Thursday, April 30, 2009

Curly Straws

A quick, simple piece for W27.
Clean lines, happy colors. Makes me happy.

I like curly straws...and I actually like the concept of beer-hats as long as its not beer attached. Orange soda-hats, perhaps? Or BUBBLE TEA HATS?

I've been busy with final projects, so its nice to distract myself from work that HAS to be done. And English papers? So over it. Write it, get it done, pass it in, sleep some more, watch a lot of hockey and soccer. I'm writing a psychological literary critique on a Murakami short story, so it won't be completely miserable. Five pages, what?

I don't exactly make sense at the moment. Forgive me. I might blame it on the slow internet.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


"Sangre" acrylic on canvas

This was something that took me ages to start, but not very long to complete. The original layout was completely different, and I think there's about a million layers of gesso packed on after each time I changed my mind. You can blame PMS, which would make the title "Sangre" very fitting...

My favorite part of this was the red banners. They were an unplanned decision (much like this whole painting was, oh hey!) but I think they pulled everything together well. Unfortunately, they started as a desperate attempt to "bandage" another mistake, and somehow became the most endearing part to me. The banners also gave way to the title.

It was a hair puller, to be honest. I think it should have been titled "Mi Sangre, mi dolor...MIERDA!"


(PS. Boston win game THREE of their first round with Montreal! LETS GO BRUINS!)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Influences: Ken Wong

credits to Ken Wong @

Ken Wong is an artist I've been following for about three years.

Wong is currently an art director for Spicy Horse, a Shangai-based videogame compay. He has worked with American McGee on the online game Grimm, and as recently announced, will be working on a sequel to American McGee's Alice.

Besides his versatility in style, there is an unmistakably magical quality about his artwork that drew me in long before I understood the finer technical qualities of art. Wong also pulls off these wonderfully crazy things with color and pattern that I adore.

I definitely recommend that people check out his work at:
Ken Wong Illustration & Design

In other news
For the time being, I will not be continuing my education at FIT, or at MassArt as it seems. I don't know whether I'll try to apply again, but I'll be taking some time off to contemplate my situation. I'm not too disheartened, though, so don't worry! I only just turned twenty (oh, what a birthday present...) and I still have time to figure out what I'm going to do about all of this.

Until then, I'll still be continuing making art...and I'll probably be looking for a job to pay off those loans once the financers realize I'm not a full time student anymore. Ouch!!

- Larissa

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Soft things

A nude study from anatomy class. I have a particular fondness for this one. It has a bit of a ethereal and calming quality that makes me feel happy inside. Haha, for lack of better words to describe it.

On another note, I'm planning a series of paintings in celebration of the current Boston Bruins season! The playoffs are coming up, so what better way to express fanaticism than in paint? They'll be a lot grittier than my usual subjects, full of testosterone and sheer manliness.
Hockey fans in the house?


Friday, April 3, 2009

conejo, conejo, conejo

I have a big thing for rabbits...bunnies, bun buns, conejos, lapins, 兔, furry bundles of love, whatever you prefer to call them. They're irresistably adorable, fluffy, soft, and squishy. I can go on and on. I've been bitten by one before, did not change a thing. Bunnies rule.

I think I'd like to have an adorable chubby bunny of my own some day, of course it wouldn't look like the enraged conejo I drew. That can serve as a reminder of the extreme caution one must exhibit when handling their pets. DO NOT PISS A BUNNY OFF.