Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Four Goldilocks

Graphite and gouache, approx 12x15"
Four revisions of Goldilocks:
  • Elderly Goldilocks. She likes to break out of the retirement community, where the food is terrible and the beds hurt her back. Once she escapes, she then breaks into people's homes, eats their food, and takes naps in their plush, "just right" beds. She's wily, and thoroughly enjoys the challenge of tricking the retirement community employees.  
  • Bear Goldilocks. She's a bear who, while picking berries in the forest one day, wanders to a part of the forest she's never been, and gets lost. She comes across the home of three humans, goes inside, devours all their food, breaks a whole lot of furniture, and then falls asleep among the wreckage. She escapes with no harm done to her.
  • Huntress Goldilocks. I envisioned her as being a cross between Strider of Lord of the Rings-- a lonely wanderer of the land, haunted by an unresolved past-- and Muldoon of Jurassic Park, mostly because I like his short shorts. When she was a child, three bears mauled and killed her entire family, and left her barely alive. Since then, she has made it her life goal to find those bears and exact revenge. One of the bears' claws was left buried deep in her mother's heart, and she will always wears that claw around her neck until she avenges her family's death.
  • Banker Goldilocks. She's a greedy banker who is foreclosing on the Three Bears' home. This may be what Goldilocks grows up to become after her first encounter with the Bears. Considering that as a girl she walked into some strangers' home, ate their food, broke their furniture, and then slept in their beds, I'd say she had a greedy streak in her personality at a young age (assuming she was old enough to be out in the forest alone in the first place.)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Show: Holy Frijoles

Several of my drawings are now on display at Holy Frijoles in Hampden (Baltimore). It's an all-staff show, so there's a bunch of great work up, and we should be having an opening at some point in the near future. I'll update on opening information when I get more information. Come eat tacos, drink margaritas, and look at art!

Illustration Friday: Urban

Friday, March 29, 2013


Recently I created a series of drawings, "Nurture," for an art show at Holy Frijoles. They all portray cross-species nursing. I had mixed results with the gold marker, and with more time I would have used gold leaf instead. And with more time I would have redone the woman nursing the goat and used an entirely different marker, as this one was on its death bed and the paint in it leaked all over. Anywho, I'm unsure as to when the show at Holy Frijoles actually goes up, but it should be within the next few weeks.