Art Process – Blood and Gold

blogimageI have a horrible turn around time. I will admit to that. Sometimes ideas will hit me and I’ll sketch and finish them up in half a day, or I’ll pace myself for a deadline. But other occasions I will come up with ideas, sketch them out and set them aside until I pull them out later and see what I can do with them.Though even I have to admit 2-3 years is a bit extreme even for me.

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Logo Design

A few months back an artisan friend of mine, Never, from the frozen north approached me to do a logo design for her. She makes jewelry out of bits of upcycled watch and type writer parts, and she wanted something along a steam punk aesthetic and I am always happy to draw some gears.

She had a pretty solid idea of what she wanted and between the two of us we came up with this, which looks really cool.

neverwaresoption3-2Go check out Never’s etsy shop. 

I also was asked by The Spider and the Fly to make a logo for them. They sell lots of kitsch and horror iconography, which are all topics near and dear to my heart. They didn’t have much of an idea of what they wanted, besides the eponymous spider and fly, so after a bit of back and forth we got something they are happy with.

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I don’t get to do logo designs all that much but really enjoyed getting a chance to stretch my legs with these.

If anyone is interested in commissioning me for logos or other graphic design work  feel free to contact me at ‘lissaquon(a)gmail.com’

So You Want to Make an ArtZine

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When I came back from California I had a couple of weeks to get over my jetlag, work on a few deadlines, and order supplies and prep for a convention. I for some reason felt this was the perfect time to pick up another project.

I have always wanted to assemble a ‘sketchbook’ or compilation zine of my work, but never got around to doing it. Though recently a buddy of mine made one and I decided to give it a shot myself. I’ve since then had a few folks ask me how I assembled it. I used programs that probably made things more more complicated than it needed to be, but hey if you want to do this the hard way the Foolish Mortal’s got your back!

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Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Forgive me Internet for I have slacked, it has been 68 days since my last confession blog post.  I was originally planning to do this on a twice monthly basis. As you can see I’m not very good at it. Mea culpa.

Some of my absence was spent in California as I helped with a friends wedding, and slept in haunted hotels, toured houses built by crazy widows and was serenaded in the night by sea lions. After that I got home to a broken fridge and then once our food supply was no longer in the danger of rotting away I had a convention to work. And then, well to be frank, I had a nervous breakdown. Not much of an excuse but that’s life. Excuses are boring.

Anyways now that my brain is operating at a somewhat decent capacity lets get back to business. I have been silent but not exactly inactive so I at least have stuff to post and talk about.