Friday, January 30, 2015

Bio-Glyphic Ligature Portal

1-29-15. San Francisco, California. Spent the previous day refining a stencil that I'd made from poster paper. Used it as a template to make the 'glyph' shapes. Not entirely satisfied with the result on this one. Carefully tracing a complex stencil with many subtle curves proves to be a bit time-consuming for the window I have. Also, I placed the second iteration of the stencil in the wrong place, which forced me, as ever, to adapt. Worse, it was not, for some reason, in the next spot over but two down, so any possibility of an alternating pattern (on-off-on) was gone. At this point I would normally go for the 'double down' approach and just create uniformity to match the off-placed piece, but the (fairly arbitrary) 10 o'clock deadline was looming. So I settled for creating an oval, by mirroring the 'off piece' on the other side, but having only those two out of alignment with the circular ring. Anyhow, the effect is nice; the arches and curves lend a bone/muscle-y/bio-morphic critter/symbol style to it. A couple of ladies offered to help a bit which was fortuitous. They helped me finish the outlines and added some color.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Morphic Mothswarm Pilot

1-1-2015. Still alive. A fun new year's day celebration. A smallish group but well-founded. The taqueria was closed. Oh No! This one inevitably fell into the OhCrapItsTooBig category. I sometimes start with a small drawing on paper I'm trying to 'transcribe' on the pavement...not an easy thing to do, even for a badass like myself (ahem) But there typically comes a point where I look down and say, like, 'crap, if the hand and arm are this size, then the rest of its gonna be huge!' Hence, the gigantic wingspan. And due to running late, only the white for this one, no time for color, which I really would have liked. Plus the little star above her head could have been developed a bit more. Figures tend to be some of the hardest to draw accurately, since everyone knows what they look like and if they're a little bit off they look totally wrong or unreal. Gotten to really enjoy the challenge of re-creating a small thumbnail drawing, large and flat on the ground. When I look at the proportions and see it's a bit off, I am a bit bothered but the overall effect is satisfying. The experience of standing over a design changes the perception of it. Only got a handful of photos before the battery died. Hopefully some additional photos will arrive.