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I'm starting a new series of drawings based on X-men comics from the 60's specifically issues 26-33 which I picked up as a teenager for $2 each. I started doing drawings based on DC golden age comics and wanted to start on some new drawings. So I chose these as they are the only older comics I have laying around. This drawing is #57 in the 99 Doodles project
Another image inspired from the Chip Kid designed book 'The Golden Age of DC comic:365 days' Appropriation can be a bit of a grey areas at times so I try to stick to a few standards, eg: -Change the image in someway, ie, my own style or change shapes size etc -Acknowledge the source -Use something that is at least 50 years old I hope this is enough to make me different from Todd Goldman
This one came from something thought I saw in the background of a TV show but it turned out it was something completely different, I liked the idea though so drew it up anyway. Edit: My friend Lumpen points out that he did a similar image a few years back, so I must give some credit to him for planting this in my subconscious in the first place. Maybe I could post a picture of it here for comparison
This one is from an old Wonder Woman comic. The machine is actually an introspection machine, you can look into it and it can read your inner most thoughts and desires. Wonder Woman's creator, William Moulton Marston, was actually a psychologist and "creator of the systolic blood-pressure test used in an attempt to detect deception, which became one component of the modern polygraph."
Thought it was about time that I did something resembling a written blog post. I’ve been posting drawings from the 99 Doodles project like mad here the last few days, I’ve also been trying to do some journal comics and still keep working on some collage pieces which I’ve been getting some outside interest in; I even got a commission to do a large one for a friend on the weekend (yes I do commissions). It took me awhile to be able to make these collage pieces and not feel like I was cheating on my comic art and visa versa. But usually the comics wind up in the collages somehow. I find the collages a refreshing thing to do as well, especially if I’ve been doing lots of drawing. After years of struggling between the two I feel I’ve been able to reconcile the differences between the two different styles and they can indeed live side by side. This probably happened either at the end of my third year of art school or at least at the start of my honours year. I also finally just watched ‘
This one's got to do with me realising that I can't expect to make the same type of collage art I was making last year whilst I had access to printers and a printmaking studio. A lot of it was scanning manipulating, printing pasting etc. This also relates to printing out some new zines as well, as for the last few issues it's all been done digitally. So I've decided to just go back to my old tried and true methods, a photocopier some paper me and some scissors and glue...
It suddenly struck me this morning in the shower that due to the ease of use of redbubble.com I could offer to make custom t-shirts. This could be: -A previous drawing artwork of mine that you fancy, that isn’t yet a shirt but you think would make an excellent one. -Further more I could add to a previous artwork, ie, colour a B&W panel from a comic etc -An existing shirt but with alterations, ie colour or composition changes -Custom art/drawing -Any other kinds of special requests Anyway keep it in mind
Click image to view larger. 4.5” x 5.7” inches (11.5 x 14.5cm) ink on Hemp and Recycled paper $20 I took the bus downtown yesterday and saw this magnificant set of buildings for a drawing. I did a quick sketch to remember the main elements in it. I think I prefer working from photographs, by which I mean not trying to copy the picture but using it as an accurate reference.
So I have finally been able to make a donation to heifer.org This was due to my decision last year to put 10% of all sales from the November Art Project to a heifer donation. Due to two reasons I was delayed in doing so 1-I had just under the amount required for a decent donation 2-Moving overseas I could do it now we are settled into our new place and I have recently sold a few more artworks; and also I feel like we have been lucky in so many ways moving here with relatives and friends making donations to us in either furniture, other items or just their time. So I chose a flock of chicks, this from the heifer site: Chicks: A Good Choice A flock of chicks can help families from Cameroon to the Caribbean add nourishing, life-sustaining eggs to their inadequate diets. The protein in just one egg is a nutritious gift for a hungry child. Protein-packed eggs from even a single chicken can make a life-saving difference. Heifer helps many hungry fami
Click image to view larger. 4.5” x 5.7” inches (11.5 x 14.5cm) ink on Hemp and Recycled paper $20 I drew this this morning whilst out having a coffee. After drawing the buildings the composition was a bit off. Rather than do something plain like clouds or birds I thought I'd chuck in a flying saucer. Maybe it's like they one they saw at O'hare last year...
I guess it’s time that I should tell you about what this big surprise ending to the February Art Project is. I’ve been kind of reluctant to commit myself to it actually, but here goes... The project will not end but in fact evolve into a new project called ‘99 Doodles’ That’s right, I’m going to go until I reach 99 drawings. As if I wasn’t nervous enough about finishing the month of February, but here I am launching myself into this new task of completing almost 100 drawings. Thus far I feel really happy about the collection of drawings I have made and I’m keen to keep going on some of the themes I’ve hit upon like quilts and urban landscapes. This might be tough to complete the whole thing so I kindly ask you to come and visit often and leave a comment when you can. Once again all drawings in the project will be for sale for only $20, this time though I’ll have to add $4 for postage to these newer pieces ($20+$4 postage anywhere in the world.) The will be the same dimensions