Posts tagged drawing
Posts tagged drawing
Studies Of Cat Movements and Positions - Leonardo da Vinci, c. early 16th century
I’ve always been kind of fascinated by this particular little page of sketches. I think it’s mostly to do with the little dragon randomly lurking towards the middle- right of the page.
Drawing comics n’ shit.
I did this at work today. Oil pastels on bristol board. I’ve been on the lookout for presidential portraits for years (I’ve only managed to find a JFK, and by only, it is the greatest thing ever, so it counts as having a collection of portraits), so I figured I’d draw some of the portraits I would want to find (the underrated presidents). I’m starting with Taft. I did two others, but I’ll post ‘em later.
I vaguely based this on my idea of a younger Leonard Cohen, because I wanted it to have gravity. It’s really nobody in particular, but I was playing around with the idea of an anonymous someone who means nothing to you, but could be the most important person in the world to somebody else (I have a liberal arts degree— pretension is my birthright!). Also, oil pastels are the best! You start out by laying down a mess of color, and you build it up. It gets all over you, and it’s fantastic!
I drew a rabbit chilling in a space ship. I wanted all of these space drawings to look like one of those crazy paintings you can occasionally find at Goodwill. Like somebody’s aunt (who took up art the same way she took up millinery, cake-decorating, poetry slams, etc.—with a healthy dose of sherry) drew and then left to her family in her will, and they were like, “Oh geez, what are we going to do with this?” So they hung it up in their house for about a week, and then their five-year-old does a finger-painting, and they replace Crazy Aunt’s drawing with their kid’s drawing, and since they feel guilty throwing their beloved aunt’s work away, they take it to Goodwill, “Where somebody who will appreciate it will surely find it, because that’s what Aunt Mildred would have wanted.”
This is the person (who reminded me of the lady from Poltergeist), who told me that “the world needed me.”
My dad said that I should probably draw Johnny Cash. I’ve been listening to At Folsom Prison this week, so here’s my (even darker) take on his song “25 Minutes to Go.”
Details of the doogles!
My mom wanted me to draw another picture of my baby brother, so here is Booboo, take two. This is what he would look like if he was a smudgy blur.