Friday, February 12, 2010

back from the dead + some weirdo drawings

Hey everybody! I'm back from my blog sabbatical. I'm working away on a stationary set for Chronicle books right now. It will have stickers! I haven't done much other drawing, but I did these to warm up a few days ago, and although they are friggin' weird drawings, I thought I should update with SOMETHING before you all forget my blog exists, so here they are.

Whilst foraging for mid-century fashion magazine scans, I ran across some photos from the 20's and 30's, which is one of my most favorite eras for fashion. Ladies were petite and robed in satin, and covered with flowers, and encouraged to be dainty (not that any of those qualities is present in these drawings, I'm just sayin').

I like how this one turned out.






Flickr is my favorite thing to search for images on. It is about 100x better than google, because people just scan images from books and such, and you get a lot of obscure stuff. These weirdo-weird drawings are me biting off some obscure French illustrator whose name I immediately forgot. The flower-crotch is all me, though.





I'm doing a guest lecture in Ethan Metzger's class at CalArts next week. If there are any current CalArts kids out there that want me to talk about something specific, now's the time to ask! I'm going to explain my process for doing digital paintings. I'm going to share all my secrets with you. I'm bringing my dog.

11 comments:

Alan Cook said...

Cool stuff.. the first drawing's fantastic!

Hobo DIvine said...

I love your weirdos!

Emily said...

Hi Brigette,

Can you tell me which day/time/room Ethan's class is? I'm an MFA animation student at Calarts, and I'd love to hear about your art process if I can make it!

Thanks,
Emily

D. said...

Wow, you made great drawings! I loved the first one, it's really nice!

Sam said...

I'm one of Ethan's students and I'm super excited for you to come! Could you maybe just talk a little bit about your general feelings on Digital vs. traditonal paintings?

Uncle Phil said...

If it's not a weirdo drawing.. I aint interested :)

Christian Robinson said...

Visiting Artist Brigette, the class will be in for a treat. I like those weirdo drawings as well, i think you got something there.

Heidi Smith said...

Love the ladies, they remind me of Greta Garbo.

jonathan said...

lol at flower crotch.

Highflyin' V said...

Flower-crotch. Haha.

betty jordan wester said...

i love the 20s & 30s. everyone was so beautiful & elegant. i love the lines in the first drawing!