sienna sweet potatoes
October 8, 2011, 8:43 pm
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Birthday greetings to Jenny Asarnow AKA the Seattle musician Sweet Potatoes:

rainbow fodder
May 20, 2011, 1:21 pm
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This is a drawing I did for my friend Lori’s birthday last fall.  This is just a straight scan with a little contrast adjustment but I think this one is swirly enough to deal with some photoshop filters and hue changes and such. So I’m going to experiment on this drawing to try to push myself out of my photoshop comfort zone.

It’s done with ebony pencils and colored pencils from some photos of Lori. Since Lori likes (or is forced to receive, I’m never sure) lots of unicorn and rainbow tchotchkes I could not resist the opportunity to use every color in the box. It made me think of “let the sun shine in” from the movie Hair.

Anyway, I think this drawing would pop a lot more with some photoshop action, but not necessarily the photoshop action I usually do which is to scan a pencil drawing and put color behind it.  I’m thinking that I should try putting some patterns or texture on some parts, and amping up the colors. Probably I could get it neater too but the main goal is to give it a more swirly psychedelic look without taking out the hand drawn lines. I should go look at some Fillmore Posters for inspiration.

Benefit for Haiti Massmouth
July 10, 2010, 8:17 pm
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I wanted to thank Norah Dooley, from the organization MassMouth, for using an illustration of mine for a benefit concert this spring.  The concert took place in Boston and all proceeds went to the Eritaj Foundation.

If you’re in Boston, or like storytelling, or pirates, you should check out  MassMouth’s website. They archive a lot of their  storytelling on  video and audio.  And sometimes they wear pirate costumes!

May 3, 2010, 7:45 pm
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I was excited to receive the album Troubadours in the mail from the singer/songwriter/translator Todd Heller of the group the Black Veils.  I did the interior art for the album and it’s been a lot of fun to hear the final versions of the songs as they are released.  Like so many good albums it’s available on CD Baby. Here’s their site:

Sarah draws Rae – Day Seven
February 28, 2010, 3:45 pm
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Day Seven
Rae says:

Boots: Magic Shoes
Jeans: from Barney’s
Ducks Sweater vest: from Time After Time vintage store in Madison, NJ

It’s cold today, so I’ll probably throw on another sweater and perhaps a jacket before I leave the house.

Rae is in Los Angeles, Sarah is in New York

Sarah draws Rae – Day Six
February 28, 2010, 3:43 pm
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Day Six:

Rae says:

Today’s outfit I didn’t pick out myself. That is, it’s more of a uniform which I had to wear because I agreed to bartend for graduation today. I was up working until 5 AM last night, so I am also extremely tired.

T-shirt: The Gap

Black Jeans: Marshall’s

Motorcycle Boots: Magic Shoes on Bleeker Street. I got them, like, 8 years ago and have had them re-resoled three times. They’re due for another re-soling but I haven’t gotten around to it.

Sarah draws Rae – Day Five
February 28, 2010, 3:43 pm
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Day Five

Rae says:
Shoes from a discount shoe store on route 10 in NJ.

(During the same trip the shoes Rae came in with were accidentally boxed and shelved when she wasn’t looking. She found them eventually)

Purple velvet pants are from BCBG

Shirt was a Christmas/Chanukah gift last year from my future sister-in-law, Maria

Smile is a dazed two cups of coffee and one red bull after a week of not sleeping wired look