Urban Food Crawl hosted a vegan cupcake baking competition with local bakers on Sunday, November 6th 2011. This event was also an art gallery, of which I submitted two pieces for. Proceeds for all art sales would go to the winning baker's charity of choice. How could I NOT submit art? Here are the pieces I submitted, as well as an abandoned piece. While I was at the event, one did get sold. Not sure if the other did eventually or not. I had fun working on them and it gave me a reason to post art again. ;) I hate that this is all that is "post-worthy" in my 9 month absence. :P
-I was heavily influenced by the "Love Is..." art that I used to see in the LA Times newspaper growing up. They were simple drawings, no color, and just pure, cute, innocence. Also an influence was Norman Rockwell. His facial expressions are always so ...expressive. I wanted to mix the two styles and here is what I came up with.
Above rough small post-it thumbnail concept :)
-This piece seems like not much thought was put into it. That is only partially true. The old school artist in me wanted to do a piece that was very simple in design, and also a play on words. Both my pieces were essentially a play on the words. I like doing pieces that bring a smile to my face. It's a great feeling when you draw and make yourself smile or laugh. That is the joy of this craft to me. :)
Above Final (and this one was SOLD!)
PIECE 3 (abandoned idea)
Title: No Title
-Another attempt at a play on words...I did not like the end result at all. I was going for somewhat of a surreal look to it. I love Magritte. This was my attempt at it.
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