Tuesday, November 24, 2009

school stuffs

These pieces are for my thesis...which always sounds dumb when I explain it, but I'm doing portraiture of real people i "know" that normal people would consider freaks..but to me these people are amazing and anything but. So i'm portraying them in everyday backgrounds to take the theatrics out of their freakiness, because they're just people ya know? most of them are current members of the Coney Island Sideshow..along with a couple of burlesque friends of mine. There was going to be a second part where I drew normal people in the sideshow atmosphere, but both my teacher and i decided that it was better just to keep the focus on the freaks. This is new for me and i'm trying to be awesome...but it's not working very well

Bambi Galore
Donny Vomit

I'm going to steam ahead and do 5...get critiqued and then completely redo them...but i plan on preserving the pieces i have with maybe a tweak here and there.

i need to stop being afraid of success and be a fantastical failure.

7 comments:

jason said...

Nice work, but where's the Black Scorpion piece?

Leslie said...

i just got it back today...i need to scan it. it's got to be redone at some point...all of them do.

jason said...

Did you really do a Black Scorpion? If so awesome.

Leslie said...

i really did...and Serpentina and I'm thinking of a Heather Holiday idea too

jason said...

Nice.

Bambi said...

I am so honored honey! I hope I can get at least a print to put on my wall. I'm so proud to have one of your sketches already up.

Leslie said...

glad you like it Bambi...i'm not 100% pleased with the likeness, but i like the painting a lot. it's my fav one i've done so far