I will probably make this available as a poster before I include it in my portfolio, because it looks so different from most of the work there. I like where it’s going, though.
Sometimes I just draw things I want to have. The closest I could find to this, after searching the whole Internet, was a laptop cover, but it wasn’t a suitcase!
Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScl/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration (NOTE: Many images on Hubblesite.org are in the public domain, but a few are not. Read their copyright notice before using.)
I still can! Even on the mornings when I think I can’t, I repeat it to myself like a mantra and somehow, I find the power to reach for sock #1.
The background for this is driving me crazy. I want to make it look like a pile or closet of clothes, with even more colorful patterns, but for now we will content ourselves with these pastel swirlies.
The Society of Illustrators is my favorite place to do figure drawing because not only do they always have live music and a full bar, it’s the only place I’ve been to where the models wear some sort of costume. That means a lot to me because there’s only so many times I can ask my friends and family to pose, and they’re not models, so they twitch and fidget (sorry guys!) which disturbs the intricate, ephemeral folds of cloth, and then I have to erase everything and have an aspirin.
Photo reference books for artists fill in the gaps once in a while, but they’re too static, no substitute for a real person who knows how to sit perfectly still for up to twenty minutes. Always appreciate your models!