Hush Little Baby- Mocking Bird, 2011, concept toy and catalogue
This object addresses the prevalent method of calming children with store bought things. The catalogue promises luxury goods at expensive prices, but the objects themselves are nothing more than basic pillows made of expensive fabrics.
Artist: Phineas X. Jones
I’m having a weird light sort of artist block, so I forced myself to just draw whatever, maybe as a warm-up.
Ended up spending a hell of a long time on this though, mostly for the tattoos, and I like it! It’s different, but I think it’s fun.
No prior sketching to this, everything just just straight out.
The High Priestess (WIP) I forgot to mention that I made all these drawings while I was in the hospital.
I couldn’t see straight and all my lines started to blur together and look like food. On the flip-side, I learned a lot and realized that despite Design and Drawing having overlapping principles, the two are very distinct from each other.
In design, your main objective is to convey a concise and clear message, that can be interpreted in under 5 seconds. In drawing, the goal is to create enough subtly to make the viewer want to stay longer.
Although overlapping principles, like making forms bold to look closer, and fading lighter forms to look farther away are used, rendering a complete form from scratch, vs taking elements already in existence is certainly different.
It’s just really weird trying to think like an artist, and not like a designer. I just want to throw on some high contrast and make things POP, but trying to learn how to use gradients to my advantage is harder then I thought it’d be.
Oh and not drawing from the edge but starting in the middle? O____________< lol whut? YOU CAN’T DRAW OUTLINES.
BUT I LIVE IN OUTLINES COMIC BOOKS DAMMNIT.
Trying to draw like a painter is WEIRD man.