Week 5: Do You Believe in Magic?

Rabbits are guides into the shadow world, where our personal fears lie.

“When the rabbit shows up it is time to examine those deep reflexive fears that hold you back from growing. Do you keep bounding for the safety of your old patterns every time something new or challenging presents itself? If the answer is yes, the rabbit asks you to face your fears with compassion for yourself. You must accept that it is part of human nature to feel fear at times, but also believe that our fears need not paralyze our growth and movement.”–Ina Woolcott

Week 4: The Truth Is Out There

Maybe we're just beasts with big brains.

This has been one hell of an X-Files week. The revival premiered Sunday, January 24th, one day after being holed up from the first NYC “blizzard” of 2016. In preparation, we finished watching Season 8 & 9 of X-Files – painfully, since we could never get through them before (nothing will make you miss Seasons 1-5 more than the later seasons!) I love the show regardless though, and Scully + Mulder are in my top favorite TV characters of all time. I used my fandom of X-Files as art inspiration, which could possibly Tooms its way into next week’s drawings as well.

I’ve become increasingly obsessed with Sasquatch. While working on an illustration of Mulder’s office, this is what I imagine he would have on his wall (my favorite is July!)

Week 3: Warhol & Astley

17-18/365: Warhol, two ways #712morethingstodraw #sketchbook365 #art #gouache #illustration #warhol #andywarhol

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Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you.


Week 2: Ziggy Played Guitar

And if you say run, I'll run with you.

Monday I awoke to the sad news that David Bowie passed. It’s a always little strange when a celebrity dies; we didn’t know them personally, but if they touched our lives in some way it can feel personal. I will remember Bowie as someone who stayed true to himself – his life, art, and vision – and didn’t care what other people thought. As the social media comments came pouring in, reflecting on his uniqueness, I couldn’t help but think “be the Bowie you wish to see in the world.” Later that day, I read the following excerpt from Caitlin Moran who put it more articulately: 

In 1968, Bowie was a gay, ginger, bonk-eyed, snaggle-toothed freak walking around London in a dress, being shouted at by thugs. Four years later he was exactly that - but everyone else wanted to be like him, too. If David Bowie can make being David Bowie cool, you can make being you cool.

12/365: Pencil today, color tomorrow #712morethingstodraw #sketchbook365 #art #illustration #ziggystardust #davidbowie

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14/365: A tube of paint #712morethingstodraw #sketchbook365 #art #illustration #holbein #gouache

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