Thursday, July 30, 2009

New piece titled 'I can't see a thing in here' based on...well just something floating around in my head. I think I had seen a movie preview with a highway overpass in it, which just happened to collide with some ideas I had about 'noise' (visual/aural) in the world. Sketches below, ended up in the final piece at the top. Yes, some Photoshop was used to enhance/augment the final piece, but in the end....does it really matter how you achieve a final image?.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Getting somewhere tonight after feeling completely deflated. Must have faith that ideas come and go, and that I just need to let things flow . . .don't ever force anything.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

It's funny what you find on your digital camera's memory card. These images are taken from a video I made. I think capturing images from video gives everything an interesting quality, one which is pretty hard to repeat.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Drinking James Squire I.P.A, baking cookies, hanging with my GF . . .and some late night sketches.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I am really just going back to the same thing here . . .but I think this works. Maybe.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I did these today, they are basically just scribbles. I wanted to draw something loose and free that starts with a scribble, but then give them the inference of perspective and form.

Friday, July 17, 2009

A drawing I started today . . still needs lots of work

EDIT: Top version is the finished one.

Monday, July 13, 2009

This piece is entitled 'Aghartha - affected self portrait 2'

Friday, July 10, 2009

A work doodle . . .I was in a serious, very serious state of supreme boredom today. It was as if time itself has slowed down to a crawl. urgh. This is a little Sci-Fi idea that I would like to take further, m a y b e. The second image is in keeping with my current blah to try inverting all ink drawings . . its addictive! The third image is the doodle I did in my diary months and months ago. I was talking to a lot of people on the phone today, and one of these people was a 90-95 year old man that sounded bright and cheery, and laughed when I asked for a younger age group. Wouldn't it be amazing to still be alive at 90 years old, and be able to laugh? I know a lot of people who have said 'Kill me after I turn 65 or 70', but I would love to stay alive as long as a possibly can. I will stop crapping on now.

This picture (above) is titled 'Into Warmer Air - Affected Self Portrait'.

I did this, because this image was sort of floating around in my head for weeks. It just needed to get done. The other side of the coin is below, a self portrait I did ages ago, and found in my dairy . . .I think they looks coo,, if not a little strange.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I'm in a bit of a mood . . .so I'm just going to go ahead and post a bunch of older painting/drawings/ and other things by me. I am thinking maybe the name of my blog should be 'Is This Thing On?' as I think I look at this thing more than anyone else. Bleh. All of these artworks are by me, either they were done in the last 3-4 months . . .or about 2 years ago, though it's hard to keep track . . .maybe my memory is fading?

The bottom three paintings are from a period in 2006 when I was doing these huge oil paintings. I think they are ok, but I think what is interesting about them now (with the power of hindsight) is that there are some perspective issues, and this happened because I was painting them in a really tiny studio space. Again, I still find something interesting about them . . . despite the perspective issues.

Is This Thing On?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Something new from this morning.
EDIT (8/7) Inverted the colors, and it looks interesting as well.
New Music to digest while drawing: new ISIS, New Sunn o))), Fennesz (every album), James Blackshaw . . .

An old piece, from 2006. Mixed media on MDF board.

Part one of yet ANOTHER watercolor painting in my sketch book. I think the constraints of working in such a small area have their benefits.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I did this today during work, and I sort of like it. The idea was that I literally would do a 'Mr Squiggle' and scribble all over the page until something came out of it. I draw so many trees it's a wonder I don't draw them in my sleep. This will likely evolve into something else.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Another one, which I might actually fix up . . .or not.
I am now starting to think maybe i am doing too many things, and might need to focus on one idea for longer than just 30 minutes to an hour. Had a pretty inspiring sort of productive day today . . .involving good conversations, and a not too bad night at work.