Building An Idea – Casual Listening – msb

I'm not entirely sure how long after the first I drew this one, but something had already shifted in my head and I liked it. I needed to enjoy it and let it grow a while. It did! For the following g two weeks I dreamt of these images and daydreamed about them too. The … Continue reading Building An Idea – Casual Listening – msb

Building An Idea – Waiting to Start – msb

A few weeks ago, I got in to my head that I needed to draw on the reclaimed music books I got at the thrift store. The sheets were of nice quality paper, a little yellowed, but still nice. The antique quality and the complex arrangements of the notes intrigued me. I just wasn't sure … Continue reading Building An Idea – Waiting to Start – msb

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #4

Again, we find some Steampunk influences in this one and I feel I'm getting closer to what I want to play with. There's a bit of Tim Burton's Mayor (Nightmare Before Christmas) character and I wonder if this guy is some sort of combination of Tin Man and Scarecrow. The moustache does lend a voice … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #4

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #3

Ok, so every character from this illustrator's versions of this book seem to suffering from an excess of gravity. It is deeply amusing. Moreover, the possibility that this non-traditional Tin Man also suffers from the gluttony usually attributed to the lion is very funny to me. I beefed up the affect (pun intended) by further … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #3

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #2

Now we find ourselves diving into the Steampunk stylings I'm so fascinated by. I also realize this Tin Man has a little of the feel I get from the Samurai Jack robots: It must be the cowboy boots! Hmmm... my mind is wandering and went to wondering what inspired the Droid K-2SO in Rogue One … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #2

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #1

These are the only two characters from the stack of photocopied images the teacher gave us that really tickled my fancy. There was another one of the Scarecrow that looked a little like a rag doll, but another student grabbed it. There was also one of an old crone sewing the scarecrow together that I … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #1

Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project

The original prompt from my drawing teacher (as I understood it) was that we were to take some old illustration from a Wizard of Oz book and distort them: ie: draw a measurable grid over the photocopied image, then draw various grids with distorted dimensions and then use those new distortions as guidelines for distorting … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project

Sawsan's Elephant – She says it's done!

It's been about three weeks since I touched this painting. Partially because I haven't had as much time to focus on it, and partially due to not being sure what more to add. I still wanted to make the skin more muted and grey, but just couldn't visualize it. Sawsan has been looking at it … Continue reading Sawsan's Elephant – She says it's done!

Building An Idea – Talk to the hand (Linked Dreams #4)

This one is closer to nightmare than humorous meme... somewhere in my unconscious are demons with eyes in the palms of their hands. The odd faces are now growing from the fingers and this too, I now realize, comes from one of the Nightmare on Elm Street films. I didn't have the right colours, but … Continue reading Building An Idea – Talk to the hand (Linked Dreams #4)

Building An Idea – The Gallery (Linked Dreams #3)

I feel that I might have admittedly been a little lazy with this one, but I is better than I hoped for. It reminds me of the screen saver I have on my laptop... framed images in my photo files, slowly scrolling across the screen and over one another in a random pattern. I could … Continue reading Building An Idea – The Gallery (Linked Dreams #3)