Monday, December 06, 2010

Sketched Out Monday....With a guest artist too

Another installment of sketched out Monday.  I actually had a model for this sketch...sort of.   A dude came into Bernice's Bakery with crazy hair.    I exaggerated a bit...artistic license don't you know. if you don't know this iconic figure then you are in big trouble.  
Nosferatu - of course, the best-est vampire movie ever.  That form occurs again and again and again in my assemblage compositions.   It was only recently that I realized what an influence that image had on my work.  Of course I had seen it as a child...but it still lurks and haunts what I do.

The other sketch I did this week was for a piece I'm working on currently.  
Its sort of based on a sideshow fortune teller theme.  I'll do a special post on the finished assemblage later.

Now...a new feature
I've decided to periodically have a guest artist sneak in and show a sketch or two to mix things up a bit  This Week

Guest Artist: Serena Barton
This is a study she did for a larger piece to promote literacy....I love it.  Plus I'm a sucker for those honkin' collars.  Very nice indeed.
Serena Barton 
(chalk pastel on cardboard)
You can check out more of Serena's work here:

that's it for now...until next week...


Anonymous said...

I love the idea of guest artists, especially with a link to their art.

Serena Barton said...

Thanks for having me as a guest artist! I love the Nosferatu piece. Scary and yes, haunting.

Parabolic Muse said...

oh, I love your nosferatu.
I swear, that movie gets me every time, and it actually wakes me UP to mystery and beauty. I love it!!

What an awesome guest artist! Thanks for sharing.

Parabolic Muse said...

I realize I already commented on this about a million years ago, but I just can't help asking: when the hell are you going to let me take one of your classes?!?!

(you know they won't let me back in new orleans)

Have a great big easy!