The more research I did into the images of the Tin Man, the more photos, drawings, and paintings of Jack Haley (actor from the 1939 Wizard of Oz movie).This seems to be the most widely accepted vision for this iconic character. Frankly, I never liked it. The character in the books has far more potential... … Continue reading Building An Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #5
I'm back with more Tin Men. I couldn't let this go, even though I had plenty of distractions from other responsibilities and inspirations. I'm now hiring this building an idea stream from multiple angles and feel pretty strong that it will coalesce into something exciting. I'm also starting to make the connections between all the … Continue reading Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project – Part 2
Let's consider the body language here. A pose? Perhaps some fashionista, acting out a runway fantasy. Perhaps a disco diva paused in the sexually tensive pose of the dancer. Perhaps the boy taking the last look in the mirror before heading out for the night of hope and pleasure. More to come...
What is he pointing at? Who is he accusing? Why do I feel there's aggression here? Or is it a defensive stance? Something about the outstretched arm, I think. What story do you hear from this guy? More to come...
I'm leaning towards "The Hollow Ones". It feels better and expresses more to me. This one seems to be swaying to some happy music. I can hear it humming. I wonder if not will burst into dance at any minute. More to come...
I'm not sure I can title this one as a hollow man... it has the most feminine features of my series to date. I may have to reconsider the titles, but hollow people doesn't resonate with me.... I GOT IT!!! "THE HOLLOW ONES" Hollow and ready to be filled, or hollowed out and dead? You … Continue reading Building An Idea – TNH #5
I felt compelled to draw a closer up framing of these creatures, just to see how it would feel. I'm not convinced I like the feeling. It feel too much like the original series. It lacks movement and expression. However, the closer into it you dive, the more the smudges of pastel colour reveal emotion. … Continue reading Building An Idea – TNH #4
As hinted at, what follows under the title "TNH" are The New Hallow Men. Going back to what I thought was a poem by TS Elliot, they are both devoid and repeat with emotion at the same time. Living outlines that evoke emotions from the viewers. In the original series, I got a vast diversity … Continue reading Building An Idea – TNH #3
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
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