Building An Idea – Pomegranate of sorts…

All the success of this one is due to alcohol! Ok, alcohol ink markers, to be precise. The outlines were done with my sharpie and didn't feel right. I started adding layers of colour with the markers and then the long shadow it made on the table. I'm quite pleased with this one, but also … Continue reading Building An Idea – Pomegranate of sorts…

Building An Idea – Singing In The Shower

I've seen loads of similar faces in this style, but I really don't recall where. The teacher called it cubist, but I think it's from some lowbrow or pop art collection, possibly even some underground comic book art. Is the figure singing, taking a shower with its mouth open, or spitting wildly? Who knows? I … Continue reading Building An Idea – Singing In The Shower

Building An Idea – Real or Imagined?

I feel that I keep seeing photos of this "hotel" built between cliffs on my Instagram feed. Of course, when I look for it, I can't find it. frankly, I not sure I want to know if it's real or not. The thought that someone might have build such a place fascinates me to no … Continue reading Building An Idea – Real or Imagined?

Building An Idea – The Lurking Fear

Ok, so I completely stole this from the cover of an H.P. Lovecraft paperback. The creepy character is actually referred to in the book as "the lurking fear". I'm not jazzed about drawing with a 2b pencil, but maybe it's more because of the paper colour. There's far less contrast on blue paper. I'm not … Continue reading Building An Idea – The Lurking Fear

Building An Idea – The Fabulous Mr. Igor

Lumbering, sniffly, and possibly smelly... it's Igor. Somehow, the figure alone on the page just wasn't enough; I had to make him fabulous! Thus the lines moving in different directions behind him. I imagined them flashing in day glow colours that were animated. Now that I imagine it again, I hear some tacky jingle playing … Continue reading Building An Idea – The Fabulous Mr. Igor

Building An Idea – Would you like fries with that?

Even though I haven't eaten anything from MacDonald's in nearly 10 years, I still get the occasional craving for it. I think I was craving a French fry when I drew this guy. Maybe I was just being a little lazy or feeling a lack of inspiration... Maybe the muse was speaking through me. Ya! … Continue reading Building An Idea – Would you like fries with that?

Building An Idea – Cubists, Paisley Head

I had to stop and think a little about where this bean shaped face came from. I feel that I've drawn paisley shapes in faces for as far back as I can remember. this one seems to incorporate certain cubist ideas. I wanted to go past the odd Seussian hair and the idea for the … Continue reading Building An Idea – Cubists, Paisley Head

Building An Idea – My Hair’s Out Of Control

The jury (or what I call the gaggle of voices in my head) is still out about this one. I like it and I don't. I think the arm is what throws me off. I also think I've become a little bored of these sorts of faces. This may cause me to completely change the … Continue reading Building An Idea – My Hair’s Out Of Control

Building An Idea – A Doodle By Any Other name…

The cards turned up another doodle and I just went blank... until I put marker to paper. Well, even then. So, I just scribbled... honestly, I don't think I really ever doodle like this. I have made paintings like this and right away disliked them. I'm not sure why I kept this one in my … Continue reading Building An Idea – A Doodle By Any Other name…

Building An Idea – Hey! Hey! Over Here!

WARNING: Attention Seeking Behaviour ahead!!! What is an artists, if not someone begging for attention? Of course there's much more to it than that! There are our by-polar personality traits: Antisocial and exhibitionistic; focused and disorganized; self-indulgent and people pleaser... Well, you get the idea... We're complicated! I'm not sure what corner of my psyche … Continue reading Building An Idea – Hey! Hey! Over Here!