Monday, December 21, 2009

Soundtracks from my head

Kria Brekkan, a wonderfully creepy and talented songstress most noted for her vocals in M83 and Mice Parade gives my heart a fluttery zealous ache. I am not sure how else to describe it...ahhh the magic of Iceland...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

More Fun in Seattle

Woah, check out this victorian home/museum near Pioneer Square just under I-5. I can't imagine what kind of shenanegans go on at this house, but I'd like to partake. Unfortunately, Weird Steve is not giving tours but you can take a virtual flash tour. I would like to devote ONE room in my future house that resembles a curious cabinet of sorts...but raking the hallways to fit oodles and oodles of stuff...only for a day visit thanks. My favorite is the Jeanie room and the Bathroom, look closely there IS a toilet and sink in there.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hawks Bleed Oranges

This illustration was painted using watercolor, and I knew I wanted to superimpose the hawks over a textured dream-like background. My first thought was to paint the whole thing on yupo paper, a watercolor paper that is essentially made from plastic. However, I wanted more detail and an oil effect for the hawks, so I painted them independently on Arches Hot Press. Separately, I did a heavy wash of a granulating watercolor on a piece of yupo paper and let it dry overnight. The effect is a swirling sky with static clouds and water bubbles. I scanned them and touched things up a bit in photoshop.

I referenced the movement of the hawks by scrounging around youtube looking for videos. I came across this nat geo video, pause on 1:54 to see the rough and tumble.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Uncanny, No?

I'm going to geek out on a few funny bear with me

I watched Red Sonja (1984) last night with my roommate, and I was mesmerized by how much Brigitte Nielson reminded me of Neko Case. Neko's stage demeanor is teetering on the fantasy rhealm and I must insist she could assume Red Sonja's sword yielding role no questions asked.

hehe haw haw!

And...on another funny coincidence,

Play catsoup and listen to boom bip's popsicle for an uncanny pair up. Have fun!

Ok, I'm done.