Friday, November 6, 2009
Richard Petty is the first memory I have of Nascar, circa 1970. Being 6 years old at the time, I really knew nothing of the sport except that I liked the pretty cars with painted numbers and scripted names. But I've always associated Nascar with Richard Petty, and driving really fast in a winged Plymouth Superbird. So here I am paying homage. One day I hope to get to meet the "king of racing".
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This video speaks VOLUMES to the artist living the life of a freelancer. Welcome to my world. Somedays I long for a career as a Walmart greeter or perhaps a job as the host at a mortuary. Watch this video. It's really spot on.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Having been a Batman fan since before the zygote stage of life, the itch to draw returned and I scribbled two simple little bat-cards. Nothing really, but I figured it looked better than builder's white web walls. Biff!
Oh--that's Batman and Two-Face, Harvey Dent. (He was in a bit of a fender-bender.)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Still marveling at the Copics, I continue onward with my marker project and post a couple more personalities from my TV past. Susan Dey and Elizabeth Montgomery. Hope I spelled their names correctly, alas I need to get one thing right about them. :i
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Burt Silverman offers insightful words in the first video, regarding shapes and values. His pencil work is nice here, but it's really difficult to appreciate due to the bad quality of the video. Instructional? Yes. Worth the viewing.
The second video, is much easier to see the color painted shapes coming to life. Again, worthy data here.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I stumbled upon Bruno Lucches sculpting demos on YouTube and became rather moist. I love his carefree, almost conductor hand and arm movements when he is applying clay to his sculptures. It's amazing to watch the transformation and you can see him searching for a likeness strike. The chicken wire as a hand-held tool is something I've never even considered to use outside of building a volcano.
Anyway, his material is worth the watch. I recommend it.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This book is filled with some A+ rendering and insightful
lessons in drawing, seeing, making sense of collected shape.
Truly I am giddy with nutrients, and this book is sugar filled, for I am carb deficient right now craving some pudding.
Inspired to scribble, yessir.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I'm waiting for granny to yell out, "They killed Congress!"
Had an urge to draw one of the big brained "Nyah Nyah!" Martians from Mars Attacks.
Somehow Gene Simmons made it into the deck too. I guess I'll eventually add Peter Criss, Ace Frehley & Star-Child namesake Paul Stanley into the sketchcard pile.
My list of finished cards continues to grow and obscure faces seem to be more common as I scrounge for reference. I found a shot of Charles Dickens and an authentic(?)Henri Toulouse Lautrec photograph taken from the late 1800's that should make for some interesting pieces of tiny art. This sketchcard exercise has encouraged the need to look for different models and I really have enjoyed the time spent on rendering them thus far.
Of course recognizable mugs like; Al Bundy, Oliver Wendall Douglas & Austin Powers are completed renderings and they will have supporting cast members joining them before I hit my magic number of 365.
Color illustrations are comfortably being worked on by day and these fun little cards by night-- when the trailer park is quiet. Peace in the valley. Stay tuned
Friday, July 24, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Here's 1 of the few blunt marker renderings I did today.
I've always had a hankerin' to draw ole Indy but never have until today.
I wish I had of given myself the assignment of doodling tiny 2.5 x 3.5 inch images long ago. This has been plain and simple fun.
Best part is that I'm drawing for myself.
Wow. How long has it been?
Saturday, July 4, 2009
"... ART crankin' out sub par I cried...
Keep the Wacom just gimme that marker wide..."
This card, was originally rendered in full color. But
for some reason the colors scanned terribly and I was forced to mute them.
I should just mute ALL of my stuff. :P
(It's late for me. zzzzz)
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I got an itch the other day. The itch was to take my new set of Copic cool gray markers, (God bless you, Adam P. Hughes) and sit firmly at my drawing table, which is FAR AWAY from the crack-box I call a computer, and marker render 365 individual sketch-cards. And why? Why not. Around midnight, when it's quiet in Stanley Manor (aka, the Trailer) I can enjoy a hour or two for myself, each night, and get a little re-fresher in self-discipline.
Commit to abnormalcy. S'good.
Oh--about 300 to go.
Monday, May 18, 2009
My blog is guaranteed the least interesting of any on the web, especially so for not posting any new art or indicating when new goods will arrive. Hopefully some new stuff will arrive--soon.
I don't know why I had Elvis on the mind.