Improductivo deseo erizado de dudas,
idóneo y brillante rastro escarlata
delineando tú perfil ausente.
Alígera fuente de alegría fugaz
que, crispada ante el vacío delata
mi perfecta agonía y mi consecuente muerte.
As promised, a rough crack at the Pride of Chanur’s crew as Foxgrrls rather than Hani, channeling CJ Cherryh’s “Pride of Chanur” series (one of my favorite hard boiled SciFi series). Yes, it’s a bit… well, it’s a lot of things, but its been a fun idea to sketch as a warmup to getting back into my drawing regimen. I’m amused by the idea of Mugi and several of her rougher cousins running a freighter. The real fun is going to be drawing the Kif as ShirtGuyDom Stick Figures, and Piro would totally be Tully (flawless matchup there)… yes, its sad, i actually did a lot of thinking about this while recovering from heart surgery. ^^;;
While he has often been compared to Bosch for his busy compositions filled with heavy symbolism, Dan Quintana (interviewed in our current issue, Hi-Fructose Vol. 27) created a new series of stripped-down paintings and charcoal drawings for his upcoming solo show at San Francisco’s Varnish Fine Art, “Zero Instruments.” Wispy bodies seem to blow away like clouds of dust in the new series. In most of the pieces, Quintana decided to zero in on an isolated subject, each one inspired by a different musical or anatomical instrument. The figures — often beautiful women — appear to be haunted by the spirits of death, unable to escape their imminent mortality. Take a look at some of the works in the show below and see “Zero Instruments” at Varnish Fine Art May 25 – June 29.