There was a lull at work today so I grabbed some construction paper and painted this on autopilot. Kitties.
My first week of senior year… has happened. Fingers crossed this will be a good one.
I’ve been busy with work and a few cool art things I can’t show off yet, so here is a filler snake. Locke was very alert and doing cool guy poses after feeding time last night, and I caught a couple of non-blurry photos.
Claricia c. 1200
Art by Z Akhmetova (tumblr)
In the late twelfth or early thirteenth century a psalter was made at a Benedictine abbey in Augsburg, Germany. The Romanesque illuminations decorating the manuscript are believed to have been created by three or four different artists. One illumination in particular stands out, a young girl in secular dress swinging from the letter Q. The name “Claricia” is written by her head. Art historian Dorothy E. Miner suggested that it was self-portrait of a lay student at the convent.
The Claricia Psalter is held by the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore (tumblr), but it is not currently on view. If you’re in the Baltimore area and are interested in medieval manuscripts, the current (free) exhibit at the Walters Art Museum is “Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts.” The exhibit runs through October 12, 2014.
Oh hey look, it’s the whole thing! Please check out the original Claricia page from the Psalter, it is way more wonderful and delightful than I could ever duplicate or surpass. :)
Oops! I made another drawing for the Cool Chicks From History blog. Here is a preview for now. I really enjoy trying to emulate the styles of Medieval European manuscript art — another in the long list of art things I’d like to further explore.
A while ago I painted these tiny veiled ladies in my sketchbook…
Here is the first page from Topside, a 5-page comic that my pal wrote and I drew, and that you can read in full-resolution along with several other very neat comics in the Disruption Zine. The zine is available for $5 on Gumroad. I compiled the PDF, so you know that’s some high quality compiling!
At long last Disruption is finally on sale for pre-order on Gumroad!
A sci-fi/fantasy comic anthology featuring the talents of 10 up-and-coming creators.
Over 60 pages of full color and B/W comics about days that are anything but ordinary.
With submissions from:
- Clay Lindvall / harpeaux
- Krystal Ureta / spookyhouse
- Kelly Angel / kellyangel
- Mark Fraley / themostchill
- Z Akhmetova / azakhm
- Cátia Moreira / gingerbreadcat
- Jacob B. Stern / bruxistcomix
- Zofia Zabrzeska / castiel-mccoy-dalek
- Zach Pettit / dracomorph
- J.N. Monk/ jnmonk
The PDF finally comes out on July 21st!
So strap in because it’s going to be a wild ride!
art by A. Ybarra
I posted about this before, but the rad zine I am in is now officially ovailable for preorder! Better snag yourself a copy before… well, they won’t run out, but before all your friends already have one and you’ve missed your window into this defining moment of our generation.
So I’ve been dramatically busy as always, but I did post a few pencils from one of my things-in-progress over on my twitter.
20” teddy bear style Garrus, sewn by Z. Fleece, marker, acrylic paint, plastic. All details hand sewn. This one took a million years, but it looks so good.
I’ve been plowing through my plushie queue before the school year starts, which is why the drawing posts have been a bit sparse lately.
Recently finished the inks on the end-page illustration for Wormhole Watchers… (This might as well be the first time I’ve ever drawn any people doing smooches. Not really my field of expertise!)
The cat’s name is Oscar Wilde, and he is very large and cantankerous.
Please don’t pay any attention to the “perspective” in this piece. Maybe I’ll fix it! Maybe wormholes affect the mechanics of vanishing points and… lines and things. [Edit: fixed it a little bit…]