Wednesday, September 30, 2009

sketch dump : september, 2009










I know I say this every time I post these sketch dumps, but where did the time go? By tomorrow, October - my favorite month of the year (leaves changing color, cooler weather, my b-day, awesome concert coming up)will be here. It seems like yesterday I posted the August dump, proclaiming to do more observational drawing. Well, unless I live on a planet in a galaxy far far away, inhabited by wiggly-armed, psychedelic-colored creepies, hardly anything posted here comes close to observational. In October, however, that will change, since I'm already getting set up for a project that will require drawing from animal studies - can't wait to begin! In the meantime, enjoy the remaining splotch monsters which finally took me to two-hundred. One of them here was heavily reworked and turned into an actual postcard. Four of the drawings here were made as part of Big A's Moleskine Exchange, already going on its second round! They were done in a new, large A4 watercolor 'skine, which I loved working in.









Monday, September 28, 2009

12 angry women art exhibit at the soundry



Last Saturday night Kris and I stopped by The Soundry, in Vienna, Virginia to check out the 12 Angry Women art show. It was a juried art exhibit where twelve local women, all involved with art on a professional level, decided upon works of art created only by male artists. It was a fantastic show, featuring all types of art, including some wildly imaginative sculptural pieces, photographs, canvases and even a vinyl record (yes, one of my "Vinyl Monkeys" made it into the show). I was impressed with the quality of much of the work in the exhibit and how well everything was showcased throughout this relatively new art studio/gallery space on the outskirts of Washington, DC. My wife and I would have stuck around longer but we had to resume dog sitting two loony but adorable teenage boxers that night. In the meantime, below are a few pics I took from the event.













Friday, September 25, 2009

"pattern sick"


I created this image for the Illustration Friday topic, "pattern". The first thing I thought about was rhythmic patterns - building rhythms and polyrhythms and composing and manipulating them electronically. I've been a long time listener of this kind of music and on occasion, when time permits, compose some of my own. This image uses a photo of my hands playing a drum as well as a heavily manipulated screen shot of a track I composed in Garageband.

9/25/2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

splotch monsters, ooooooh noooooo !













Yeah, my original goal was to have 200 done by the end of August, but then reality kicked in. So much for lofty ambitions. Another ten and I'll be there. I guess I've been into adding more detail (as opposed to the minimalist approach with the first 100). In the meantime, I'm still wondering about what format I'll do the next 100 in. The first group were post cards, the second were Artist Trading Cards. I think the next 100 will be super-detailed, maximalist "works", in a larger scale. Who knows.













Also, check out the latest incarnation of one of my "splotch forms" by none other than the amazing Andrea Martinez below.



More splotch forms, as well as monsters can be seen at my Flickr site. In the meantime, happy Autumn!