Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Illustration Friday: Novelty

Illustration Friday Topic: Novelty

So last Saturday evening upon returning home from a dinner party with my son, I stopped over at Illustration Friday to check out the weekly topic: Novelty. I put the topic in the back of my mind as my son and I sat down to watch an episode from the 1968 season of "The Munsters". In this particular episode Herman referred to Grandpa's "dragula" dragster coffin car as a novelty. I knew what I had to draw, a few tweaks and her we are, a pen and ink on watercolor paper.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Illustration Friday:Radio


Illustration Friday Weekly Topic: Radio

The peak of Mount Wilson sits in the San Gabriel Mountains looking down on Pasadena where I live and other foothill communities. It is home to a number of solar towers, television broadcast and RADIO relay towers. These are just a few of them.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Illustration Friday:Metamorphosis

I went on a lovely hike yesterday, during which I saw many butterflies, moths and dragonflies.. Seemed the perfect topic for this weekend.

ink and watercolor on 10x14. (I have an ink only detail version on my instagram if you feel so inclined to check that out)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Illustration FridayTopic: Skull

Illustration Friday Topic: Skull


A project I was hoping to be on fell through today, so a skull drawing seemed fitting. Onward to the next, so decking the skull out in pretty patterns holds that hope. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Illustration Friday: Journey

IF Weekly topic: Journey

I have been playing around with turning some of my previous pen and ink work in to vector illustrations for various purposes. Some for patterns and textile application through screen print, others for possible stencil application. This is one I was imagining on a crosswalk.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Illustration Friday Topic: KING

Weekly Topic King:
Just last night the game of chess was discussed in a book my son
and I were reading together and after he fell asleep, I drew this.
pen and ink in sketchbook, King.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Education History=Utlity

Utility is defined as the state or quality of being useful.


My second utility box design was installed! It sits at the corner of Los Robles and Walnut at the edge of the Playhouse District in Pasadena. It honors investment in education, reflecting and remembering the history of what once stood on the corner opposite its position, in sketchy line, stitched at the seams.

Big thanks to the wonderful Playhouse District Association  for sponsoring the project and so much beautiful public art in the district. 


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Illustration Friday: Fragile 2



Well, the topic hasn't changed so I am posting another Haeckel inspired drawing.


Such "fragile" organisms that managed to survive and thrive for centuries... (however are now on the verge of extinction)






I got a new small sketchbook today and its first page provided space for an "Anthomedusae" study. I am going to be live drawing some of these types of creatures along with other things at an upcoming collaboration at REDCAT (part of the Disney Concert Hall complex in Los Angeles) under the direction of the amazing Carole Kim with an ensemble of dancers, musicians and artists. More info and process images to come soon.

Pen and Ink (micron pen) 

Commissioned Utility Box Postcards: want one?



The installation of the second utility box commission may not be finished yet, but the postcards are ready! 

They are out and about in various Pasadena Playhouse District locations to pick up. I also have a limited number of them. If you are not in the Pasadena area, are interested in my work, and want one -  I recently launched myself on instagram, sharing my work, if you follow me@ http://instagram.com/aliciagorecki, go find these posts, and email me your info @ aliciagome@gmail.com. I will send you one. You choose, Education History= Utility or the Imagination=Utility box card. Let's start with first 50 folks, and see how it goes. Thanks @Playhousedistrict for the beautiful cards! #art #traditionalmeetsdigital #utility #vinylart #pasadena #education #imagination #postcards #drawing #prismacolors #publicart