Its been a long time since I have posted. Ive been working on lots of fun projects that I haven't had time to scan or photograph. I recently decided to take a ceramics class and I fell in love. Its been consuming all my free time. Im still learning so much. Lots of my pieces come out of the kiln with some sort of flaw. But I think that is one of the reasons I love it, I'm not in complete control. Things happen in the kiln or in the studio that I don't expect. Its helped me to loosen up and to be happy with all the imperfections.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Tiny Pencil #3. If you havent heard of them, you must check it out. There are so many beautiful illustrations, it made me fall in love with graphite all over again. Here are my illustrations featured in issue #3, The Beast Issue. You can buy it here.
You can also read an interview about my process and inspiration on their blog.
Posted by Jennifer Parks at 2:15 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Artcrank 2013! So excited to be a part of it year after year. This is the digital version of what the screen print will hopefully look like. I didnt have time to print my own this year, unfortunately, so Ive enlisted the help of my friend Matt, who runs Dueltone Printmaking here in Portland, OR. He can do amazing things. The show is always a must see, but this year for sure. Daria Tessler, Blaine Fontana and Kegan Onefoot-Wenkman are among the many talented artists.
Posted by Jennifer Parks at 11:53 AM
Monday, September 16, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
I used to have a lot of nightmares where I was being chased by someone or something. It was usually some sort of dark entity or invisible force trying to harm or kill me. I had those dreams so much that I started learning how to wake myself up. I would close my eyes and either float or fly upwards into the clouds. The clouds representing consciousness. Sometimes I would wake up right as I could feel a hand grabbing my foot.
Posted by Jennifer Parks at 2:26 AM
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Peoples Art Gallery in Portland. I decided to take it back to the old style and use charcoal. It is still one of my favorite processes and I have decided I will be using it a lot more for my upcoming shows. While I do love color, there is just something about black and white that feels more natural and almost dream-like to me.
Posted by Jennifer Parks at 1:38 PM
Thursday, June 27, 2013
I timed this one. About 7 hours from start to finish... with a few breaks in between. Its for AIGA's dMob event on July 10th. Its a BYOTEE shirt party that takes place at Rontoms. I hope its not too complex for a screen print t-shirt design. The ones from the past years were on the simpler side. If some of the detail gets lost in the process that is ok. Might look even cooler that way. If you want a shirt with this on it, come to the party. Its going to be fun!
Posted by Jennifer Parks at 2:35 AM
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Friday, December 28, 2012
Ive been stuck in a drawing rut for the past few weeks. Havent drawn anything since my beloved kitty passed away. So I thought to get back into the swing of things I would draw something fun. I was debating on whether to give them all black backgrounds. Or should I just leave them the way they are? Sometimes the hardest part for me is deciding.
I will be framing these and putting them up in my etsy store very soon.
Posted by Jennifer Parks at 12:56 AM
Friday, December 7, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
You might be tired of seeing these, but Im not tired of drawing them yet. They are still a lot of fun and I feel like I am getting better at them. I got a few requests for more of these for some holiday shoppes. I will also be making a book. If you are interested in buying any of these they are currently for sale at these places: Ristretto Roasters, Pink Door Boutique, and Antler Annex (read more about it here.)
Posted by Jennifer Parks at 3:33 PM
This is a digital version of a screen printed mask I made for Wonder Fair's "100 Ghost Stories". I didnt get to spend as much time on this as I had hoped. Most people in the show took advantage of the rest of the white space around the mask. Check them out in their online store.
Posted by Jennifer Parks at 3:27 PM
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Posted by Jennifer Parks at 11:24 PM
Drawn for the "Giant" show at Ponyclub Gallery. Outerspace and the depths of the ocean are two things that fascinate and frighten me. Mostly because they are so dark, deep, and vastly unexplored. This illustration is a mixture of the real and the fantastical.
Posted by Jennifer Parks at 11:18 PM