a side blog for kirsty hambrick’s thesis. inspiration, references, some works in progress, et cetera
hey guys, as I’m moving forward with thesis I thought it would be better if I had a dedicated place to collect things that I’m looking at and working on; if you’re interested in some really rough works in progress and a lot of photos of sad looking houses, scrub pines, other people’s art i’m looking at, then please feel free to follow along! I hope that this will keep both my illo blog and my main blog a little cleaner and free of some stuff that people probably can do without.
happy Friday and happy fall break to my classmates! updates soon. :~)
~~first thesis piece~~!!
I’m doing a number of book review illustrations for my thesis–first up is the review for William Giraldi’s Hold The Dark, a novel about a nature writer tracking wolves across the Alaskan tundra after a number of children have disappeared from a small town.
I am very excited for winter, so this cold cold piece felt like an appropriate start.
I needed a break from working on thesis ideas, so i drew what happens to my hands (+ some kinda weird hands, at that) when I buy cheap junk jewelry instead.
drew this a while ago, still thinking about it
~i am all over baltimore city this week~ news update:
last week I finished my internship and this week my first cover illustration is out in the world, along with a collab with Alex for B magazine. (I did the background trees and the surrounding environment, Alex did all of the drawing and the central area) Huge thanks for Alex for helping me out immensely this summer and getting me in touch with some excellent people, thanks to the college issue AD Audrey Gatewood (and Baynard Woods), and thanks to the entire city paper crew for being great people to have my first real illo job with.
Included is the really rough color sketch for city paper & what both covers turned out like in real life. This was basically the best possible way to finish off my summer. ( ﾟ‿ゝﾟ)
So my favorite billboard in the city was taken down a few months ago (it looked like this), but it’s been replaced by the baltimore LED art billboard, which isn’t a bad fate at all. The official unveiling happens during Artscape, & I was invited to contribute a lil image for the countdown. if you’re in town around 8:45 the first night of artscape, then hopefully you and I can check this drawing out at ≈ 30ft.