Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Moma Drawings


What I liked about this painting is that even though the painter was going for a very specific 'type', each ones individual. The short woman in the back is my favorite.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bacchus


An old Carravaggio inspired doodle- the glass needs to be shifted a bit to the left; its hard to look smarmy with your elbow in wine.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Vince Noir


Rock and roll star, king of the mods, moglwi in flares, Vince Noir is the other half of The Mighty Boosh.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Howard Moon


Jazz maverick, genre spanner, man of action, Howard Moon is one half of comedy duo The Mighty Boosh.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sketchbook Page


This is what my sketchbooks tend to look like- I'm not one of those people who can do a nice tidy sketch per page; they tend to be covered with bizzare loosely related doodles instead.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

the pirate alphabet starts with AAAAARRRR


According to the internet, today is international Talk Like A Pirate Day, and who am I to argue with the internet?

A couple years back, my friend Jess threw a surprise pirate themed birthday party for her then boyfriend; I designed the cake & it still makes me laugh when I look at it.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Illustratice Francais

In lieu of something new by me, here's two adorable french illustrators- they have a great sensibility.





Aurelie Guillerey









Melanie Allag

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pigster Pie


I'm having fun with this little guy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Flickr Flickr Flickr There you are




I've started a Flickr account and uploaded a chunk of my paris and amsterdam photos- more to come soon! check them out here

Monday, September 14, 2009

Puss In Boots


A sloppy doodle of puss in boots; I've been rereading Angela Carter's short stories and her take on puss is particularly fun.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Pigster


I think he likes jazz and farmers markets.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hey Hovering Sombrero


I tried to do a little watercolour painting inspired by the They Might Be Giants' 'Hovering Sombrero' song (hey hovering sombrero/gently waving in the air above the meadow/softly floating in the sky outside the window/hovering sombrero don't be shy) but it didn't quite turn out the way I wanted. Oh well. So in addition, here's a kid in a sombrero pointing at nothing in particular- I like his dog.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Three Little Birds


I remember, in the days after 9/11, before we could go back to school and after MTV started broadcasting videos again, they played a ton of Bob Marley. Three Little Birds is my favorite; everyone could use a few cheery birds telling them not to worry, now and again.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

COOOOLD


Its chilly already; I'm not a fan.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunburn


I never learn.

Can't Get work on Labor Day




Missed an update yesterday, so here's a peek at what I was doing- walking around the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens with Kate and Marie, eating delicious veggie food, riding carnival bumper cars and chowing down on funnel cake. Good times.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sketchy, Mr Sketchy Galore


So on a whim I went to the Met today- They had an exhibit of Ancient Afghani art, and I drew this singing bird-woman-jug thing; I like that she has both betty page bangs and gauges in her ears- she could be the hipster harpy of brooklyn.



A bunch of girls dancing from a japanese screen- I loved the middle one's sticking out ears.

Charles Beauclerk, Earl of Burford, and the illegitimate child of Kings Charles the 1st and Nell Gywnne, who was the very first in a long line of bawdy red headed english language comediennes; one of the stories of how charles junior supposedly got his title: "The first is that on arrival of the King, his mother said, "Come here, you little bastard, and greet your father." When the king rebuked her for calling him that, she replied, "Your Majesty has given me no other name to call him by." In response, Charles created him Earl of Burford."

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cupcake hat!


I've been looking at ridiculous hats on etsy; this doesn't bode well for my dignity this winter.