Monday, November 14, 2011

In the 90's




So I've been illustrating my life.  These paintings are less literal...but my family did have a lot of dinners at the parkway plaza mall food court and there's something I really like about family scenes in specific/non traditional places.  With these I was just trying to capture a certain quality to some of the memories I have.  This is the start to my 90's mall series.  I want to explore further, really pushing the 90's inspired palette.  I've been looking at pattern in the clothes, pattern/material in surfaces for 80s 90s mall department store designs, and the brilliant magenta/purple/turquoise/blue palettes from movies like Pocahontas/Goofy Movie/Little Mermaid/Aladdin.  I plan on doing more images exploring some of the stuff in my head and seeing how I can caricature this time, and my perception of this time...when everything was simple and magical..and I was new at life. 

18 comments:

Betsy Bauer said...

wow, i love these, lindsey

Adele Hawkins said...

Love the last one! I hopped on different colored tiles too. Every trip to the grocery store was a harrowing attempt to avoid the lava.

Lindsay R said...

k i absolutely LOVE this. maybe because i knew you around this time and i can relate to outings at parkway plaza and it's specialness. and the 90's palate is awesome. looking forward to more lindsey.

Kendra Melton said...

Awesome, especially love that 2nd one, so funny! :]

Avner Geller said...

Liiiiiike!!! Lindsey, these are gorgeous! so personal and great :) keep 'em coming!

Kirun said...

wooaaaah!
really great work!

coNs Oroza said...

FANTASTIC, it does feel like the 90s! And it makes me think of my own childhood as well, sigh.

Shane Cauchi said...

Amazing as usual!!!

Juan Bauty said...

Just amazing

Arthur Fong said...

freakin talent

Lindsey Lydecker said...

ugh I had that same awesome outfit. I'm pretty sure my mom and I put puffy paint on it though. I dont know why.... Great illustrations Lindsey :)

RAWLS said...

so lovely.

ANTONIO CUESTA said...

This is great. You're great

Anonymous said...

The first picture is priceless. The facial expressions are right on. Love all of them. Really brought me back to those wonderful times of all you kids growing up together. Keep them coming. Shelly Mills

De'Von Stubblefield said...

These are great!! I love the floor design : )

Wayne Parker said...

Love these to death Lindsey! Great design :D

lindsey olivares said...

Thanks for all the kind words!!

Lindsay R + Shelly Mills, It's good to see comments from people who remember me this way :)

Danielle said...

Gorgeous. The palettes and textures are perfect. I recently found this collection of 90s pictures and it reminded me of this post so I had to share :P

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/pictures-that-perfectly-capture-the-90s

Enjoy!