Friday, 25 July 2008

Goya

Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes (or G, for short!)'s allegorical portrait of a Spanish aristocratic boy. I didn't get everything right... the head is too large and the eyes are too large and the hair has the wrong angle. But I nailed two of the cats and sone aspects of his costume. All in all I'm pretty happy with the way this turned out.

The naive cruelty and innocent disdain in this painting is so incredible. I believe it's the only Goya at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (but it might be hanging out in the room with the minotaur!). They also have the most incredible Jackson Pollock. Maybe I'll try that next!!! Although I'd have to use molten pencil to fling at my sketchbook...

There was a gaggle of kids all drawing at The Met. It made me really happy. A bunch came over and watched me draw, but most didn't speak English so I had no idea what they were saying. Hopefully nice things... !

Next Thursday, if you want to come just let me know!!!

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Class is Forever

Inspired by Dave Sim's new project (well, one of them!) Glamourpuss, I took this from the back of a magazine. It's been driving me crazy for months, sitting on our living room table. "Class is Forever." It seemed like something that would be on the cover of Glamourpuss, and he was drawing from fashion magazines.



I didn't pencil it first, and didn't spend a lot of time on the details (plus I'm no Dave Sim!) but I kind of like the way this turned out. I draw women like drag queens, so why not draw a woman who already LOOKS like one?!! I won't tell you who it is! (After all the plastic surgery, you probably won't be able to guess either!)

CLASS IS FOREVER! WTF??!!!

Friday, 18 July 2008

The Dark Knight


I saw THE DARK KNIGHT today. It was SO good!!!

I'll go again with whoever's up for it (although I kind of want to go to Imax!!!)

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Tree

Yes, the ol' toppled idols has GONE GREEN like everyone else and their mother. Is it like Blue Man Group? Any way, you should get used to doing things without electricity... before energy ends up with the dinosaurs.


Drawing this reminded me of one of my favorite "Randy" Rush songs; The Tree! From Exit Stage Left, the first Rush album I ever bought:

Friday, 11 July 2008

Aping the Great Bob Brown

Stairway to Batman Backwards: The Brave and the Bold and The Led Zeppelin Heaven Backwards

Drawin' @ The Met

So I think I'm going to go to The Metropolitan Museum of Art on a semi-regular basis and draw paintings, sculptures, tourists, whatever.

I went to go see the Superheroes fashion exhibit which is a complete waste of time (well, 90%). Let me give you an anecdote that sums up the entire show: At the end are a line of famous comics presented behind glass. Before you look at them, there's a little intro about how "comics weren't respected as art," "it's not appreciated" etc., etc. Well, with these beautiful Ditkos, Kanes and Kirbys on display; NO CREDIT IS GIVEN TO ANY ARTIST. I guess the curator (Giorgio Armani, if you're wondering) has as much respect for comics as someone who throws them away.

This exhibit does nothing to educate, provoke, promote, inspire or entertain. Some of the costumes are cool to look at, but with no information about what or why they are there, it makes you want to steal them and bring them to a comics shop where you know kids will get excited about them...


Any way... here's a drawing I did of a pretty famous statue by Gaston Lachaise

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Album Cover, You Bum!!!


Slackin' and relaxin'!!!


Who wants to go see The Breeders @ McCarren Pool with me on Numba One Stunna Sunday? All aboard the nite train...

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