By now you’ve probably noticed that I am to say the least inspired by NBC’s Hannibal. I have been eagerly awaiting the new season starting this Friday. I wish I could meet all the amazing people who work on this show and tell them just how much I love it! I poured 52 hours into this illustration, 52! I don’t think Ive ever worked so long on an illustration before. This illustration is filled with things from different episodes of Hannibal so look close.
Michael Grab has mastered the art of stone balancing. He explains how he does it. “The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of “tripod” for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. In the finer point balances, these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters. Some point balances will give the illusion of weightlessness as the rocks look to be barely touching. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.”
400!Followers Request 4/5: beejohn asked for Sherlock teaching John how to play the violin. I passed 600 followers recently as well, thank you everyone.
I was going to do a comic but decided to try out making a gif, I would definitely do it again, this was so much fun!
Angela is a freelance illustrator currently living and working in New York. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2011 with a BFA in Illustration. Since then she has been featured in a number of magazines and shows. Her work is a combination of traditional and digital media which is reminiscent of a classical storybook illustration. Besides artwork, Angela enjoys traveling, birding and photography. She is open to comments, commissions, or questions and is currently available for illustration jobs of any kinds and is looking for an art rep. Thanks sosuperawesome for this Curator’s Monday sharing.