It doesn't matter that people express fear or surprise in a thousand ways; my coping mechanism seems to always turn to a cartoon response. More than that, everyone becomes a meek and silly caricature of themselves. Please don't judge me too harshly, I don't belittle the person's expression of fear when this happens. It actually … Continue reading Gosh, that’s worrisome!
The grumpy old thespian slowly transformed into a zombie-like actor as I added more layers of Conte and graphite... The zombie feel came to me as I drew the eyes almost completely rolled up in their sockets and then the white cake makeup transformed it into something even more frightening than a zombie thespian. Well, … Continue reading … Just putting on my face.
Somewhere in my subconscious mind lives all the characters from the original Bugs Bunny cartoons. The enforcer following the tiny gangster comes to mind here. I believe it was in a Sylvester & Tweety episode where Tweety was kidnapped by a Capone-ish gangster. The more I think about it, the more I remember that there's … Continue reading The Ruffian
Someone managed to cart and toss this enormous stump next to a local walking path and no one seems interested in moving it. It's been there for a few years now and I see it every time I walk the path, and every time I stop and ponder it. I don't really know what is … Continue reading Strange Skull From The Melted Glacier
I have no apology for this one. I am still an innocent soul open to learning and understanding. It is my positive response to all the amazing discussions and information my fellow art students are sharing with me. I may still be the old white guy in the room, but I'm more and more open … Continue reading The Post-Modern Gender-phillic
I'm pretty sure I saw this as a drawing somewhere, well, actually not so sure. However, the image seems to pop up in my memories from Monty Python skits, Star Trek TNG scenes with Q, and strange Kafka-esque gothic films from the 1960s and 1970s. It's all from that mess of what an old friend … Continue reading Foibles of the Judge Called Jury
I saw a partial face on an alley wall downtown, screaming at passersby and it made me laugh. First, I wondered who was passerby-ing in this alley to see this almost entirely hidden screamer, then I wondered what it was screaming about from such an obscure location, where so few people would hear it. Phew, … Continue reading RAWR… I guess… An Example from the Anarchist Manifesto
I think I might have deviated a little from my usual process of using some specific inspiration as a base for new work. I say, "I think" because I've come to realize that my head is overflowing with millions of images I've ingested over the years and I no longer know where inspiration comes from. … Continue reading A Cubist Momento Mori
I had a few other titles in mind for this one, such as: "Damn it, I forgot the earring" or "Oh, right! Humans don't have ears! I almost gave my secret away. LOL" If you haven't figured my absurdist humour out yet, I imagined the artist Vermeer was an Alien and his actual studio was … Continue reading The Alien Vermeer Doing a Study For The Girl…
Now, I know I've seen this devil cyclops somewhere before, so I have to give credit where it's due, even if I'm not sure who did it originally. My initial inspiration for this was seeing some Halloween decorations around my neighbourhood. Quite a few people have shrunken heads hanging around. I imagined someone who has … Continue reading Some People Have The Strangest Sense Of Decor