For an article in the June issue of EBONY Magazine exploring the Nouveau Noir or New Black — a collective of artists who are looking to bring back the classic sound of R&B using inspiration from art, film and travel. Artists featured: Elle Varner, Luke James, Frank Ocean, Stacy Barthe and Miguel.
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Twice this week I dreamt of Dobermans. Red Dobermans with fur like deer and necks like horses. Despite their sinister appearance, these dogs were anything but scary. I was curious to see what all of this meant, so I did some research on dog and Doberman symbolism in dreams and learned that they signal emotional self protection–a desire to guard and preserve the parts of yourself you believe are most important.
(My sources, of course, have as much credibility as AM New York's daily horoscopes.)
In the end, the meaning isn't important. Maybe I'm showing myself some love in a transitional time, or maybe this is just a cloud-land cocktail of Purina commercials and old Ralph Lauren ads. Whatever the case, I'm always glad to have something new to draw.
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In other news, I've been hired on as an illustrator for a company in Brooklyn that makes gorgeous and innovative educational iPad apps for children. I get to spend each day illustrating stories and poems and designing characters and graphics for interactive games. It's a dream come true to be working full time as an illustrator, and I'm really excited to see my portfolio grow as a result of that. I'll share more about the company and what I'm working on in the following weeks.
Because of my new schedule, the Illustrated Train will now be updated biweekly instead of weekly. I'll also be posting my new illustrations for the app as soon as we launch. Keep checking back!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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