Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Tiger Haven 2008"





~12"x12". gouache, pencil.

This is the cd label for this years charity mix album to benefit the Tiger Haven animal sanctuary. Each year has put this together and I've been lucky enough to have been asked to make the circular label design.

It's painted on an old palette. I keep them if they are interesting or look useful.

The surface isn't porous like paper or wood, it's like painting on a kitchen countertop. Which means that the image is particularly fragile and will just wipe right off.

Those of you keeping score might recognize that I did just that. This used to be the "Zora" image that I made for homework in my experimental class. I wet my hand, wiped the older image into a smudge and reworked it into this one. I'll be spraying it with polyurethane to seal it.

1 comment:

letterstokitty said...

Hi Chris! My name is Erica, and I used to look at your artwork online years ago, when I was just a wee high-schooler with dreams of going to art school. (I've had one of your drawings saved on my hard drive since 2002, no joke.)

Then, as I was strolling back from my Graphic Design IV class at MassArt one day, I passed by a door with a sort of familiar drawing of a tiger-girl on it. "Oh," I thought, "that's kind of like the stuff that guy used to draw. What's his name?"

Then I ran back to the door and recognized your name!

It was so cool! I had no idea you were at MassArt. Just thought I'd say hi because it was such a surreal moment for me. And let me say, really really belatedly, welcome! :D