Here’s some brushwork from my recent portrait practice with Clint. With this attempt I think I achieved something close to my original idea of an Unflattering Fuzzy Skeletonian Portrait. Something in between a true face and a true skull. Definitely need to do more of these to develop the idea to the level I want.
Dang, I wondered why I wasn’t getting any comments lately… Apparently the comment form enhancement I’ve been using has actually been fucking up the comment form making it impossible to start a new comment. Aaaanyway, I disabled the “enhancement” and the comment form is back to its normal usable default mode.
Sorry about that, I just discovered this problem like 10 minutes ago!
Well, I finally got around to posting this. As previously mentioned, this was the drawing that gave me the heebie-jeebies the very same evening that I completed it. I attempted to approximate the lighting and point of view that creeped me out with this photo:
I imagine this photo doesn’t do justice to what I was feeling that night. I’m sure it was more my vulnerable state of mind more than the image itself that caused the fear reaction. Or perhaps they got it right with the character of Mark Lewis in Peeping Tom (1960), “Do you know what the most frightening thing in the world is? It’s fear.”
And what is fear, exactly? I guess that’s a big part of what makes it so frightening… I don’t know. I feel like I’m just tossing this off so I don’t have to think too much about it. Maybe I’m just protecting myself.
On the subject of creation trivia, this seems to be the second of my long-necked or rubber-necked fuzzy skeletonians of late, as you may recall.
Last of all, don’t forget to check out this if you’re looking for something to do this coming Saturday. I’ll be there yuckin’ it up with everybody else so stop on by and enjoy the fun!
When I finished this it reminded me of the fact that I spent entirely too much time as a grade-schooler listening to and staring at Pink Floyd albums. You’d figure my parents would’ve at least made me wait until I was a teenager before allowing me to consume and memorize things like The Wall. I guess it’s not necessarily a bad thing. I mean, you can’t say that experiences like this run the risk of making you boring.
I got into a fight with this skeletonian. It was more like its whole family. They all died horribly. Blood everywhere. I lost an arm and the spatter hit him in the face right before I took his head. It hit the floor and I kicked it as hard as I could.
This started out as a half-finished pencil drawing and I decided to spice it up a bit with a few digital tweaks. The texture and tones of the paper that surfaced during the tweaking process are almost more interesting than the drawing itself. I sometimes wish I was a cyborg so I could see things the way a computer does. Seems like it would be a much more interesting world in a lot of ways.
I love the super thick dark paint I used on this. I think it was my good ol’ Crayola slurry with a little back drawing ink mixed in. Just so happens this is the flip side of this. They’re sort of a couple of timid inhibited brothers of sorts.
In other news, I got my fool ass to the doctor yesterday and acquired some drugs for what turned out to be a bacterial infection. Yay, me! Hopefully, I will be in good health and spirits for the remainder of the OPG. Woo!
Well here it is, a nice close-up of my supa-dupa, fuzzy-free-kay, boney background. Thought you guys might like to see the original drawing. I also reintroduced the background with an orange reboot for the season. Enjoy!
This looks like I should’ve painted it on someone’s front door as a curse or some shit. Kinda has a cult magic or vodoun component to it. Not that I’m all that knowledgeable on these subjects, it’s just more of a first impression.
Sorry for the late entry today. Between last night and today I ended up sleeping like 14 hours. I think I’m definitely fighting something and Stacia seems to have come down with a virus or something very similar. I guess if you HAVE to catch something Friday is a good day to do it. ‘Least you’ll have the weekend to help nip it in the bud.
Yo, check it. I fooled around and digitally added a rock texture to one of my crumple drawings. I think it really enhances the natural texture of the crumpled paper. I might just have to make a print of this on account of how awesome I am.
Look what I found! I was deciding what to post tonight and I happened upon this and discovered this is actually a companion piece to this. In fact, they share the same sandwich background (rotated 180 degrees). Feh, shoulda posted these bad boys together. Eh, whatcha gonna do?