anatomically correct

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HELLO KITTY VAMPIRE – drawn from image online with my own changes to it here and there. Discovered how tough her head/face can actually be. Drawn two days ago.

ANATOMICALLY CORRECT HEARTS

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These were drawn while looking at some sketches by DaVinci. There’s a total of four, but I’ve only done three so far. They were drawn last night.

There’s more coming – sketches from Labyrinthother brief sketches I’m working on for a gift that needs to be done by August at the latest.

 

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LABYRINTH SKETCH (light)

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charcoal – flowers
snake
watercolour – snake and bird in progress

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This is the third version I’ve done of this concept. The bird is a new part of it.

 

radioactivity is in the air for you and me…

As a teenager I was enticed by the world of electronica/industrial/goth. I became very particular about my selections and was lucky enough to find the best local spot in Salt Lake City. Modified Music was a land of dreams. Now it is gone. More often than not I found all of my favorite imports from Europe there. If they didn’t have it, I always had the option of having it shipped in very easily. I walked into the independently owned music shop loving what was on the speakers more often than not. My favorites as a teenager ran in the vein of Apoptygma Berzerk, Kraftwerk, And One, Mesh, Neuroticfish, Portishead, Ayria, Covanent, K.M.F.D.M., Ego Likeness, The Cruxshadows, Inkubus Sukkubus and others. I had a hindering for The Rasmus, H.I.M., Lacuna Coil and other items that needed singles imported. I never did stray from my building blocks of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Bauhaus, Joy Division, Sisters of Mercy and etc. 

Yes, I was a little unusual. Music is a huge part of my life, though. Now that isn’t unusual at all. I’m the girl who nearly effortlessly won concert tickets, attended too many to count and meet bands. I never really tried too hard in the past, these days I very rarely go out for a concert unless it’s something good I’ve always wanted to see. My next show will be K.M.F.D.M. coming up this month and I haven’t seen them live in ten years.

Recent concerts (past three years): Concrete Blonde, Collective Soul, The Dreaming (lost track there – six or seven shows and counting), Portugal. the Man (acoustic set, meet and greet from radio station, concert – free), Explosions in the Sky, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Does Henry Rollins count for his spoken word?

There’s more but I’m too tired to think.

I am a longtime Kraftwerk fan, but hadn’t heard of the documentary before listening to to Henry Rollins’ 203rd broadcast on KCRW (yes, I’m behind). Sat down and watched it, was amazing. I wanted to share it here, despite my assumption that few know of Kraftwerk these days.

“Black Magic” – Magic Wands

“Black Magic” – Magic Wands

There is a crescent key
that locks a hole in the door
into the pit of your heart
the future is the reward
white light my time has come
all night out on the run from black magic
black magic
black
black magic

Give me the final piece
that holds the puzzles end
of all the billions of stars
that are the dreams of your friends
how could anybody feel the same
how could anybody feel the same
black magic
black magic
black
black magic
black
black magic
black
black magic
huh!

It is the person’s eyes
that have the answers in
around the galaxy mars
a new place to begin
white light my time has come
all night out on the run
from black magic
black magic
black
black magic
black
black magic
black
black magic
owwwwww

I cannot go to the ocean…without you on my mind….

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These are moments where I get serene enough after going through piles of books. All of which were art related minus the book about Cary Grant. I didn’t care for too many of the art books besides four of them; one was the perfect watercolour technique book I will buy later on.

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Loved the second volume of Hi-Fructose. I am a fashion-don’t today in every way.

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Mismatched. Don’t care.

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Did some ink sketches of sparrows for my latest piece, which is watercolour with my version of a snake. Maybe I will share when I am done….