Shindig

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Happy Halloween! This is not my Halloween costume (my sister and I are going as Wirt and Greg from Over the Garden Wall), but it’s definitely one of my all-time favorite costumes on TV. Hope you all have a fun and safe holiday!

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Shindig

How is Lady Pole?

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I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was about to start reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell after enjoying the BBC series. I’m now about halfway through it (it’s 800 pages long and still feels like such a quick read), and I’m LOVING it. The characters are all so amazing. There will definitely be more drawings of them coming soon. For now, here’s how I imagine the beleaguered Lady Pole.

How is Lady Pole?

Ladies of Shakespeare: Rosalind and Celia

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Now go we in content / To liberty, and not to banishment.” – As You Like It, 1.3.545-6

Today’s Ladies of Shakespeare are Rosalind (left) and Celia (right), from As You Like It. A few years ago, I did a series of illustrations and costume concepts for As You Like It set in Depression-era Appalachia. The idea was to choose a time when there was a huge visual divide between wealth and poverty. I thought that this time period would show the radical change that Rosalind and Celia make to their lives, as well as capture the themes of adventure, resilience, and hope in the face of difficulty that are so central to the play. Plus, bluegrass music! 😛 I liked the concept, but didn’t like how the drawings turned out, so I recently decided to revisit it. Now I’m much happier with it. 🙂 This may be my favorite in the series so far!

(Also, I recently splurged and bought a second set of Pitt Artist Pens, this time in Sepia. This was the first piece I did with them, and I am IN LOVE with them)

Ladies of Shakespeare: Rosalind and Celia

Scooby Snacks

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So here’s something a little different. The other day I found myself watching some Scooby Doo (long story) and imagining what the characters would look like in the 2016. It was fun examining each character’s style and seeing how that might translate into today’s fashion.

And yes, it isn’t a modern reimagining unless someone has an undercut hairstyle. 😛 I thought it fitting that Shaggy, as a typical hippie, got updated into a typical hipster.

 

Scooby Snacks