Apr 23, 2014

Figure50

I was asked to represent Montana in this cool, interactive map of figurative artists in the US!



                                                      www.figure50.com

Apr 1, 2014

On Deck Skateboard auction



Here's my drawing for On Deck IX, Montana Skatepark Association's annual auction.
Kept it thematically simple this time, just praying mantises and flowers.

Mar 24, 2014

Lottie Ables Pickett

Lottie Ables Pickett, Pen and Marker on Paper, 16" x 20", 2014
This is a submission for the Icons of the West show at the Dana Gallery. I became interested in the history of Soiled Doves in the West and based this drawing off of a story I read of a young prostitute, Lottie Ables Pickett, who, it is said, tried to off herself in many different fashions. She was ridiculed in the local Butte, Montana paper for her inability to get the job done. She was finally successful when she chose to shoot herself.

Mar 17, 2014

Mar 10, 2014

Critters and Varmints Show

Here are seven silly little drawings I did for the Critters and Varmints group show at Tart Gallery in Bozeman. 
Ahoy Matey!
Miss Griswelda Grehound
Salty Dog
Scotty B. Tartan, Esq.
Tea Time
Un Chien à Paris
Shiver Me Timbers

Mar 6, 2014

A Boy's Journal, Missoula, 1873 ( A Comic)


I created this comic as a submission for the Missoula Independent's Comix Issue. The stories has to be Missoula-centric, so I decided to use a boy's journal entries from 1873 as the basis for my narrative.

Mar 3, 2014

Please Don't Scare the Birds, Tea Bee, and I'm a Monster. Mini pieces.

I'm a Monster, Mixed Media, 6" x 6" 
Please Don't Scare the Birds, Pen and Marker on Paper, 6" x 6"
Tea Bee, Pen and Marker on Paper, 6" x 6"

Feb 28, 2014

Please Don't Scare the Birds, work in progress

Please Don't Scare the Birds, 6" x 6"
This is a little drawing I am working on for Zootown Arts Community Center Mini Benefit Show. All artwork has to be 6" x 6" x 6" or less. I like honing my skills with small drawings, it's always a bit more of a challenge to create something on a miniature scale.

Feb 20, 2014

The Goblin Market

The Goblin Market, Pen and Marker on Paper, 15" x 22"
This drawing is based on the beautiful poem of the same name by Christina Rosetti. Here's a link to the poem.

Feb 16, 2014

Derby Days, 1912

Derby Days, 1912, Pen and Marker on Paper, 9" x 12"
This is a drawing I made for Living Arts of Montana's annual auction. This year's theme is Derby, so I used the opportunity to draw some of the Derby's history.

Feb 15, 2014

Illustration Work!

I created this map for the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. It highlights all the films locations and the places hosting the different parties.
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Map Front Side
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Map Back Side
This is a series of six bookmarks for Shakespeare and Co. here in Missoula.
Each of them is a historical Parisian. I loved learning about these fascinating people!







I created this for design for Zootown Arts Community Center.  It's going to be featured on a t-shirt.

This is a design for Burns Street Bistro's food truck, called the "Beastro".
It's a goat, ram, boar and steer beast.

Jan 29, 2014

Jan 21, 2014

What is the Snail's Fury? Work in progress

What is the Snail's Fury?, 11" x 14"
Inspired by Medieval manuscripts and Persian miniatures.

Jan 13, 2014

La Cenerentola Poster Contest

La Cenerentola, Pen and Marker on paper, 18" x 24"
Intermountain Opera Bozeman is holding a contest to design the poster for their May 2014 production of La Cenerentola (Cinderella). I've had the pleasure of designing some opera posters before, so I thought I'd try my hand at this!

Dec 26, 2013

Recent Illustration work and commissions


The 'Lil Smokies Top Hat Poster
The 'Lil Smokies Top Hat Ticket
Bobcat Family
Salome, Selah and Olive Commission Portrait

Dec 15, 2013

hunters album cover

This was so wonderful to draw!  The San Francisco based band hunters
 asked me to design their new album cover, Treeline.
Using lyrics from the songs, I created a ramshackle house
 and yard that has elements from all the songs in it.


Dec 2, 2013

Drawings for Wanderlust show.

Eloise Wagner visits Floreana Island, Pen and Marker on Paper, 5" x 7"
St. Kilda Island, 1876, Pen and Marker on Paper, 5" x 7"
The Sirenians of St. George Island, Pen and Marker on Paper, 5" x 7"
These drawings are for a show at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. All the drawings had to be 5" x 7", a challenge indeed.

Nov 27, 2013

Holiday Cards!

Since my shop never seems to quite be up to snuff, you can email me at courtneyblazon@gmail.com if interested in any of these!

Nov 16, 2013

Made Fair Character Designs

I had the pleasure to create these characters for the MADE Fair here is Missoula. Each character relates to different genres of craft and art, such as jewelry, painting, woodworking, etc.  We employed a fantastic writer, Alex Alviar, to write stories about each character, and you can read them here: http://www.missoulamadefair.com/about/characters/
Bitsy and Billy Birds
Bonny Bunny
Brock Badger
Ella Elk 
Gustafson Goat 
Max Monkey
Oliver and Olivia Owls
Ophelia Octopus
Sammy Skunk
Sherman and Shelby Shutterbugs 
Sylvester Sloth 
Wilhelmina Worm
Winston Woodchuck