Here are all 9 pieces from my first thesis project!
At the beginning of the semester, I read folktales from around the world and sought out interesting imagery and characters to develop into 9 full page illustrations. As I made each illustration, I did a ton of research into the clothing, symbols, patterns, and other related imagery from the each story’s culture.
I am fascinated by old stories and how they have been passed down and shaped future stories. I learned a lot from this project, but I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface! There is so much more to these unique cultures, and I’ll continue to draw inspiration from them.
For each individually, and some process sketches see the links below:
All are available as prints on my inprnt!
Thank you everyone for your support over the past year! Here’s to a great 2014!
English artist Craig Davison creates series of paintings that beautifully illustrate the awesome power of childhood imagination and our limitless ability to play pretend as our favorite movie characters. He draws from a wide variety of movies, but the pieces seen here all revolve around Star Wars.
Kids play their hearts in the foreground while their shadows loom larger than life in the background as the fictional characters they’re pretending to be. Tree branches have become light sabers, cardboard tubes and a hair dryer work equally well as blasters, a garbage can and a colander are all you need to be R2-D2 and C3PO, and a pair of headphones serve as Princess Leia’s cinnamon bun hairdo.
Visit Craig Davison’s website to check out more of his delightful and nostalgic artwork. Then go grab a tree branch and meet us at the park for a light saber duel.
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This is beautiful.
Art trade with Charcoalfeathers!
This was an absolute blast to work on, not only because of Ryb, who is one of the most unique characters I’ve seen, but also because I had a lot of fun drawing out this environment.
I hope I did the character and it’s surroundings justice, but in any case, this was probably one of my favorite trades to work on thus far.
Unicorn skeleton, deep muscles, superficial muscles, and skin.
Not the exact colors just yet!
It’s a mashup of horse and deer anatomy, and the muscles around the neck are a bit extreme.
Critiques/redlines are welcome.
La Bande Sarah Lovgren
"La Bande is the result of my bachelor thesis, “space in the context of its sensual perception“. The furniture can be modified to allow the user to sit and recline. One end of the bande splits up into two independent sections. The longitudinal split and the flexibility of the material allows the two sections to bend individually to form space. The ends are plugged into a slot in the base of the furniture.”
Dawn Giant and Winter Giant by Matthew Griffin
Prints available at BigCartel