oh wow i forgot about this!
for ‘piglet’ on sketch_dailies/twitter, from a few months ago
A friend requested I make this, and so here it is, and I offer it to anyone who needs it, with all the authority vested in me by whoever vests these things. Print it out if you need to.
The best art advice ever given to me—ever, ever—was “Don’t be afraid to make bad art.”
You will make a whole lot of crap in your time. Some will be truly awful and some will be merely mediocre. And that is totally normal and totally fine and for the love of little green apples, just keep going, because that’s the only way I know to get to the good stuff eventually.
(I normally feel horribly egotistical mentioning my awards, but I think this counts as using that power for good.)
Galadriel - 6x9” watercolor and gouache
It’s done, it’s done! I’ve included some detail sections this time, and you can see a scale photo in this post.
Oh goodness gracious! This is is so beautiful!
A 20-minute sketch that took a lot longer than 20 minutes. Part of development for a short comic about a dream I had where I was a restaurant reviewer/food critic named Mr. Bee. We’ll see how it goes!
What is color. What is perspective. Why am I still awake.
"Eminence" 9/10 - By Heather L. Gilbraith
6.25” x 4.25”, four relief prints and envelope with glass bead latch.
This is the description as written on the colophon:
This work consists of four illustrations depicting
women leaders from western history.
They are removed from their female embodiment
and merged with the bodies of their male
counterparts. In this way we can view the women
in the context of masculine leadership and
ability, separated from the signifiers and
stereotypes associated with femininity.
They were designed and relief printed by
Heather L. Gilbraith
in the fall of the year 2013 at the
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
in Vancouver, BC, in a limited edition.
This was the big final project of my Illustrated Handmade Book class of last fall. It’s taken me ages to scan and document it because I didn’t quite know how to do so. But I’m proud of it and I do want to show it off, so here it is, finally! Keep reading after the cut for more of my ramblings about it.
Another pass on the dress/character today.
Got this far with the dress sketching yesterday. Dresses are hard.