Bad Birds Six – I Want To Be Impossible

I believe I was dragging the Skeksis (The Dark Crystal) from my subconscious when the brush first touched the paper for this one. Combined with a strange, one-legged creature from the Faerie kingdom, whose name escapes me, this giant bird emerged. Oh, yes, it is a giant! I imagine it a hun drew feet tall … Continue reading Bad Birds Six – I Want To Be Impossible

Bad Birds One – I Hate Just Waiting Around

It started about a week ago. My summer maintenance job was meant to be very easy work and I convinced myself it was just for a little extra cash, so it didn't matter what had to be done. I enjoy physical labour... it's a break from intellectual work and allows my mind to wander. However, … Continue reading Bad Birds One – I Hate Just Waiting Around

A little good news — about creativity

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/this-simple-word-test-reveals-how-creative-you-are/ I'm not sure why, but this mental exercise sounds familiar. As a person who has often been accused of being too literate because of my love of semantics, this is a game I've often played with myself... well, various versions of it. Care to see if you are really creative? Take the test: https://www.datcreativity.com/about

The Used Horse Salesman

It's in the eyes. He has those used-car-salesman looks about him. Only he looks like he's from some Old-Western times... Trying to look the daddy and prosperous chap of those times. I kind of get the feeling he'd be selling a painted horse as a "new-fangled zebra". Perhaps I'm projecting but I feel he's got … Continue reading The Used Horse Salesman

Mumford’s Dad. Also known as, Mumford.

The everyday people of this world are filled with wonderful stories. They may occasionally look bored, but don't mistake this look to mean they are boring. Age has filled them with experience and perspective that we can all learn from. What do you think this fellow's story is? Using coloured Conte and charcoal on black … Continue reading Mumford’s Dad. Also known as, Mumford.

What’d You Say, Again?

Ok, I admit that I might be channelling an angry or serious Fat Albert here and I apologize if this is appropriation or even remotely racially insensitive. I think he started out in my mind as Peter Griffin from The Family Guy. The colours of my Conte just lend themselves to these features. Here he … Continue reading What’d You Say, Again?

So Much, but Maybe Not!

Distaste seems so mild for this expression. Disgust doesn't seem to cut it either. Disdain is just one of those words I've never fully integrated into my vocabulary. The expression seems to be making a sound well beyond a harumph! It's more of an air-through-the-nose followed by a "hmm"! There's a slight exclamation of curiosity … Continue reading So Much, but Maybe Not!

Mullin ‘n Chewin it Over

There I be, perplexed and annoyed. The conundrum eating away at my brain, like some parasitic cicada cry. Damned confusion! It's giving me a darned forehead wrinkle. The doodles are coming to life, but the white Conte doesn't love this paper as much as I'd hoped... could be my impatience that is increasing the friction … Continue reading Mullin ‘n Chewin it Over

Heh, heh, heh. Oh, yeah!

Imagine the shot taken, or drawn right after some mischievous action was taken by the subject. Let your mind wander. So, far my imagination has ranged from the ever so slightly perverted to the absolutely absurd and everything in-between. What do you think has brought this self-satisfied smile to his face? Dimension: 9" (23cm) x … Continue reading Heh, heh, heh. Oh, yeah!

The Pesky Nosehairs

Our distinguished gentleman sees himself as the epitome of class, composure, and good grooming. The only feature that consistently troubles him is the uncontrollable growth of his white nose hairs. When someone has the courage to do so, they mention to him and are rewarded with his genuine consternation. He begrudgingly thanks them for pointing … Continue reading The Pesky Nosehairs