Day Two Hundred Sixty-Four
I have been drawing versions of the newly named biteyou creatures for a long time. I based the mouth/teeth/smile on the way my dad always smiled for photos...it cracked me up. I have been playing around with the biteyous more lately. I have a few large repurposed canvas collages (the ones I purchased from estate sales as framed oil paintings) and an easy/easier way for me to fill up the space (because the non-painter me is inexplicably needing to paint on them) is to do a large version of a biteyou guy.
There was a game online by Tiny Speck called "Glitch". You could create a game avatar from a whole bunch of different elements and space them/place them a million different ways. My character was called Cloudyhead. My favorite version of Cloudyhead is this one, I think you can probably see why. (I think the resemblance is kind of uncanny.)
The artwork of Glitch was amazing. I spent waaaaaay too much time in the game and was often lost for days. They did an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to publish a book of the artwork. You can learn a lot more about the artwork and stuff at that link.
Today I have been playing around with eyes and mouth/teeth for the dark blue furry biteyou. Here are some of the results.
And then I was thinking of an idea I had a few weeks ago...maybe try a girly-er biteyou with Cloudyhead-style eyes. So I started over:
And I am thinking if I go with this idea, I will probably be stitching around the elements of the eyes and stuff because of the stitching on the moon/planet. But I am not sure yet...I am not happy with the mouth/teeth yet.
I want to get some color into this piece on the biteyou, no matter what way it ends up. I'm not sure I will go with the eyes based on Cloudyhead but if I do, I will be sure to credit it in the end work as mentioned here.