Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
My brain is stuck in Halloween mode. All i've been drawing lately is witches and ghosts and black cats and general spookiness. My sketchbook has been neglected this week due to having several big projects to finish and work being a bit nuts. If you didn't know, i work at an art gallery and our new season opened on Friday. This meant a big party for some people and a lot of work for others. For once there's an exhibition I'm enthusiastic about. Lovely spooky atmospheric photography from Ben Cauchi. It's pretty dreamy and i pretty much always love any art that takes a lot of time and effort to produce. My pal Campbell Kneale also has a great immersive installation work up (or i should really say my friend's partner. I don't actually know Campbell all that well but it made me sound cooler to say he was my friend)
Wocolate, one of my favourite online shops, just launched their super cool new blog, and did the nicest interview with me. You can read it here. They came up with the best questions. I got to talk about science fiction and tell dumb childhood stories so it was actually enjoyable to answer.
Another nice thing is my new website is finally up. It is still devonsmith.co.nz but now it is clean and simple and easy for me to update so i won't just ignore it for months.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
A little drawing in my sketchbook that I've started painting - It's october so this is getting a little halloweeny.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
This isn't so much 'sketchbook' Sunday as it is 'here are some drawings' Sunday.
Top to bottom:
- Little sad lady. With a pillow.
- Drawing at a cafe with a very heavily carved table. The boy who brought me my coffee said "Cool illustration, man" I like compliments but i don't get called 'man'very often and it is a little strange.
- A little painting I'm working on. Rope knots are fun.
- Some sort of still life with grapes. I'm not sure where this is going.
Maybe you have noticed that all these pictures look like they have been through Instagram. That is because they have. I post lots of working photos there because it is instantaneous and I am kind of lazy about scanning. My name is devonannasmith if you would like to follow me.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
You probably already know I love science fiction so maybe it is not much of a surprise that I love the X-files. Aliens have always been my biggest fear in the world (leaving the light on every night level of fear) so i used to hate the show so much. My brother liked it to the extent that he had all the trading cards and VHS tapes. I never watched it and it still gave me nightmares. I'll admit that i still get scared of the more alien-based episodes and maybe i can only watch them during the day...
I might paint Mulder later, but he is so handsome it might be too much of a challenge.