Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Secret Solstice Revealed - Nanner

I participated in my first Secret Solstice on the Illustrated ATC site and was lucky to draw a couple of amazing artists!  Luckily, I connect with both of the ladies and their artwork, so it was a blast conjuring up something for them.  The first partner is a beloved and fun SoCal artist who goes by "Nanner".  She loves spoofs on her favorite idols, and maybe some people would sniff disapprovingly, but I really love black humor.  So here's some of what I have been making this past spring. A second attempt of a lacy Day of the Dead with pearls and rhinestone embellishments, this time on a hot orangey summer tank.

An outline of my hand with a spoof on Jules Winnfield from Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction".

Back in 1973, the Del Mar Fair opened a day early just for private parties - the VIPs.  Ziggy Stardust, who would later in the evening give the concert of the decade at the Sports Arena, was trying out his new persona.  He found a Photo Booth and took some pictures. Hurrying out to get to the limo for the concert, he gave one of the roadies the photos. The photos were thought to be lost and forgotten, but then 20 years later, they were found at a garage sale in a beat up old guitar case and was bought for $2.  Inside, tucked between the lining and case, is this rare photo of Ziggy Stardust having fun and making faces.

I rarely get to do this kind of art and so it was a lot of "merry making" with tongue planted firmly in cheek!

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