Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Inktober, Week 2+

This is mostly a comedy-inspired week (with the exception of wolf boy from last week). In case you can't tell (due to to my lack of experience when doing portraiture of real people), the comedians I've done are: Noel Fielding, Mike Birbiglia, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, Demetri Martin, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, and Dave Chappelle.

Artwork © 2014 Jeremy Owen 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Inktober: Week 1

This year I'm finally partaking in Inktober, an initiative started by one of my longest running inspirations, Mr. Jake Parker. Inktober, in a nutshell, is a challenge based on a simple premise: do one drawing, in ink, every day during the month of October. There are literally thousands of Inktober pieces across the internet. I'll give tumblr's hashtag as a start.

Day 1: Mr Pickles and Oilcan, my two favorite characters from The Boxtrolls (which I thoroughly enjoyed)
Day 2: Strongman, part of a short series inspired by AHS: Freak Show, leading to the premiere
Day 3: Pinhead
Day 4: Giant
Day 5: Contortionist
Day 6: Conjoined Duo
Day 7: Multiple

Artwork © 2014 Jeremy Owen

Time's been a thief again, and it's been another long stretch since I've posted anything on here. Let's hope that changes.
- J

Monday, March 3, 2014

Wizarding Wednesday #2: The Dursleys

Vernon, Petunia, and Dudley Dursley.

Characters © J.K. Rowling
© 2014 Jeremy Owen

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wizarding Wednesdays #1: Hagrid

There's a tumblr that I stumbled upon last year through artists that I follow. It's called Wizarding Wednesdays, and it's blog devoted to Harry Potter fan art. The admin post a character from the series once a week, and the community, in turn, draws the character according to how they imagined them while reading the books. It's a fun exercise for me to keep current with my art, and I've done every single one up to the week of this post.
I've basically glommed-on to Tumblr, using it to find inspiration and post current art, but I'm going to try to do better about updating this blog as well. I know many of you that read this are my personal friends and family, and I want everyone that's interested in my work to be able to keep up with what I've been doing lately, however contrarily it may have appeared as of late.
This one, for those of you how can't immediately recognize the characters, is primarily of Rubeus Hagrid, the abundantly kind half-human/half giant gamekeeper at Hogwarts (with an eleven-year-old Harry thrown in for size comparison).

Character © J.K. Rowling
Artwork © 2014 Jeremy Owen
- J

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces It to Surrender

In honor of Pete Seeger’s passing, I wanted to do a little tribute piece. Pete was one of the reasons I wanted to pick up the banjo, and his voice (both for environmental and philosophical understanding) has always been an inspiration. I’ll miss you, Pete.
Artwork © 2014 Jeremy Owen