Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Day 10: The General. No political message here, I'm just drawing a picture that popped into my head today. It's actually paying homage to a bust I saw in an Art Museum back in Washington DC. I think the bust is called "The General".
I love the Art world. I love Modern Art, however, my artwork isn't usually driven by politics. I enjoyed this bust so much as a kid because it was so vivid and unusual. It really popped out from the crowd, and I loved it. If anyone could give me pics, or a link to the artist who created the bust, I would deeply appreciate it. I'm headed back to VA this July, so I might have time to look for it and update this blog with further information concerning "The General".
UPDATE: The bust is called "General Nuke", created in 1984 by Robert Arneson. It was at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, but it currently isn't on display. Click HERE to see a side of it. Here's a blogger's take on the statue: HERE
Thanks to my Dad for sending the information in.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Day 9: Simplistic jazz man. I love Fats Waller's "Feets too big" video on Youtube.com. His facial expressions are priceless. This isn't necessarily Fats, but a general jazz singer. Sorry it's a little rushed, but I just couldn't sit down and spend time on a drawing today. Attention deficit disorder.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Day 6: This drawing is a combination of the bike guy in "The Triplets of Belleville" and the drawings in "Where the Sidewalk Ends". If you haven't seen "The Triplets of Belleville", I don't necessarily recommend it, as it's a really odd and slow paced film about the Tour De France. If you're really into animation, however, you must see it.
I really like the effect of just using black, white and red. It's haunting, goth, and Tim Burtonish. (By the way, my Dad went to High School with Tim Burton.)This picture also begs the viewer to want to cut the hair on the face. Too bad it's a fabrication of pixels, or you might be able to cut his hair. My Mother in Law watched me draw this face, and told me to put nose hair on him. He's repulsive, I know.
Day 4: You ever play with the webcamera on those new Mac's? Photobooth is a fun application. This was my warped face from photobooth, sketched over and slightly modified...(I'm not balding at all, nor expect to.) I tried to use the watercolour brush in Illustrator to get a realish effect, but I'm horrible with the tool.
Day 2: In eighth grade I paused an episode of Simpsons on my tv and traced the outline of Homer's face. I copied that homer head over and over and over again until I basically perfected it, and could pull it from thin air. This impressed the kids in class to the point that they would emulate me, but couldn't come close to the actual Simpson "look".
I have seasons 1-10 of Simpsons on DVD. One of the commentaries Matt Groening makes is that he probably couldn't draw Homer to "standard". This threw me in disarray. I can draw Homer better than Matt Groening...
This face is my own "messy" version of myself, with Simpsonesk features.
Day 1: This is a Stanley Donwood inspired character. Stanley is the primary source of Radiohead's amazing album art. Although it's a far cry from his work, it was indeed created while listening to "OK Computer".