Liz and I had two work days in a row this week, and we now have storyboards for five more pages of Foundling, which brings us to the end of chapter one! It was so nice to sit and work with her for a few hours and blast through those sketches.
Tonight I have set aside especially for watching Orlando and drawing Tilda Swinton at her gender-bending best (in that category, though, this David Bowie vid is tied with Orlando for first place). Perhaps I will do some liveblogging of my sketches? y/n?*
*not a real question. I’m going to do it.
Friends and Tumblr followers! I have decided to create *drumroll* A SECOND TUMBLR.
I’ve been posting a lot of stuff that isn’t related to my art, or even art in general, and the number one goal of this blog was to put my art on the internet and get inspiration from other artists. I really want it to stay that way, so I’m making another one, which is where I will put all my posts and reblogs about:
- LOTS of feminism
- trans* issues
- gender-related everything
- maybe fashion sometimes, if it pertains to the issues above
- radical politics
- examinations of racism, classism, sexism, misogyny (including transmisogyny), colonialism, cultural erasure
- body-positivity, including sexy pictures!
…that list makes it look like I am super smart and have a lot to say about those issues. I don’t, really, yet. I feel really REALLY strongly about all of them, but in an extremely emotional/wrathful, inarticulate way. Maybe having a place to put all those thoughts will help with that.
SO! If you want to follow such a blog, it is here at fine-for-now.tumblr.com. (As your spidey senses are probably telling you, that name is temporary.) I’m going to clean up this blog a bit and take down some things I’ve posted or reblogged that don’t pertain to art.
I got some great advice from a childrens illustrator, one tiny bit of which was to fill my portfolio with the type of work I want to be doing. Also to categorize more aggressively (i.e., instead of just “Illustration”, childrens illustration, scientific illustration, illustration for publication, etc.) Go check it out!
I think the next step should be to actually have separate portfolios for all those categories
but I’m not sure I’ve actually done enough work to fill them up. What? Yes I totally have. Stop making excuses.