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Luminous Harvest

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 | Abstract, Drawings, Felix | No Comments

Luminous Harvest
(Click to enlarge). Though in my own style, this one is inspired by the work of illustrator Charles Vess.

517/1000 (Micron Pigma on paper with digital color). Art direction and other help from Priya Alahan.

Luminous Harvest Detail
Detail view.

Luminous Harvest Line Drawing
The ink link drawing before color was added.

Forgotten Coast

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 | Abstract, Drawings, Felix | No Comments

Forgotten Coast by Felix Wolfstrom

A forgotten coast where mysteries await. A flight of fancy, drawn from nothing and for nothing in particular. Simply indulging my love of waves, rocks and trees.

507/1000 (Micron Pigma on Paper)

Peacock & Pomegranates

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 | Abstract, Drawings, Felix | No Comments

Peacock & Pomegranates

A return to twining arboreal forms. What can I say? I know what I like to draw.

501/1000 (Micron Pigma on Paper)

Typography in the Wild

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 | Abstract, Drawings, Felix | No Comments

Typography in the wild.

Fungiform

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 | Abstract, Drawings, Felix | No Comments

Fungiform by Felix Wolfstrom

Mushrooms. Fungi. Toadstools. Not particularly based on reality.

495/1000 (Micron Pigma on Paper)

Floating Habitat

Saturday, February 21st, 2015 | Abstract, Digital, Drawings | No Comments

Floating Habitat by Felix Wolfstrom

This abstraction started with a series of geometric shapes that were most likely inspired by the work of Frank Gehry’s Experience Music Project on the edge of downtown Seattle. As I drew more of them, I decided it needed some sort of context — not just shapes in space, but living, growing things. So here is the result — perhaps what Howl’s Moving Castle might have looked like if Frank Gehry designed it.

493.5/1000 (Micron Pigma on Paper)

Owl

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | Abstract, Drawings, Felix | No Comments

Owl Illustration by Felix Wolfstrom

My daughter has taken up painting since she received a set of tempera paints for her birthday, with all the enthusiasm a three-year-old can muster. Sometimes she paints familiar subjects, such as the ocean, other times she simply wants to paint the whole page with color. With her permission, I’ve repurposed one of her filled pages and added some detail of my own — this attempt at a Great Horned Owl.

486.5/1000 (Micron Pigma Brush Pen and Crayola Crayons on Tempera and Paper — with Photoshop assist for the orange of the eyes)

Inflorescence

Sunday, February 15th, 2015 | Abstract, Drawings, Felix | No Comments

Inflorescence by Felix Wolfstrom

I found this in my notebook — I’m not sure of exactly when or where I drew it, though it looks to be a year or two old. The motifs are all spring unfurling, which is what’s going on everywhere in the Pacific Northwest right now.

471/1000 (Micron Pigma on Paper)

FreestyleScales

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 | Abstract, Drawings, Felix | No Comments

FreestyleScales in Siren Blue.
FreestyleScales leggings in “Siren Blue” flavor. Photo by Priya Alahan.

My fourth (and currently final) design for Bombsheller, FreestyleScales is a response to the variety of scaly leggings I’ve spotted for sale. I’ve seen fish scales and dragon scales, but mostly they all look the same. What if each scale were dramatically more unique? What if each one were lovingly illustrated with its own theme? The completed design has 64 unique scales that clad the legs lovingly — not quite mermaid, not quite dragon, but rather striking nonetheless.

FreestyleScales is available in two flavors: the “Siren Blue” is a purple and blue gradient, while “Silver Fin” is all in shades of grey.

469/1000 (Micron Pigma on Paper, digitally colored in Photoshop, reproduced on textile)

FreestyleScales in Silver Fin.
A side view of FreestyleScales in Silver Fin. Photo by Priya Alahan.

Detail of scale illustrations for FreestyleScales.
Detail of the scales.

Detail of scale illustrations for FreestyleScales.
Detail of the scales (continued).

FreestyleScales work in progress.
This photo was taken as I worked on illustrating the scales.

Closeup of FreestyleScales fabric.
A closeup of the scales once printed on leggings.

Wisteria Vines

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 | Abstract, Drawings, Felix | No Comments

Wisteria Vines Border Frame.
This illustration was a commission for the wedding invitation of two close family members — the wisteria vines framed the fanciful text inviting people to their special event.

453/1000 (Micron Pigma on Paper, color via Photoshop)

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