self portrait as moses jones

for my first assignment in my drawing class, i have to do a self portrait. i immediately thought of this picture i did in my journal and decided to turn it into me as moses jones…further blurring the lines of my reality….

journal pic 001

i think  i like it. i’m not sure why we’re in our underwear. maybe a statement on motherhood & having to always be prepared to fight zombies…even when you’re in your undies?  i think i made my head too big…but i have a tendency to do that…& i do have a really big head.

so there it is.

i should be working on new pages soon. i’ve been a bit overwhelmed with the drama of my life, but i might be finally getting my feet back under me.

second self-portrait

second self-portrait

this is a companion piece to my self-portrait. it is taken from a photo of my brother & i when i was baby. we have halos because i was commenting on catholic art as an influence as well as film as an influence–hence the film strip. my other self-portrait has to do with the terminator & my sarah connor/madonna complex. my brother introduced me to the terminator.

my brother was killed five years ago. i struggle a lot with his death. whenever i hear a single engine plane, i imagine it is him watching out for me & my minions. he imagined himself to be the michael the archangel. also a reason for the halos.

i think i would like to incorporate my brother loss into my comic. i would like to have mojo periodically visited by what she believes is the spirit of her brother. maybe a hawk.

it should be tomorrow that another moses jones goes live here. i have the preliminary bits done; i’ve just been busy with homework & trying to get to bed at a half-way decent time so that i do not have sleep deprivation (even though the sleep deprivation makes me even goofier.) but i have the bulk of my homework done & will be working on page ten tonight! yay!

self-portrait

self-portrait

here is a pastel drawing i did for my drawing one class. i am very influenced by the movies i watched in my teens. TERMINATOR is one such movie. i have developed a sarah connor complex which i have incorporated into my moses jones comic. but this is my first expression of that complex…also known (to me at least) as a madonna complex. but this picture is a tribute to that polaroid picture of sarah connor in TERMINATOR as well as an ode to the catholic art that i love so dearly for its dark and ominous tones.

i should (hopefully!) have more pages of moses jones finished this weekend. it is always on my mind. meanwhile, i now have 3 blogs for my multiple personalities…ha!

van gogh’s tank girl

life gets in the way

i’m still letting homework & kids keep me from getting my comic done. i have the next page written, but not yet drawn. however, just now, while nursing my baby back to sleep (one of the times i do my best thinking about zombies, etc) i figured out the layout for the next page. maybe tomorrow page 3 will be done.
meanwhile, here is a pastel i did a year ago in my drawing II class. this is tank girl done in the style of van gogh. tank girl & van gogh are both inspirations for me. back in my early twenties i shaved most of my head & would be compared to tank girl (as well as sinead o’connor). i love tank girl. i am an anarchist at heart. i also love van gogh–though admittedly i did not pay that much attention to him until a dr. who episode with a van gogh plotline. van gogh has a sad story. he only sold one painting while he was alive. he committed suicide, but it took a day or so to die after he shot himself. i only know a bit about him and do not think he was so much talented as he was inspired & passionate. my favorite is his sunflowers & his starry night. he did a LOT of self-portraits. this one was a take-off of self-portrait with a with a bandaged ear & pipe. by the way, he did not cut off his ear to send to a lady–his ear was cut off in a drunken brawl with gauguin (fellow painter) & then sent to a lady. i think that is a much better story.