Monday, October 20, 2008

Stuff and things

It's been pretty slow lately. Either that, or I've been pretty consistently dissatisfied with my recent work. It's probably a combination of the two, but here are some images:

I used my shoes instead of my face for this self portrait.

And a few bits from my sub-par sketchbook:

Travis, where are you?


Travis said...

Sara Sara here I am!

Sara I love this!
you so seamlessly integrated the drawings with the paper cutouts underneath... I don't think I've seen anything like that before. It's unsettling almost, but you do it so subtly. Really wonderful little shoe drawings too.

Travis said...

also is that guy with the happy pen your teacher because if he is then gosh I am so jealous

Travis said...

oh sara also again
i keep looking at it and trying to figure out what it is because something seems a little off
I think it's in the background and the limited range of tones
I wouldn't want you to lose the subtlety and gentleness of the piece
but the way you've photographed it with those streaks of light really brings it to life I think
if you could somehow bring some of that into the original piece
I don't know, or even some really faint textural linework mirroring the patterns in the lace

Sara said...

Thanks so much! That guy with the happy pen is my teacher, yes...World Religions. He's the best.

And I really agree about that pink background. Your suggestion about the lace-like linework peeking in and out in the background would be such a perfect solution, I think. A quick fix, too, which is always welcome. :)