A little progression from approved sketch to final art (the text isn’t approved yet) for an upcoming EP.
After the sketch I met with the singer to take some photos of her face, literally just standing with her outside a Chinese bakery in Jackson Heights, snapping a couple really poorly composed and badly-lit reference pictures.
To get myself out of a slump and to take advantage of free entries to American Illustration (due Friday), I’m trying to finish as many illustrations as I can this week (I’d try one a day but I have a comic to draw, too). For Monday, falling back on a personal cliché: women obscured by foliage. Because Photoshop makes infinite variability way too easy, there are five versions up on my blog, here: http://hazelleesantino.com/the-witchs-garden/
Two of my mini Metrocard paintings (Honey on the Lips and The Recluse) are still available from Single Fare—this is the last week the show is up, and a ton of great work is available to buy both online and in person! Stop by RH Gallery (137 Duane St.), 11-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday to be totally overwhelmed by 2500+ art pieces.
This weekend I finished up four pieces for Single Fare 3, which opens February 13th. The show is open submission–so anyone can make as many pieces as they want, and as long as they submit them properly, they’ll be in the show. Every piece sells for the set price of $100.
Since the pieces are all miniature, I painstakingly made tiny insects and flowers and one spider from oil-painted tissue paper and tape and cut veils from tissue paper.
The spider is a lot larger than life and I wish I had made it smaller, but the first time I picked it up after cutting it out the heat from my palm made it curl up like a real spider and I nearly dropped it.
At long last! 36” silk Nudie and Bad Omens scarves are now available for pre-order, as well as new bandana-sized Dirty Hankies on ultra-soft cotton lawn. The regular 12” Dirty Hankies are on sale for Valentine’s Day, as well as all mis-printed hankies (which are only $15.30 after the discount!)
Finally, after months of testing various silks and configurations of naked bodies, the 36” Nudie Scarf is ready for production, on stunning, delicate silk chiffon! This weekend I’ll be listing it for pre-order on etsy along with an updated-for-2013 Dirty Hankie in both the standard 12” size and a new 18” bandana size, and the brand new Bad Omens scarf, also 36” on chiffon!