Posted by Anj Marth on 12/07/2013
except in my house it’s solstice. hawkins has a huge box of ancient holiday cards, spanning from birthdays to halloween and every other holiday you can think of.
I’ve raided this pile to make my own holiday cards. most of the ones he has are pretty sappy, glurgey pictures of kittens laying on puppies and babies, twinkly reindeer and hearty santas with smiling children.
I can’t resist. I used a white matte paint marker, a calligraphy brush and ink, and a gel pen with glittery black ink to rework the cards, every last one of them.
I have never sent out cards before, it’s a new thing this year. I’m not sure why this year of all years but there you have it.
If you click through to read more, after the card pictures, there’s a pile of all the new stuff that I’ve been posting since last round of new-things-for-sale! I think anything you all order before the tenth is definitely going to get to you all on time, and I have a feeling that gifts you order up until the fifteenth have a good chance of making it as well. After that…well shit man, you need to buy presents early if you’re a present-buying person.
new things after the jump.
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Posted by Anj Marth on 12/02/2013
Until midnight, use the discount code CYBERRB to get 20% off.
it’s valid on all the redbubble shirts.
My art shirts here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/resonanteye/collections/182793-shirts
and graphic/text shirts here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/bristlybits/portfolio
get em while they’re hot!
(photo from halloween, eugene oregon)
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Posted by Anj Marth on 11/24/2013
This series is ongoing; it may never end. You can find prints of most of these here, I’ll add more as I go along.
When I was a kid, I had the complete set of Wildlife Treasury animal cards. Complete set. I would spend hours looking at them, and reading about every animal. I memorized them, I stuffed my brain with trivial facts about each creature. I wished there were more animals, so that I could have more cards.
I think this series is my attempt, as an adult, to recapture that interest. To reconnect to the details of every animal and how they live. I’d love to do this series as a card set eventually, and maybe, when I get up to about fifty animals, I will start planning that. For now this series continues as I add animals I particularly like or connect with.
The geometry behind each animal is meant to represent the place they live, or their personality, or both. For example, the walrus lives in a place where meat is the only food, pretty much- hence the red backdrop. I felt that walrusses are very much a bloody animal- I mean, when they warm up, as they exit the icy waters, their bodies become pink from the flush of blood to their skins. This influenced my choice of color. Their personality, their spirit, seems very radiant to me, very warm- despite the cold climate they prefer. The shapes behind them are meant to convey this warmth and radiance.
Each of these animals has a backdrop which symbolizes some aspect of their lives; each may also have minor added detail to show other things which affect them, like the white bird on the hippo’s head, or the bubbles around the octopus.
I used handmade paper for these, very well-smoothed, then tinted with watercolor and ink. Then I drew the animal in colored pencil. The geometric shapes were planned with the assistance of a kaleidoscope, a spirograph, several french curves and just plain old eyeballing the shapes for clarity. None are precisely symmetrical or perfect- but living things never are, are they?
Some of the originals are still available as well, email me for more information (resonanteye at gmail dot com)
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Posted by Anj Marth on 10/15/2013
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Posted by Anj Marth on 05/05/2012
a little taste of my day.
I did this for a commission. Things like this are the reason I love commissioned work. I started drawing, imagining a pen and ink, monochromatic fabio- and somehow managed to make him start to be golden.
At that point I was screwed- golden aquatic beefcake, it had to be done.
Done with watercolor wash and prismacolor pencil.
Note: the seahorse is enjoying itself.
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