I was in an art show this past Saturday called "How Great Thou Art" at Old St. Patrick's. It was super fun! I loved meeting everyone and talking with people about my art and their art. It was a great way to get my artwork out to some people who may not have seen it otherwise.
I practically got a whole wall to myself, and I displayed the originals of the surfing promo illustration and the first 3 pages of AER HEAD, along with print outs of the final pages below them. This was especially important for page 3, where I edited the sound effects in Photoshop. If you just look at the original without context, it doesn't really make sense for Aeryan to get jolted out of bed in reaction to... nothing. I hand drew the words in the margin of the original instead of typing them. I could do a whole post about why I prefer hand lettering over computer lettering, but that's for another time :) Also, here's a strange but true fact: the sea green wall color was practically the same color I used for the water in all my pieces! Yay for coincidental color coordination!
These next 2 photos are courtesy of George Goss, who had a large vivid photography piece in the show. The guy in the fedora I'm talking with, Mike Lahey, sung and played guitar very soulfully. There were many other great performances throughout the night including opera singing, a rock band, and poetry reading.
George was also taking pics of lots of people in front of this chalkboard that had artsy writing all over it. I think people wrote about whatever art meant to them. All I know is that I was called there and then posed like a diva.
So I want to be in more art shows now :) I never really thought the gallery would be my scene, but I'm loving it! If you know of an art show or gallery that fits my work, I'd love to hear about it.
In the meantime, I'm drawing page 4 - what's Aeryan's dream like? Find out next week!