Showing posts from April, 2008
I had this idea today as I was walking past one of the few telephone (or is it electricity?) poles near our place that get posters stapled to them. The have this neat collection of old staples and corners of old bill posters. I suddenly had the idea to glean some scraps and make a collage out of them. Not a new idea by any means I saw a work at the NGV two years ago from the 60's that did something similar on a much larger scale (although that was with B&W fragments of letter to create a typographic kind of collage) Plus I recently saw some closeup photographs of some of these ploes that showed the unique layering of staples and old paper fragments. But being a sucker to dirty old billboards and rotting wood this idea popped out of my past work as a natural continuation more so than a following on of the other works I mentioned Collage on illustration board, approx '10.5cm x 15cm' I'm also keen to upload to to etsy as soon as I can with a writeup on the unique
Another one of my collages. I really feel happy with how these are turning out. It's funny how it's taken me a couple of years to get to this point. By which I mean I feel like I'm starting to express what I've been trying to for awhile now. There will be more collages to come whilst I take a little break on the 99 doodles o refresh myself
I've been working on a new project that I'll be launching this coming Monday called 'Z-Factor' . It's something fairly different than what you may be used of. It's kind of a pastiche/fanfiction/derivative of a certain mainstream superhero comic. Even though there are similarities I've come up with a bunch of my own ideas to make is my own thing... I've uploaded this teaser panel to wet your appetitive for Monday. At this stage it' will go for just over a month. If it gets a good response it may go for longer.
I thought it was time to take stock of my 99 Doodles project and see if I can get some input from any of the silent eyes out there. First, I’ll do a little explaining myself. For me this project has been a chance to really get down to the bare bones with my drawing. I tear up a piece of hemp paper in four after folding it. I now have four mini pieces of paper I have to do something on. I started off with characters and text as I can always find weird characters floating around in my head and if you let me I might even do 99 Yhetti drawings. I then started getting into drawings of buildings as I found Winnipeg urban landscape fascinating, still do. Then at number 39 something changed in me. I had this darkness that needed to come out. I was sick of crosshatching and creating ‘well drawn’ pieces. I needed to vent this frustration inside me, something about making a loud and hard statement. The sharp contrast and thick marks saying definitely what was right and wrong. I’ve felt like I
We went to Gimli this weekend to relax at Heathers parents place which was really nice to get out of the city and our familiar surroundings for the weekend. We popped into the library where they have this table with a heap of old books that are discontinued from circulation. I was actually looking for some good collage material, which is actually harder than it sounds. There are three main conditions in my mind to picking a book, 1-Obviously it has to look interesting, ie, to me that means lots of full colour illustrations, preferably from the fifties or sixties (I like the painted illustrations from that era) 2-It has to be cheap, ie, 20c -$1.00, and preferably beaten up, torn, drawn in, wrecked in some way. The third condition is the real clincher... 3-It's not so good that I won't be able to bring myself to cut it up. I ended up getting two books that looked fantastic but upon taking them home one of them stood out from the other. I actually sat down and read it cove
Gotta love the art store that a few blocks from our place. I wandered in today to see if they had an 'Ames lettering guide', and the clerk goes, "I think so let me check...Yep here you go" This may not sound very strange but after struggling for years to find a whole range of comic art supplies, this really gets me giggling. Not sure if I'll even use the ames guide I've just alway read about them and got it to add to my collection of comic art tools. Also these kind of things are becoming more obsolete as time goes on.