Illustrations by Yann Bernard Dyl for La Danse Macabre by Pierre Mac Orlan (France, 1927), found in the wonderful exhibition catalog Le Salon de L’Araignée 1920–1930 (Michel Lagarde Gallery)
Cavalier is a short comic that I’m drawing soon, trying to start a career of working on stories and art for a living, I’ve already done most of the footwork, now all I need is help. If you want to support a fledgling comic artist or just want to read a cool story with pretty art, please consider donating something. Anyone who donates over $5 will get something in return, either the comic, or extra bonus like art drawn specifically for you.
I’m in the era of my life where I could become something great, so this small fund drive could give me the confidence, practice and support I need to go really far. What I’m asking for is printing costs and about $8/hour for how long the comic will take to draw, which I hope seems fair. More than anything I want to create things that entertain people, because i love creating more than anything. So if you have $5 laying around please consider helping me out!
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(Source: The British Museum)
Venezuela sketchbook 5; Vignettes from Guanare. I think this set of drawings (and the set before it to a lesser extent) is where there’s some real improvement, I started paying way more attention to page composition etc here. The drawing in the top left of an old machete and fruit was a stress still life. Basically, we had to stay up all night to make our presence known so that the people that had decided to seize the plot of land behind my grandmother’s house didn’t decide to seize our house too. I got to hear them hacking away with machetes the entire night. That’s what life is like in Venezuela right now :)
Anyway I’m thinking I might turn that into a painting when I get to a point where I can use oils again.
Other Drawings are: my aunt’s red dog camouflaged in a red chair, a “Sony NBS light”, a statue of a woman carrying water made by my aunt, a water pump (since the water infrastructure in Guanare is so bad most people buy jugs of water for drinking instead), two drawings from a backyard barbacue, a twisted tree I thought looked neat, a fan tied to a chair, and the rose window at the rear of the Catedrál de la virgin de Coromoto in Gunare.
I opened a shop for prints and things, come visit! Special requests are welcome too
Happy to release the third image of the series: The Guardian.
It is the balance to Ascent and Descent, and I definitely look forward to doing many more images in this world.
Original is 15.5x10.5”, Ballpoint Pen and 22K Gold Leaf on Moleskine
As before it is available on my inPrnt page: http://www.inprnt.com/gallery/rebecca_yanovskaya/
And a bit of news: On March 7-9 I will have a table at the Toronto Comicon, I hope to see a lot of people there! Come say hello!