This week I started the "Machina" painting. Here is the Canvas all gridded up, and then the prelim sketch of Machina all connected. I suck at drawing tables.
Machina in all her glory. I am gonna start with her hair, and then start the skin work. I am then gonna add the background. I have never done a none solid background for a paintings, so I am nervous/excited about working on it. My goal is to have the whole painting done before Thanksgiving, preferably a week or two before.
I have/am currently obsessed with birdskulls. Johnny Whitney's band Jaguar Love has a song called Antoine and Birdskull that is fantastic. So I have been drawing birdskulls in the hopes that I will create a short book based on the song, but like many thing it prolly won't be done, but here are some birdskull sketches I did. If I was gonna do a book, Birdskull would be a girl with a birdskull on her head.
Here is the first one I did. It is in my moleskin with the lyrics to the song all sprawled around it.
The second one I was gonna watercolor but couldn't find my watercolors so it got the pencil treatment. I will use it when I want to fully realize Birdskull, or for a Christmas gift cause I am thrifty like that.
Lyrics for anyone who is curious:
Antoine and Birdskull - Jaguar Love - Take Me to the Sea
Antoine and Birdskull grew up in an oak tree their voice wild squalls of sitars in heat jaguars in their hair champagne ocean out their window museums of strange dreams stretched out from here to Tokyo.
Antoine and Birdskull, Supernova's ignite from their skin's starlight you and I were always meant to be together you and I will live and we will die together.
Antoine and Birdskull's mother left when they were four sold everything she owned locked them behind the bathroom door.
now they roam the streets steal moans from lovers while they're sleeping harvest the crashing sounds of taxi's smashing into buildings
Supersonic rain won't stop
You and I are all we got parakettes are blazing blue.
You Know I'd kill a moon for you!
You gotta kill kill kill kill your friends!
You gotta kill kill kill kill for your friends!