Luna is a wonder dog. It’s funny how a dog you have never physically me, but know through the love se gives your friend, the happiness she gives, and various video chats, can touch your heart. My heart has been holding tight for a few months as my friends go through a hard time. This morning I cried for them, and still hold out some hope. I wanted to draw her today because even now, when she is in pain, she’s just amazing and loving. I think that animals are a gift that humans get to exist with. If we are lucky we form relationships with them. It’s how we care for them that we can show them our love, and their affection is golden.
Not sure why I drew a Hot Air Balloon, but there was something about the idea of it that stuck in my head. The whimsy and fun of it. In reality I would hate to ride in a balloon, or anything like that. Still, the idea is pretty, both on the paper and in my head.
This Love Your Body piece was inspired by Mark Velasquez’s photo that I spotted on tumblr a while back. I was so struck by the image, the posing and the draping of the fabric for some reason reminded me of religious art, it was very goddess like to me. So when I sketched her I kept that in mind and tried to bring that to my drawing. I like to keep images from tumblr to work on later. My flow is when I see something that strikes me I click reblog>save as draft. My drafts folder is full of beautiful figures just waiting to be turned into art.
I drew this #PondyStrong bear earlier today, had it scanned in and saved by 5pm, and for some reason I thought I had already posted it. I didn’t. So here I am at 3am posting this lil guy. My friend is going for his second round of chemo this week. A bunch of his friends and supporters are sporting art he has created and taking pictures to show him their support. I though what better for one artist to another to show support than creating art in their honor. I have Scott Pond art on my walls (art prints, not just the posters, cause I’m cool like that) and have his book and books he designed the cover of on my shelves. I also have had good conversations with him about art, including things like where to get good art prints, how to display art at a show, and other nitty gritty non sensational topics that artists need to know. I wish I could be there, or do something more than send support online, but I am sure the majority of his friends feel that way. So for now I will doodle and click the heart reaction on his photos and comment on his status. Till I can hug him again. Also, Fuck Cancer.
I drew this with a fountain pen using Diamine Purple Pizzazz ink and then used a watercolor brush to paint it. This isn’t the best scan, but I am working on that. My scanner sucks, I replaced a broken one with a bad one and have a new one on the way. Scanners are the bane of my existence.
Aikido Mice was inspired by tonight’s activities. Along with some other members of our Dojo we dojo stormed a neighboring dojo about an hour and a half away. We were invited to attend classes to celebrate their 20 year anniversary. It was amazing, as always. Also there were 4 dojos in attendance. We just had so much fun and I’m still hyped up. Also, their juniors reminded me of mice.