Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gene Splicing Inc.

Yezz, I created a gene splicing lab in my basement...well at least I would have if I had a basement, but seeing as I'm stuck in my apartment measuring an astounding 38 kvm (quadratemeter?) the lab is completely imaginary at this point. which is probably a good thing, never really was good at chemistry. I'd probably just blow something up, and I think my neighbors would be slightly unhappy with me..

Anywhoot, I've been gene splicing a dragonfly with a deer, and I think there's a bee or a hornet or something with a stinger on it that flew into the lab while I was starting the splicing process and decided to get in on the action.

Now why would I try to gene splice anything at all, everyone who knows me knows that I've never really excelled at drawing animals or monsters, basically anything that is covered in fur or that has more than two legs is just not my cup o' tea. Be that as it may, that is the current ArtOrder challenge, Gene splicing and mutations. And once again I am throwing in my two cents. So without further ado, here is the Flying Dradeer!

I think that it is properly finished, I'm 99% sure. But there is one percent of me that is a little unsure..I'll give it a day or two before I submit it. Constructive criticism is very welcome :)

With love Anita Night

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Cowgon

We recently had a 3D assignment at school. we were supposed to take the mascot of a company that makes chocolate and strawberry milk and yoghurt and make it appeal to a new consumer group. The original mascot looks like this:

I decided to make a mascot cow that would appeal to D&D -rpg enthisiasts, fantasy nerds, basically myself and pretty much all of my friends. So I made a cowgon. A mythical creature covered in sequin-like scales, with mighty wings and a large treasure hoard. The design was supposed to look like an add campaign so I tried to make it look like posters and whole page adds. I even made a character sheet for the cow explaining it's special powers. Wanna know what it is?

The Cowgons secret weapon is that it always has ice cold fresh chocolate milk that refreshes the players after a long night of D&D and snacking :P


Why did I do this- cus I love D&D

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monster Art Exhibit 2010

So the monster art exhibit was opened on Friday 12. of February. We hit a few bumps on the road, but we worked it all out. It was supposed to be on Saturday, but our venue bailed on us due to double booking. What can you do?

Well what we ended up doing was walking around half of Oslo asking any cafe or restaurant we could find if they could possibly host an art exhibition on veeeery short notice, suffice to say no one could/would be able to do that. Understandable since we had to do this on wednsday 10.February :P We lucked out though and got to rent the student pub at our school, and had the vernissage there.

The concept for the exhibit was Monster: interpretations. Basically three illustrators made interpretations of what a monster is to them or what a monster could be.

Here are the paintings I made for the exhibit:

My Zombieboy ^^

A vampire waiting for her prey...

My homage to the corpse bride

This is supposed to be a comment on alcoholism. The demon in the drink.

Is there anybody out there? Monsters are often something you can't see

Sort of a death moth, a more decorative take on a monster

Mr. and Mrs. Monster :P

I actually sold some of my paintings, and we get to have them a Restaurant called Luna at Aleksander Kiellands plass in Oslo, so if anyone in Oslo didn't get to see the exhibit but still would like to see them the exhibit will be hanging at Restaurant Luna from 15.00 the 16. of February

Sunday, February 14, 2010

All Choked Up

So, I'm trying something new :P

I've never been much of a crafter to be honest, but I've always envied those who are, so now I'm doing an honest attempt at making something beautiful and wearable. I figured making chokers would be an ok place to start. 

This is a silk ribbon choker. The heart is made from red matte velvet with white pearls around the edge. I originally wanted to sew the pearls on, but the velvet wasn't really thread friendly so I used some fabric glue instead. worked out quite nicely actually. Because of the awful light in my apartment the textures of the fabric doesn't really show as well as I would have liked.

I would love to get some feedback on my little project, tips, tricks etc, to improve my technique :P

Friday, February 5, 2010

Awesome gun?

So this is the second time that I have ventured into an ArtOrder challenge. This one didn't take me as long as the last one, but the experience was very valuable for me still. I can't really draw guns of any kind, or more truthfully, I have never really tried. I don't know why though. I like guns, I am a licensed member of Tromsø Pistol club and have been shooting at an indoor shooting range on and off for a couple of years, so really I have no excuse :P 

I'll take the chance to say that I am completely against unresponsible behavior around weapons. One should always have respect for the fact that a gun is a weapon. You can end up hurting yourself or others, or worse you could end up killing people.

But enough of the moral rantings. Here is my entry for the bad ass gun challenge. It is inspired by an old russian Margolin MCM pistol and a Colt Mustang II, with some personal alterations. I kinda like that it looks sleek. After all a gun can still be bad ass without being huge and lumpy. The skull hanging from the handle/grip is a rat skull and I added some feathers and beads and a warped checkered pattern on the handle. I feel it gave the gun a gypsy feel to it so I decided to name it "The Trickster".