Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Doodles 3

I was very easily annoyed when I was a student. My notebooks were filled with examples of my attempts to scratch these annoyances away.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Free Sketch 2: TMLMTBGB

This was a sketch I did for a comic for the New York Neo Futurists sketch group's comic book, which came out a few years ago. I did two comics for them based on sketches their participants wrote and performed. The comics were well received, then I never heard about it again. I think it wasn't such a popular item and you'll never know it had ever been produced, ever. I also believe I may have one of a small number of remaining copies you'll ever find. That's little sad Suzy above, who couldn't be happy because no matter what she consumed, and she consumed a lot. It was a neat sketch, which was awesome to see live, and I tried to capture as much of the original performance as possible while adding the unique value of the drawn visual medium could give on its own.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Nightmare Fuel: Free Sketch 1

"She stood in the middle of the room, motionless."

Based on a dream described to me from a friend. I sketched this drawing up as we conversed about other topics afterwords. I often find myself wanting to create quick drawings of the odd and strange encounters people have in their subconscious and waking moments, to solidify the initial impressions in my mind.

People who dismiss the value of such things state, "it is all in your head." Well, so is your home address, social security number and the name of your favorite band, and the memory of the last good meal you had recently. It is all in your head, sharing space with the dreams about scary eyeless people in your living room.What does that say about what is in your head?

Think about it.Won't you? Thank you.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Doodles 2

Part of the doodle obsession was faces. Lots of faces.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Doodles 1

I was a bad note taker in college and spent most of my time doodling, while scribbling the main ideas around the drawings I made. I learned year later that doodling can be used as a focus tool, and I did well enough in school to believe that I there was some element of truth to that statement. What follows for the next few posts will the doodles I collected from my various notebooks and pasted onto strips of black construction paper. It was going to form part of an art book that never happened.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

From the Sketchbooks 7

Sometime around 2004, I started obsessing over drawing cross sectionals of the earth. It was a take off my favorite pictures in school science textbooks from my childhood. I created a larger version of the above on poster board and put it up on my roommate's wall. It was a long landscape, in black marker that went the length of the room and started with a deep ocean and ended in a city. I took comfort in the 2D side map of a non-existent place. Years later, I saw in the subway cross sectional illustrations, as well in the works of several other artists. I suppose I just had the same ideas that other people were bandying around at the time.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

From the Sketchbooks 6

When I was working in Kazakhstan, I lived on the second floor of an apartment in a small town. Across the way was this window. All the apartment buildings in the town were the Soviet style concrete temporary deals, but the slightly onion shaped window, and the multi-shaped windows were a nice touch on the otherwise drab and repetitive structures that dotted the country.