Thanks so much for this class! It really made me feel liberated to do the things I really liked, which is, to summarize, "pastels, gothic shit, and cryptids."
When I started out with my boards, I putzed around until I came up with this final hot mess:
I was a bit manic when I made my summary list. I'm not going to get rid of the all caps, because I honestly was very excited about it:
BRIGHT COLORS BRUH BUT ALSO BLACK A LOT
HEROES & VILLAINS
SASQUATCH & SHIT
ALSO OLD-TIMEY CRANKY PEOPLE WITH NECK RUFFLES & SIDBURNS AND WHATNOT
RAINBOWS YEAH I SAID IT
HALLOWEEEEEEEN ALLLLLLLL YEEEEEEAR
PULP & KITSCH & GARBAGE
... Sorry you guys had to read that.
Then I did Me-On-A-Plate:
You might notice the very-1980s influences of TMNT and Michael Jackson. I feel that the self-portrait of myself as Leah-nardo was particularly inspired. Also, my dog DOES make an excellent problematic pop artist.
And then Things Got Real:
Sasquatches & Yetis making peace! Nude leprechauns!
And some cryptids with Care Bear tummies! (Technically, non-bears are Care Bear Cousins. Distant cousins).
This was a lot of fun, and really got me thinking about what mattered to me as opposed to what I should be doing to better myself, or whatever it was I was doing before. SCREW IT. We're going cute and neon!