Final round of assignments for my Nathan Fowkes Schoolism class.  These are all centered around a story I’ve been tossing around for a couple of years (same one that led to my 1923 piece), so it was fun to use this as an excuse to finally put some of those story beats down on paper.

I think I like the studies more than the final- there’s a dynamism there that got somewhat stilted on it’s way to the final piece- but heck!  I took this class to get better at quick studies, and that’s what I took away from it.  Happy problem to have.

-Claire, who still feels like a young baby artist

1923
My piece for the upcoming Message in a Bottle exhibit at the Light Grey Art Lab, opening January 25th in Minneapolis!  Looks like it’s going to be a killer show. I would talk about the piece some more, but the whole point of this show is SECRETS on top of SECRETS
-C(You can buy prints and check out the other amazing artists HERE )

1923

My piece for the upcoming Message in a Bottle exhibit at the Light Grey Art Lab, opening January 25th in Minneapolis!  Looks like it’s going to be a killer show. I would talk about the piece some more, but the whole point of this show is SECRETS on top of SECRETS

-C
(You can buy prints and check out the other amazing artists HERE )

My Hatshepsut piece for the upcoming GIRLS: Fact + Fiction show, opening December 7th at the Light Grey Art Lab gallery space in Minneapolis, MN!
We were invited to draw any fictional or factual lady of our choice, so I went with Hatshepsut because, well, she’s Hatshepsut. If I am to believe all of those ancient statues of her, she looks damn fine in a pair of aviators.
I’m not going to be able to make the opening myself, but you can check out the invite for the show over on facebook if you’re so inclined and/or local. :)
PRINTS AND ART BOOKAlso worth mentioning is that the people behind Light Grey Art Lab have already set up an online store for the show! You can pick up prints of all the art, along with a limited edition art book collecting all of the pieces in the show with short blurbs about each of the featured ladies.
You can pick up a print of my piece HERE, and grab the art book HERE. Go forth and look at all the pretty art!
-C

My Hatshepsut piece for the upcoming GIRLS: Fact + Fiction show, opening December 7th at the Light Grey Art Lab gallery space in Minneapolis, MN!

We were invited to draw any fictional or factual lady of our choice, so I went with Hatshepsut because, well, she’s Hatshepsut. If I am to believe all of those ancient statues of her, she looks damn fine in a pair of aviators.

I’m not going to be able to make the opening myself, but you can check out the invite for the show over on facebook if you’re so inclined and/or local. :)

PRINTS AND ART BOOK
Also worth mentioning is that the people behind Light Grey Art Lab have already set up an online store for the show! You can pick up prints of all the art, along with a limited edition art book collecting all of the pieces in the show with short blurbs about each of the featured ladies.

You can pick up a print of my piece HERE, and grab the art book HERE. Go forth and look at all the pretty art!

-C

There are some awesome redesign contests over on Warren Ellis’ forum every once in a while and, seeing how this round was Egyptian mythology, I’m finally throwing my hat into the ring.The idea for this particular challenge was to do a modern day version of Sakhmet, as she might appear in comics. I took a bit of a high fashion route in interpreting her traditional garb (read: ZIPPERS EVERYWHERE ZIPPERS), and what the hell! I like it.-C

There are some awesome redesign contests over on Warren Ellis’ forum every once in a while and, seeing how this round was Egyptian mythology, I’m finally throwing my hat into the ring.

The idea for this particular challenge was to do a modern day version of Sakhmet, as she might appear in comics. I took a bit of a high fashion route in interpreting her traditional garb (read: ZIPPERS EVERYWHERE ZIPPERS), and what the hell! I like it.

-C