Inside the Lines

"I had this style ever since I was a child." - D. Dumile

Not quite, I don't tend to use the 'I draw like a child draws' style anymore, mainly because I'm not a child and their are chances that it can come across straight retarded if you do it badly.  But I give daps for those that can successfully capture the uninhabited thought patterns of a toddler.

I found this folder with some drawings I did as a kid, it's not big but it's got some stuff in...EARLY MASTERPIECES YES. 
'Wolveorine' - Mixed Media on Paper (1994)

This piece entitled 'Wolveorine' was constructed at the tender age of six.  Notice the animal instinct captured on the face of 'Wolveorine', which just cries future teenage angst to come.  His pants sit high on his waist insinuating he is ready for battle however, the model doesn't have his claws out in this piece, suggesting an atypical approach and a more sensitive side to a man famous for being overly aggressive.  His girthy stature is a comment on capitalism and a hatred towards the bourgeoisie is what I thought when I was six.  Notice how Wolveorine creates the gesture of a phone with his left hand as if saying 'Call me' and has the meanest bunny rabbit ear trim on his booties. 

I'm 95% sure I traced this.  I don't think I traced the colouring in part though.


Murray's 4 Change

I just bought a bulk batch of pomade, which should have me set, greasy, pomped and slicker than that greased up deaf guy for maybe a few weeks.  There was once a time where the only Murray's I knew of were the mint variety, that time has passed.


Etching with Lloyd

Just learnt the toxic art of acid etching.  Here's the plate and a couple runs.  Another picture of Samuel Johnson because I'm so creative and like saving all my other great drawing ideas for like other stuff.


Playground Issue 2

In other news the illustrations I did for the burlesque feature in The Playground Magazine May 09 issue are available for download as a pdf and there's probably some hard copies somewhere too.


Keys are good but Keyholes are bad

Still trying to work out a narrative on this idleness stuff, going along the lines of a mixed media comic, got a touch of writer's block but I got the gist of it planned out and need to have one done in a week's time.  Jesus.  If you got time read Bertrand Russell's essay 'In Praise of Idleness' in favour of a 4 hour working day that in theory would make the world a better place buy making more people employed and less overworked and he bitches about universities and rich people and money and it's great.



Drypoint on Somerset

Drypoint on Hahnnemunle

I had a dream, I was driving a car in reverse gear with no license because I couldn't change gears properly when I drove forwards and the police were arresting all of the punks - because they were idling of course.
Here's some drypoint.  



The Last Idler

I'm doing a project on Idleness, as I have realised I myself am an Idler (in a bad way) and am trying to save myself from my lack of diligence before I die without a legacy. Been reading a bunch of stuff on Idleness written by Idlers, smart peoples them Idlers be.

I was once told by a great master, that no man ever excelled in painting, who was eminently curious about pencils and colours. - Samuel Johnson, The Idler, Sat. 18th Nov. 1758

this is why I can't paint for shit. Thank you Mr. Johnson.



The Trick

Clown. I did this in first year, and much later added the soundtrack (by Can). I never really finished it but it is my first animation and it's got a clown in it, so that makes it ok.