My cable modem died last night, severing my connection to ye olde Internets but now I’m back with an EXTREME SUPER-PALOOZA DOUBLE-DAWG CRAZY-CRUMPLE post!! Behold, as I amaze you with not one, but TWO WHOLE IMAGES with mind-shattering commentary to rock your soul and break your heart:
This guy is a bit more unique than most of my crumples. His lack of a forehead, small brain and feathery explosion make him look like some sort of crazy insectiod witch doctor. Perhaps this is all the Fuzzy Skeletonian HMO can afford these days. It’s no wonder there’s such a high rate of anxiety and bleeding in the Fuzzy Skeletonian population.
I originally passed over this guy but now I’ve come back to him because he has this kinda cute monkey hypnosis presence about him. Of course, if you let him hypnotize you he’d probably just end up eating your face off but that’s really just alternative medicine to a Fuzzy Skeletonian.
This concludes the EXTREME SUPER-PALOOZA DOUBLE-DAWG CRAZY-CRUMPLE post! YOU’RE WELCOME WORLD!!1!
This was one of the first of my crumples where I started to get a bit more serious about my work, paying more attention to the background and fussing with the details a bit more. Not that this is an elaborate work by any stretch but it certainly is more accomplished than my first hastily scribbled crumples.
This guy has a sort of energy wave sweeping across behind him. This is a feature I’ve created in the past. Although I don’t think the wave’s symbolism is as clear as it used to be. The man who drew the above image is certainly much different than he was when the this feature first appeared on paper.
Not sure what to say about this guy. He seems to have a black, scribbly, brain thruster that’s propelling him upwards or maybe that’s just his brain leaking out and he’s soon to have an unending appetite for stacks and stacks of yummy pamcakes.
They say if you dream that you’re bleeding from your mouth it means you’re doing something that’s bad for you but you keep doing it anyway. While I’ve never dreamt this specifically it is a very frequent feature in my artwork which is largely unplanned and subject to my unconscious impulses and desires. I’ve also been actively abusing myself lately in the form of a stupid, competitive, online game which only makes me even more anxious than I already am. But I keep playing it even though I realize the detrimental way in which it affects me. Must be a symptom of a deeper disturbance.
This is one of several crumples where I deliberately drew lines to either side of the one eye to emulate my father’s eye patch strap just to see how it felt. It felt forced but I also think it adds a bit of realism for me. Helps me keep in mind what I’m trying to confront when a Fuzzy Skeletonian emerges on the page.
Shit got a little too real when I started sculpting Fuzzy Skeletonians instead of drawing them so I’m taking a step back to when I was pretty happy with my art, that being crumple drawings. I cranked out a bunch of them earlier in the year (as well as a few more in recent days) and I should have more than enough to turn Octoberween-Palooza-Ganza 2013 into CrUmpLe MaNiA!! Everyday, all October long, I will present at least one new crumple drawing to delight and disturb you all!
Of course, you are all encouraged to participate in OPG 2013 CrUmpLe MaNiA!! in whatever season-appropriate fashion you desire. Make some art and share it with the rest of us, blog about Halloween, horror or October in general or you can simply make a donation to support my work. I’m pretty flexible.
Participation also has it’s rewards. All participants will receive a signed print of any crumple drawing displayed here during the month of October. Anyone generous enough to make a donation will also receive the original crumple drawing of their choice on a first come, first serve basis. Yes, that’s correct, donation is the easiest and most advantageous way for you to participate. So if you have some extra cash laying around gathering dust just toss it my way this October and BAM! you’ll be receiving BOTH a signed print AND an original artwork when it’s all said and done this October.
(example 8.5″ x 11″ print with 5.5″ x 8.5″ crumple drawing)
That’s about it for the OPG 2013 CrUmpLe MaNiA!! ground rules. Stop on by starting tomorrow for all the crumply festivities!