Tuesday, November 18, 2008

acrobats painting + pink or blue?? + teddy newton drawing

So here are those acrobats all colored up and ready to go...



They'll probably get a few tweaks and such before they go into the shop to join their fellow circus folk.
Speaking of which, I'm having a color conundrum with my darling bearded lady: pink makes her look a wee bit more girly than I was going to go for, but it kind of works since, you know, she has a BEARD and the pink + beard is kinda funny. BUT I think she looks so pretty in blue, and there's something nice about the caramel colored BG against a nice cool periwinkle blue.

So, I'm leaving it up to you.

Make it PINK!



Make it bloooo!



Whatta ya think?



Also, while I was attempting to become organized this past week (as I often find myself doing), I decided it was high time I sifted through the giant stack of papers that was taking up waaaaay too much space under my table. It had a little bit of everything in it, and as I got toward the bottom of the stack I hit Pixar drawings (mostly mine but a good portion are other people's caricatures of me), and mixed in there was this little guy:



It's a little rat drawing by Teddy Newton! SO appealing! Even his signature is all elegantly executed. It lives on my cork board now so I can ogle it all the time and show it off to people who come into my workspace.

OH yeah, and I went to the Felt Club this past weekend! It was really, really overwhelmed by all the cool stuff, and tragically I didn't have much cash on my person. But I found a few cool shops to share anyway: Ach Ach Leibling had really excellent delicate jewelry, Mahar Drygoods had some of the cutest toys and stuff that made me wish I had babies just so that I could have an excuse to buy them, and Ryn Rini had the most wonderful little felt hats that I pined away for for the rest of the afternoon.

20 comments:

Emil said...

You should go for blue. I find the juxtaposition of beard and pink a little too off for me.....

just my silly two cents worth.....

ReeesaT said...

I also really like the blue. Don't know why ...

This is the first time I've seen your shop/work, and I'm already a fan! :)

Becky said...

I like the blue, it goes well with the other circus characters, but it's still girly ~ in a bearded-lady sort of way :)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I like the pink, it adds to the bizarre nature of the concept. Plus, it made me chuckle!

Andrew said...

WOW, there's so much fun stuff on this blog; absolutely great work, keep it up!

Patrick Wirbeleit said...

blue is the colour
of my true love`s dress...

great blog! I like the well balanced mixture of "private view" and "work in progress".
best whishes and "hello!" from germany!

Sorrentino said...

the acrobats look great!! Love the pose, did you use photoshop or paint? Great blog ;)

Wildah said...

Love the girl-acrobats. I`d go for pink! I think it fits the background colour slightly better.

W

Mathyld said...

Yay the lovely acrobats are jet black-haired ! Love it !!!

I would go for the pink because I think that
1/ She NEEDS to look feminine to make the beard look funny and not creepy ...
2/ Also, I think blue makes the whole picture look a bit too sad ...

All the best from a jet-black-haired girl (no beard) from Paris,
x x x
___m___

Mathyld said...

+ dunno why but I prefered when she was looking the other way ...

x x x
___m___
(Petite Ace of Spades)

jonathan said...

the acrobats are adorable. I really like their jet black 1920's hair.

GO PINK!
i like how the girly pink looks against her rugged beard.

Jon Klassen said...

the handstanding cat reminds me of the Moscow cat circus. I vote blue.

brigette b said...

Sorrentino: It's photoshop. Photoshop and love.

Mathyld: I only flipped her the other way because all the other circus folk were facing slightly to the left too, and they needed a little variety to make a nice set.

Jon: I KNOW...I was totally thinking about the Moscow Cat Circus when I did that!

Jushtin Lee said...

PINK! It works a little better with the background than the blue. Here's my address by the way:
24700 McBean Prkwy
Valencia, CA
Box# FK-21

Eric Z said...

Cool work! and I love the presentation you've used in the frames. Cheers!

Josh Parpan said...

Oh Wow! This is fantastic! I love the color!

Munchanka said...

Pink is definitely funniest for the bearded lady. Awesome stuff, Brigette!

Alan Cook said...

Pink!

Mathyld said...

So ? So ?? Which colour wins ?
Can I vote for Pink once more ? ;)

x x x
___mathyld___

Cristi Brewer-Allen said...

I like the pink. I just bought the Tattooed Lady. Buying the Dog Man next week (got to spread out the purchases so the hubby doesn't notice...lol). Can't wait to have the whole series!!!