Friday, June 18, 2010

Guest Art! (Extra Goody #4)

Mildred Loves Extra Goodies
(A Grabbag of Miscellaneous Thises and Thatses)

Extra Goody #4 - "Guest Art by Matthias Pflügner and Steffi Schütze!"

The convenient thing about being an illustration or a virtual character is that you can be zapped from one place to another in the blink of an eye. Your form and texture can also be altered with very little effort on the part of those doing the altering. And the possibility you have of being in two places at the same time is easily understood by all - without discussions of Quantum Physics or multi-dimensions getting into the mix.

This is how it is possible for my creation, Mildred Mahler, to have been together with Matthias Pfluegner (aka Johnny "Mulholland" Fitz) in New York City day before yesterday wishing me (LaLaVox aka Laura Carleton) a Happy Birthday, while at the same time existing in glamorous vector realms created by the fabulous Steffi Schueltze, and replying to birthday greetings on my behalf over at FaceBook to boot. It must be quite a kick being so effortlessly multi-dimensional!

...But speaking of birthdays: had a birthday of its own day before yesterday too. Unfortunately I was so busy attending to my own birthday that I failed to celebrate this in a timely fashion.

I'm not sure exactly when actually came into existence - as it was only one page with a few images and the promise of things to come for the longest time. But I do know exactly when the first pin-up in the Mildred Loves Pin-Ups series (previously known as The Monday Pin-Up) began: on June 16th, 2008. Which means that the Mildred Loves Pin-Ups series just turned two day before yesterday.

I think I will try to make a bit more of an effort for Mildred Loves Pin-Ups series' 3rd birthday - since 3 is such a nice number. But luckily for me, this time around Steffi and Matthias have come to my rescue with their wonderful guest-artist portrayals of our no.1 gal. Here they are again, but this time in the format they were meant to be viewed in, and with added artist-info links (click to see the larger website-sized versions)...

Steffi Schuetze @
Miss Matzenbatzen's + Nauck & Schuetze Illustration
Mildred Loves You! blogspot posts about Steffi Scheutze:
Steffi Schuetze, Happy Meat (aka Cecelie Ellefsen), Kirsten Ulve, and Gordon Laite
Steffi Schuetze and Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School Berlin

Matthias Pfluegner @ +
aka Johnny "Mulholland" Fitz @
Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School Berlin
Mildred Loves You! blogspot posts about Matthias Pfluegner aka Johnny "Mulholland" Fitz + Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School Berlin:
Dr. Sketchy no. 8 will have to wait!
Dr. Sketchy Berlin no.7 (Mermaid Time!)
Saturday's Berlin Burlesque Double Feature
Season's Greetings from your Dr. Sketchy Berlin Team!
Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School Berlin, Dec. 2009 + Dr. Sketchy NYC Season's Greetings
Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School Berlin - Nov., '09
Dr. Sketchy's Berlin + Site Updates

...By the way - while I'm still on the subject of Steffi and Matthias and Mildred here...

Steffi has been giving Matthias a course in vector-graphics, and back in February he asked me if he could borrow a drawing of Mildred for a vector excercise. His post about this experience (for those of you who can read German) can be found here. And here's a preview of his vectorization process and its results:

Mildred Mahler vectorized by Matthias Pfluegner - vectorization process.

Mildred Mahler vectorized by Matthias Pfluegner - final results.

And, yes - those of you who follow this site will have recognized Jochen Kronier's alien platform boots from Mildred Loves Pin-Ups #34 and Mildred Loves Fashion #1... ;)

Hugs + kisses,

The LaLaVox Doodle Diary
[edit: March 28th, 2011]
Because of problems with my current domain host, I have set my Mildred Loves You site up at an alternate address for for safe-keeping (but am still hoping that my domain will go back online at some point anyway)...

p.s. Since posting this, I've discovered that Steffi has posted about her guest art (and about over at her blog as well. And she's added the preliminary sketch - as she always does. Here's a preview of it, with a link to the blog entry itself! :)