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!

Building An Idea – Is It Not Just A Banana?

Disclosure: I'm not following this whole yellow banana movement that seems to be all over the internet. I drew this before I ever noticed a single image of the so-called banana on the wall. In fact, since my social media feeds have been so totally spammed with bananas being taped to walls, I just turned … Continue reading Building An Idea – Is It Not Just A Banana?

Building An Idea – Leafy Thing

Started as a doodle, whatever a doodle is, turned into a leafy thing, then it needed a pot. Last semester, I played a little with opposing curves to add body and direction to form. I let this one flow randomly and it grew without much guidance or intention.

Building An Idea – Innocent Advertising???

I'm fascinated and amused by the advertisements of the 1940's to 1960's. There's always a tension between innocence and the desire to corrupt. I mean, what little kid wouldn't think a smiling cigarette just wants to be their friend?

Building An Idea – Textured Points

I forgot to mention that one of the categories prompted by our drawing teacher was doodles. Doodles? That could be anything! Too many possibilities and choices for me. So, I reverted to some amorphous shapes, loosely ornamented with dots. I think there are 2 like this one.

Building An Idea – Part 2

Please take a peak at yesterday's post regarding the unpacking of an idea in this semester's drawing class. You can consider this post as an introduction to the specific pieces that will follow. Because these are rapid (almost spontaneous) drawings, I am not sure how much I will have to say about each. At this … Continue reading Building An Idea – Part 2