Saturday, June 30, 2012
I've been reading about the history of the portrayal of the cat in art. (I recommend the book. I got it for under 10 dollars from a discount retailer at a street festival, and it's full of great images.) It's highlighted quite an ambivalence in our relationship with the species. Naturally (being the way I am), I identified a kinship between the cat and Loki -- the trickster of the Norse gods, whom Marvel has done quite a fabulous job of making en vogue right now. (I was falling in love with Loki before he had a bandwagon...Just sayin'.) I entered this piece in Mightyfine's "Marvel Villains" T-shirt design contest, but for whatever reason, it didn't pass the approval of Marvel's licensors. Maybe they thought the font license would be a problem. (I made sure it was free for commercial use.) Maybe they don't like anthropomorphisms. That wasn't against the rules...but Oh Well. Here's the piece and the T-shirt mock-up; I still enjoy it even though it'll never be printed on a T-shirt.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Haven't posted anything here in quite awhile. ...Yeah, so, I drew this for Equestria Daily's prompt/contest "Ponies playing with pony merchandise." This is based on those little kid bracelets you can buy at H&M right now. I bought one. I actually bought three. Each charm looks kind of like a pony prison. Hence, this. :I
Edit: This was a runner-up in the contest! Top 30 of ~145. :)