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)

Building An Idea – Igor with banana and crow, visiting the art gallery (Linked Dreams #2)

Well, I think the title tells it all, don't you? The Igor character is quickly becoming my favourite and it just makes me laugh... perhaps it's the name Igor... In my name I hear the scene from Young Frankenstein where Igor reacts to how his name is pronounced by Dr. Frankenstein! I love that film!

Building An Idea – Linked Dreams #1

I really would love to read what you think the narrative is in this one. For me, it's just a collections of freaks, or possibly some new and unlikely group of superheroes, including the abstract cloud floating behind them.... that could be "The wind"... What do you see?

Building An Idea, Part 4 – Linked Dreams

The progression was to find a way to link up to five of the rapid sketches into a single drawing. The ones you see here are the first attempt at this linked drawing. The teacher has since elaborated and let us know that he is hoping for more than simply having several images on the … Continue reading Building An Idea, Part 4 – Linked Dreams