desserts***!
$20 pre-order special! Free domestic shipping!(Prints and books will ship July 7, 2010)

Click here to be taken to the GDG store!!!

***Including my Tiramisu girl!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Aftermath: The VS Project

So yeah, wow. I'm still in a bit of recovery from how crazy Saturday's VS Project: The Bracket went. It was kind of insane! Oh yeah and HOLY CRAP I WON!!

My piece: King Kong and Statue of Liberty

The contest went like this: 4 artists (me, Khary Randolph, Nikki Cook and Emilio Lopez- all heavy hitters) in 3 rounds comprising of 45 minutes to draw from scratch a picture that was NYC-inspired and contained at least 1 landmark.

You also had to allow space in your piece for a 'wild card' element that would be voted in by the audience out of 5 choices pertaining to the NYC theme. Photographic reference was allowed, but no previous drawing or 'sketch notes' allowed. 1st round was sketching everything out then a 20 minutes break for artists.

My friends brought a sign- they never cease to amaze me with their awesomeness.

At the beginning of the second round the wild card element was announced, being a NYC taxi cab (out of the possible choices of a pizza, subway token, subway car and taxi). The 2nd round you had to draw out the new element, all the while still working on the original concept as well.

It required an insane amount of time management. There wasn't alot of time to be wasted figuring stuff out, you just had to do it.

At the end of the second round came the first eliminations. Two artist would get booted and two would continue onto the final round. Nikki and I made it to the finals, where we finished out the final 45 minutes head to head.

Foxy Boxing for comic books

To deal with the insane amount of stress I *pounded* 6 beers and a vodka shot over the duration of the match, so yeah by the time I was announced as the winner, I was rather inebriated, which added to my shock and amazement. That and I've never won anything before, EVER.

Slideshow of pictures from the event:

For those who couldn't make it on Saturday to the VS Project, you can still vote on the NYC-themed piece you dig the most for a limited amount of time! Click here to be taken to the voting page!

Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who was involved in and who came out for the Vs Project, it was an amazing and exilarating day! Much love to Ukr8 for getting it all together, and to my fellow artists Khary, Emilio and Nikki! Much love and respect to all 3 of you- you guys kick so much ass and do beautiful work! To be included in a competition with such an amazing collection of talent is very awe-inspiring to me. Like I said at the beginning of the event, as an unpublished artist who has just started on her path to being a professional this has been an amazing experience. That a mere 5 years ago I was living in my folks basement and working a dead-end mall job, I wouldn't have ever dared to dream of taking part in something like this, let alone end up winning. Holy crap.

Friday, May 7, 2010

::Exasperated Sigh::

So yeah. If I have my way, I am never doing what I've done to myself these past few weeks again. Double-stacking projects, weird experimental shit, insanely tight deadlines, my inability to tell people 'No.'. Yeah, hopefully. I mean sure, it's nice to be busy. But when I'm doing all that and have a full time day job it gets to be a bit too much at times. It can lead to be getting a little... TENSE.

Much like this:

LOL- I've always identified with that bit, even as a kid.

But anyways, enough whining! Onto the art n' stuff. :D

Finished the bout poster for Charm City Roller Girl's upcoming June bout, that's an homage to Savage She-Hulk #1's cover by John Buscema. Rather happy with how it turned out. It was fun to get back into doing comic covers, this time with added 'special effects' of pages to add to the validity of it being a comic cover.

Also some progress on the bodycast of Rachel Kramer Bussel for Fancy Sexy Me's launch party next week at Shag.

Almost done! Gotta do a couple more little filler tats, spray it down with a matte enamel and Gorilla glue the pasties on.

Then it gets to be presented at the Punk Rock Peepshow at Shag next Friday May 14th. I'll be coming out for it, maybe I'll see you there?

ALSO! TOMORROW! I'm doing this tomorrow!! I'm COMPETING!! HOLY CRAP I'M NERVOUS!

Check out all the info here!
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