Design, Kunsthaus Style

Design, Kunsthaus Style

Monday, November 15, 2010

Just want love

It has been quite a rough couple of months lately. My student loans are creeping up on me, I have no insurance, and I really just want to crawl under a rock. So to keep my professional skills up, I've tried my hand at the shirt design derbies. My first entry was rejected because of technical issues. (Their site needs work), but there's always next Friday. Anyway, for everyone's reference, here was my submission. Cute, simple, and just wanting to be loved.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's been a while

The title really says it all. Job hunting, and the subsequent tidal wave of no-thank-yous can really start to grind on a person's creative tendencies. And that cockroach I found sneaking into my apartment through the window didn't help (comic of our reactions to follow). But still I draw, still I toil away on silly little doodles. Here's one now! I was attempting to try different colored lines, and well, Ms. Aelwyn the succubus started to appear.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This Never Happened - Tomorrow!

Wednesday, 6-8pm. 301 Cabot St. Beverly MA.
Please visit my installation website for more info on my main piece in the show.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Illustration pending

So my roommate Blue and I were walking to our local convenience store due to my craving for a hot pocket, and hers for cookies. (I use others' addictions to make myself feel better about myself). Crazy antics ensued.

Me: Hot pockets are terrible for me. I just can't break the addiction!
Blue: *sings* Hot Pockets
Me: I should draw an anthropomorphic hot pocket. Arms, legs, sharp pointy teeth, the whole deal.
Blue: It could be attacking you!
Me: Next on the Syfy channel. . .
Me: FROM SPACE! And there's no escape from them. In Soviet Russia, hot pocket eat you.
Blue: Their only weakness is pepto.
Me: It'd be like that movie Signs. . .only instead of water it's pepto, in a spray bottle.
Blue: There would be some little girl who collects pepto as an obsession.
Me: Because it's pink.
Blue: Yeah. Then she saves the world.
Me: From *sings* Doom Pockets

We have issues.
Case closed.

Natural Illustrations Part 1

There will be an inevitable part 2, as I have a crap-ton of Natural Science Illustrations, I haven't even scratched the surface with my scans. . . I have a long scanning session ahead of me. But for now, I will post these. Enjoy!

Monday, April 12, 2010

This Never Happened!

The Senior fine arts show on May 5th, featuring the magical talents of Hyunah Jang, myself, Amy Moore, Rikki Beaupre, Laura Bowman, Faith Martel, and James Grassia is coming to you in awesome-o-vision. This is our post card, text and layout by me, but the image and photos are by Faith and Hyunah, and photoshopped by Faith and Laura.

Come on by, it's at 301 Cabot St. Beverly MA. from 6-8.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Consider this a Comic in Motion

So I have decided to create a rather fine-artsy type of thing. A "Comic in Motion". His name is Potty McTrollkins and he is my facebook account. While I really created him because I was threatened with bad things if I didn't make a facebook to keep up with my gallery group, people can interact with Potty as Potty. His girlfriend's name is Phyllis (a special thanks to my boyfriend for this name), and she's a plunger. A cast of characters will be created for his album as soon as I can get around being forced to download the uploader.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mr. Snuggles

Well, not unlike Mister Fluffy, I have another monstery friend I've created named "Mr. Snuggles" I've done doodles of him, paintings of him, no digital paintings however. Unlike Mister Fluffy however, he hasn't gotten disgustingly cuter.
I like this fact. (Maybe I'll post the other awesome monsters on the sketch page later).

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Post Crazy + General Crazy = Me

So I know I've been posting a lot lately, but I decided to post yet ANOTHER in process project of mine. I've decided to take up digital painting. It only sort of makes me want to cry. . . . Still in process, but it'll be finished eventually.


I had an assignment last semester to create a hybrid animal. after many sketches and deviations, this is what I came up with, a combination Kakapo and Raccoon. Previously seen on my main blog (Kunsthaus, link to the right), I decided it had a better home here.
Enjoy (again)!

But wait! There's more! This time around, I'll include my sketches.


This is a creature that my roommate Blue and I decided to each take a chance at illustrating. It's called A Chi-Lyn, or a Chi-Lin, and it's essentially a Chinese unicorn with the head of a dragon, the body of a deer, and the tail of an oxen. The colors are those of the Chinese elements. Supposedly they are only seen when a great leader is born.

Enjoy! ~HMGartner

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Today's post is about show at the 301 Gallery at Montserrat College of Art (301 Cabot St. Beverly MA). The show, titled "All Dolled Up" was a collaboration of illustrators including seniors Erica (Blue) Allard, Emilee McGlory, Meghan Hawkes, Chris Parent, Chris Thibodeau, Danielle Smith, and Justine Fitzgerald Yandle.
The show was well organized with a delicate sewn thread theme running behind all of the pieces. There was a variety of works including illustrations in the traditional sense, print making, photography, and video work. They deserve a hand for a job well done.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Don't Blink

Don't even blink. Blink and you're dead. . . Ohhh Doctor Who I <3 that show. Well, my friends have been obsessed with the "Blink" episode with the creepy angel statues recently. So I drew us. . . as creepy angels. I had my friend scan it. I retouched it a tad.
Here you go!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mister Fluffy

I have this monster I have been drawing since Freshmen year. Hooray for art history. I drew many variations of him. Originally posted on my Devart, Mr. Fluffy has become one of my favorites.

From earliest to latest, here are a few of my doodles of him. The digital color one was drawn with a track pad. So much fun indeed.


Some character designs

Well, I've been doodling some character designs lately, nothing special, just some sketches and concepts. Here's a few of them.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Let us start off cutely

Over the last few years, I have had this obsession with strange looking cute things. Here are a few of the cuter ones.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The world of my illustration

Good day! My name is HM Gartner and I welcome you to my illustration pile called a blog. Everything here, unless stated otherwise, is my artwork. Please enjoy the site and comment as much as you want!