Annette. 23. Recent Communication Arts grad. Visual Artist. Hungry nerd. This is a little space for my art, thoughts, and doodles. Hope you find something you like here. :)
Working on a new painting (12x9). I wanted to do an autumn themed print for Nekocon. Or maybe I’ll have this as a promo postcard. I’m not sure yet!
Also trying out a new Schmincke masking fluid because my Winsor & Newton fluid shriveled up from being in a hot room. It’s helpful that the Schmincke fluid is tinted so I can see what I’m masking over, but the tip isn’t pointed so I don’t have much precise control. Oh well, it’s fun experimenting with different art products. I’m also thinking about doing more convention artist alleys? Let me know what you think~!
After like 2 months of this sitting on my laptop, I finally finished my SnK print for NekoCon this year! SnK is crazy, and it seems like Levi’s on daycare duty now. I wanted to make something lighthearted because man, SnK is really heavy. It’s messing everyone up, and it’s messing me up.
Even though it’s in November, I’m really excited because this will be my first time selling in the Artist Alley. Hopefully, I’ll make a lot of fun, cute stuff for you guys to enjoy by that time and that I’ll get to meet some of you at the con!
If you can’t make it to NekoCon, I have this print up in my Society6 shop as well if you’re interested. :)
I’m going to go lie down now. I can’t feel my neck.
I was cleaning out my old room and found all my binders and old projects from my time at art school. There was one in particular that stuck out, and it was my storyboarding final from my junior year. The drawings are quite bad and cringe worthy, but I remember all the times I’ve stayed up working on it and how some of my friends, who I recruited for voice acting parts, went out of their way and worked/helped so eagerly despite being busy themselves.
Truthfully, I was unable to produce anything good around this time because things were stressful and difficult for me. A lot has changed since then, and I wanted to revamp this project with a steadier heart.
The story revolves around 2 patients, Lacy and Theo, their friendship/love, their experience and struggles with anxiety and the emotional stress of not knowing how long they’ll live. I wanted to saturate them them a bit to reflect their hope and happiness that they carry and find in each other in this bleak hospital setting where life and death are constantly crossing paths.
I called this project Pulmonary Circulation. It’s kind of nerdy, but in this circulation, oxygen depleted blood is carried away from the heart to the lungs, and oxygenated (oxygen rich) blood is returned to the heart. I wanted this to parallel/reflect not just in Theo and Lacy’s individual illnesses, but in their relationship. So even if these two are separated for a while, even by death, they will always return to each other. This project is pretty personal to me, since it serves as a reminder to keep breathing and is evidence that good things can still happeneven when things are hard.
new WIPs! I wanted to revamp a old sequential imaging (storyboarding) class from sophomore year in college… which was like over 3 years ago. Wow, gross, I feel so old. I don’t know why I thought painting acrylic pinwheels were a good idea, but it’s going alright so far. I think I can wrap this up tonight or tomorrow, and I’ll share the story then! :)