Monday, December 31, 2012

Pin-Up of the Day- Gorilla and Kitten!

Gorilla and Kitten by Taylor Lymbery
I was commissioned to make a piece for a present to give to my first Fine Art instructor who is a truly inspiring woman named Robbie Lacomb Roach. (you can see her website here) The instructions were to make a piece that reflected me. That seems like an easy thing to do, but it really isn't. The subject matter came to me while I was eating breakfast one day. I'm not entirely sure what inspired me to do this, but I do like how it turned out. I think my favorite aspect of this piece is the slight uneasiness that the viewer gets from the gorilla. I will have to say that this piece does reflect some aspects of who I am while still appealing to the idea of this being Art with a capital "A". It's not just an illustration piece, it has a message. "What's the message?", you ask. Well, that is all up to your interpretation of this piece. What I get out of it is the reminder of nature, but that is only my interpretation. Call it what you want. 

This piece was made on a 14 X11" ragboard. I used watercolor and watered inks to make the wash of the gorilla. I also used colored sharpies to get the bold colors of the cat and the tutu. I used sharpie and india ink for the black line work. 

You can also see this piece in my deviantart gallery

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

The long awaited issue 4 of Xenex the Bug Man is now up for order. It's a great looking comic book! Head on over to the Bug Man site and see what I'm talking about!

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:
Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff on facebook
The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook
The Pilot Episode on facebook

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