Happy Halloween! I had intended for this series to span quite a lot more than 4 illustrations, but here we are on October 31st and I just barely managed to squeak out this one. Alas. Sexy Tampon, Sexy ZZ Top, Sexy Grilled Cheese... maybe you will see the light of day eventually. But until then, I give you Sexy Atari Controller. Someone please make this costume a reality.
(You can't really tell at this size, but the circular tattoo around her belly button says "HAPPY TREES." I was going to take it out, but it made my boyfriend laugh pretty hard, so in it stays.)
I don't sketch much anymore. I'll do a rough sketch in Illustrator before I start working on something, sure, but I don't really just spend time noodling in a sketchbook anymore. In fact, I can't actually remember the last time I used my sketchbook. I'm not even sure I know where it is. How sad is that?
It's sad. Really sad. Sketching is super important! I am terrible. So in an effort to be less terrible, I decided to dust off my atrophied sketching muscles this morning. I had no real direction, but I guess I've been feeling nostalgic lately because I ended up with this little late 80s/early 90s babe. I'm pretty sure I wore both of these outfits at one point during my childhood, big permed poodle hair and all. It was not a good look for me, but it was still better than the bathtub bowl cut and giant translucent glasses that followed.
Anyway, sketching is fun. Who knew? Oh wait, I did. I just need to do it more often. I'm very fond of this little character, so she'll probably pop up again. Mostly because I will seize any opportunity to draw moon boots and scrunchies.
P.S. There will be another Sexy Sexy Costume post very soon!
Long time, no post! Suddenly it's October and I realize I haven't put anything new up in ages. I've been drawing, just not necessarily getting the chance to finish anything personal. This adult life thing? Kind of exhausting. It's not all pantslessness and cereal for dinner, kids!
But anyway, it's October, which means that Halloween is upon is and costume manufacturers everywhere are selling SEXY SEXY versions of everything under the sun. I am not really a sexy costume person - my last three Halloween costumes have been Yoshi, Kaylee, and Yoshi again, and this year I'm going as Party Cat - and while I don't begrudge anyone the right to go as Sexy Exposed Breasts or whatever, I feel like every year the selection of sexy costumes on offer gets more and more absurd. And sometimes downright inappropriate - I mean, Sexy Elmo? Tickle me creeped out.
So as The Sexening ramps up, I thought it would be fun to do a series of legit ridiculous (legiculous? sorry, I've been watching too much Awkward) sexy costume illustrations. I am doing zero research as to whether any of these are real, but given the list I've compiled so far, I fear for the future of our people if they are.
First up: SEXY CACTUS. The spikes say "stay away," but the peekabo holes say "how you doin?"
I don't usually post sketches or line drawings or unfinished stuff, but I think I should start - I'd post much more frequently if I did. For example, this, which I wouldn't have been able to finish completely in time, but is a perfectly cromulent drawing all on its own.
This week's Illustration Friday theme, "travel," is a bit fortuitous - we just got back on Monday from the first vacation I've taken in more than a decade. We spent 4 days in Watkins Glen and Ithaca, NY for my birthday, hiking, visiting Farm Sanctuary, eating obscene amounts of coconut milk ice cream, and just generally enjoying being in the middle of nowhere. I sketched out a whole series of little vignettes I want to draw from the trip, but this is the only one I've finished so far - an ode to Watkins Glen State Park, with its 19 (!!) waterfalls and amazing gorges.