Completed: Rosie

Finally finished my Prismacolor portrait of Rosie.

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More Ink Ideas

When I go home for Christmas, I wanna get my arm worked on, working towards a half-sleeve.  This is what I have there now.  Kinda hard to see, but it’s a raven on a crescent moon, under a willowy tree.  One artist started the tat, and worked on it twice.  I decided two chances was enough, cuz he couldn’t quite get it how I liked it.  A guy I used to date who tattoos practically begged me to let him “fix it.”  He added all the color and swirly clouds and tree roots and stuff, but there wasn’t much he could do to bring the bird out anymore.

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Anyway, I had a visit from the insomnia monster last night.  SO much stuff going on in my mind– sorrow over the recent school shooting, the song “Thomas,” by A Perfect Circle (my love of Maynard should be well documented by now,) and ideas for tattoos…  I was sad but anxious and excited.  My stomach was upset, which is not uncommon if I get too anxious… so at about two in the morning, I ended up sitting on my living room floor, hubby asleep on the couch behind me, listening to A Perfect Circle and drawing.  I don’t get to draw much anymore.  I have a LOT of activities I’m interested in- writing, drawing, volleyball- and I have a two year old.  Some things are bound to get neglected, and it seems like my drawing is one of them (so is housework 😀 )

So, without further…pontification… this is what I came up with last night/this morning.  I’d like the whole half-sleeve to be a raven motif.

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And now, for your musical enrichment and listening enjoyment, “Thomas”:

 

 

Dead Sexy (Living Dead Girl art)

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  Recently a friend asked me to design a tattoo for him.  When I asked him what, he said he didn’t know, he just wanted it to be “bad ass!”  Needing a little more guidance, I asked, animal, tribal, sexy, scary?

An d he answered sexy first, then scary. It brought to mind a concept I originally became interested in after seeing Bride of Chucky and hearing Rob Zombie’s Living Dead Girl in conjunction with that movie.  I started work on a series of my own “Living Dead Girls,” trying to wed the morbidity of death with the sex appeal of pin-up.  I have a few from a couple of years ago, and decided to work up a few more, and if I’m lucky, my art will be immortalized on my friend’s body in ink! With Halloween fast approaching, what better time to “debut” some of my work (in various states of completion.)

Enjoy.

1st “Living Dead Girl” ~2002

~2003 Living Dead Girl, pose inspired by Sheri Moon pic

~2003

this one is more “Hellraiser” style
undated, it’s a few years old
colors done in Prismacolor

today’s Dead Pin-up
simple pencil and felt pen

The Art Project: The “Other Half”

The male phase of “The Art Project…”  This was the first attempt, and I am pretty pleased with it.  I messed up the left hand but I am hoping to still be able to use this one.  I still having gotten a final product for the female with which both I and my friend who commissioned this project are happy.

© alienrequeen

© alienrequeen

 

 

Work In Progress- Pen and Pencil Sketch

Medium: Mixed Media PaperGraphite Pencil HB, “Sharpie” Fine Point Pen

work in progress- pen and pencil ©alienredqueen

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The sketch is turning out pretty good, considering I don’t do architecture usually…  But the sketch pales in comparison to the beauty of all this green…   

The Art Project…It’s Pissing Me Off

I’m an admitted perfectionist.  Who knows how much of it is just that- perfectionism– or how much can be attributed to my OCD.  My best friend said I’m my own worst critic.  (Probably true of most artists…)

And my best friend is who commissioned me for this project.  She bought all my art supplies for said project.  I want it to be right.  I want it to be perfect…especially since she plans on hanging it in her house, where I’ll have to look at it.  

What she wants is two separate drawings of a man and a woman reaching for one another with longing.  She plans to put them on two sides of a wall.  I suck at drawing men anyway, and I’m out of practice in general because my drawing has taken a backseat to my writing and family, so I started with the woman.  I have drawn up four similar yet different sketches (one I abandoned outright due to proportion problems I discovered after it was already outlined in pen) .  I pretty much mostly hate them all.  She likes them, of course, and especially like ones in particular ( one of the ones I didn’t care for.)

So I went back to the one she liked best and I worked on it some more.  For one thing, the head was too big, out of proportion.  Now the head fits better but the damn hair is all wrong, and the pencil is too heavy to fix it without making a mess…

I’ll probably do a few more just until I am appeased…and no doubt, she’ll still want the one she wants now.  Damn, I don’t know which one of us is more stubborn.

Attempt 1- I was not happy with this one at first but now it seems like one of the best of the 4

Attempt 2- her favorite; as you can see, the head is too large in proportion to the torso

Attempt 3- again, the head is too large, but I had already penned it by the time i realized

Attempt 4- her ass is huge, but overall it’s not too bad I guess

Attempt 2.1- rework of the 2nd drawing… Meh

Sorry the quality of the pix aren’t great, but you get the idea… Endless frustration.

Any constructive opinions are welcomed…