Jackalope Garden by ~sirfish
For Traversing Realms. Finally getting around to posting.
Working off some frustration. The drawing is old, but I wanted to color it.
Didn’t realize I hadn’t posted this to tumblr. Old work, probably Spring 2010
While I sometimes call this piece, “Hair,” I think its true name is “Guilt.” Guilt grows from the mind and can consume the mind. It weighs you down, makes you a prisoner, and immobilizes you. But it’s not something you can just cut off— there’s an emotional attachment to that feeling of guilt, a strange sense of responsibility as if you deserve it, the bondage and suffering. Because you should have known better. Because you could have avoided it. Because you would have done something different if you knew that this would be the outcome. It grows and grows and grows.
Full image for Kingdom Carousel.
A piece for a constellation-themed book to be released at a later date. Will post more information as it becomes available.
Most portrayals of Andromeda in classical art have her struggling against her chains, fearful of the sea monster Cetus and desperately awaiting the arrival of the Hero, Perseus. But to me, Andromeda was a willing sacrifice, a hero in her own right. What interested me was Andromeda’s relationship with Cetus and what Cetus represented in the myth besides a mindless devourer of women. Upon discovering Cetus’ other name, The Whale, it hit me that perhaps Cetus could represent the unknown— the denizens of the deep, the realm beyond human convention. Thus, I chained Andromeda with the expectations of a maiden, with veils and hair and crowned her with a spiral galaxy and let Cetus be The Whale, the promise of an escape if they can break free from the narrow confines of the Hero’s myth.
Honored to be in another charity art book, this time for the American Cancer Society! Please check out Quixotic Art Book for more details and previews~
Got back from Fanime to work on this project! I haven’t even unpacked yet. ;;;orz Will do a super late con write up after I hit another deadline. Sorry for the lack of updates, I’ve pretty much been off the grid (and will probably remain off most things until I get my projects done). TT^TT)/
Huge shout out to my new (and old~) followers! Thank you for swinging by~ :)
There are a thousand other things I should be doing, but I just want to draw girls and flowers.
We want to make an art book that will never fail to bring a smile to your face.
I’m honored to participate in yet another great project! Kingdom Carousel is a charity art book featuring 100+ artists. 100% of the profits will go to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Please read more about the project and see other previews here! You can preorder the book here.
Check it out and spread the word!
In response to Eri’s post— feel better, sweetheart.
My illustration for dreampod’s awesome collab project, The Big Picture. The theme of the piece was ‘creativity’ so I drew things that are part of my creative process— books, coffee cups and personal mythologies. You can see how it works in the larger collaborative picture here!