a shout out to my favorite illustrator

So.. I decided to pay homage to one of the other leading lady influences in my life. I figured I'd already utilized appropriation once, I suppose another time wouldn't hurt. So who better than my absolute favorite illustrator, Hannah K. Lee. I don't think she's ever made a single thing that hasn't ended up printed out and referenced in my sketchbooks. I may be obsessed.

I needed a face (well two faces) so I decided to take advantage of this awesome little set of faces that Hannah made. They got pixelated when I blew them up to the size I needed, so I traced over them. I guess I'm a filthy, filthy thief.

Please take some time to check out Hannah K. Lee's personal website. She's wonderfully insightful and hilarious as an illustrator.

a shout out to one of my favorite artists

I discovered Valeriya Volkova through somewhat unconventional means: her art was shared on Reddit, where I saw it over the summer of 2013. Since then, I've constantly referenced her in my research and I love watching her release new pieces. I use her art for the wallpaper on my cellphone just so it's always with me and quick to access. I was hesitant to use any appropriation in my collage at first, but my composition has begun calling for a house, and nobody makes houses cooler than Valeriya's.

This cityscape of hers is the source of the house I decided to use in my digital collage.

To see more of her work, please visit her website, Valtastic.