Iconic imagery from Kansas City togs at emotions and fills the soul!
The monsters we create
A collection of creatures born from our impact and existance on Earth. This is a work in progress project, it doesn't yet have a name, but the story becomes more clear every day. Soon I will have more details about it, until then take care, this runner is taking a real shape and it's after you. He is the money maker, the greedy, the selfish buyer of unnecessary things with money he doesn't have. Sounds familyar?
7x7 cm linoprint
© Maria ! Balan, 2018
Pen and ink doodle of a fantasy city in the sky.
From the crossing corner, on a busy city street.
The outskirts of a ruined city.
Second from „Women of the World „ Series .... Beautiful girl from the great city of Düsseldorf in Germany
I started this with the Doodle Addicts Pre/post quarantine diptych drawing challenge in mind, but I didn't make the deadline (I started it on the day of the deadline, so it was a little ambitious!). The first half of the drawing represents before the corona virus and the second half is after the virus and kind of living with it. No pencil, just straight into the drawing with ink. It's rough, but I like how it turned out and there are some fun characters.
Acrylic on 24 x 12 canvas
Drawings I made for a commission of the five stages of the Walking Wall installation by Andy Goldsworthy at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. What an inspiring journey to walk and watch it move.
Mural recently painted in Oklahoma City for Plaza Walls mural expo.
Digital Drawing X Photobashing
I wanted to try out a technique in Procreate using the Selection tool and 50% opacity on the brushes used for colors.
Cityscape illustration inspired by the legendary animator Katsuhiro Otomo and the movie Akira. A5, Sharpie Pens, 2022
Mexico City during the pandemic
Probably spent too long on this one, plus lower resolution cause the file size was too large. Downtown area of an average city, though typically it's more crowded. Hope you like it. (made with krita)
Part of an illustration where city authorities conspire to build roadways that will only get people killed.
This was meant to be a quick 4”x 5” piece but somehow sucked up way more time than I’d planned. From my own photo for reference.
A weird inspiration hit me while I was watching Broad City. "What if the dreams didn't come true?' with fairytales. So here's tinkerbell, frail, with no pixie dust, Peter ditched her to go back to the real world and she's lost the magic within.
Self Portrait with pen and marker.
Some trees don't want to be in a forest, they want to be a tree in a park, somewhere in the city.
Apolonia Cacadu (her family is calling her: Polly) is a working girl. Very hard working. During the day, she works part time in three different places, and in the evenings she professionally swings on a swing above the bar counter, in the "Under parrots" pub. Because of this constant running around the city, there is little time for her to eat, and often her daily meal is just a handful of crackers (which she loves) and a few green olives with pepper. That’s why her weight is rather featherlike. She dreams about a trip to the Amazon rainforest and spreading her wings as a dancer (she’s great at dance hall and twerking).
The night sky through a round aperture. So rarely glimpsed in the city.
This is a doodle of a number of old buildings in my city Zwolle. This was my view from my old studio.
"Ferocity and elegance defined in it's most primal form."