Thursday, October 27, 2011


So my brother Seth has a birthday tomorrow. Having such a celebration three days before Halloween is about the same as any other holiday birthday: the national holiday gets mapped onto your birthday too. Sometimes that can be annoying, but Halloween is about the coolest holiday ever. That said, this is the birthday card I made for my bro. Super traditional for Halloween, not as much for birthdays. He'll live.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Fine Frenzy

This is my attempt at Alison Sudol, also known as "A Fine Frenzy." I stylized her somewhat and now find myself wishing I'd stylized either much more or much less.

Regardless, this is my tribute to one of my favorite musicians. I'd like to do a portrait that is good enough to send her, someday. She has influenced me in many ways, and for the better. A Fine Frenzy's music is clean, unique, and enchanting. Alison retains her own style and absolute femininity in her singing. I love listening to her music on good days, bad days, and those in-between sort of days. She also looks cool, so naturally I had to try to paint her. If you haven't heard of her before, check out her website.

Or just start with one of my favorite songs by her, "You Picked Me."

Also, any critiques would be great. I am not really comfortable with portrait painting and it's something I haven't studied, so I know there are better ways of doing things! I'd appreciate any input on this one.