Posts Tagged ‘drawing’

All the world’s a stage…

October 2, 2008

Generally speaking, my drawings are randomly placed next to each other with no particular story to tie them together.  Chaos and randomness reign, and the result is pointless, directionless drawings which have no hope that their existence has a purpose because, frankly, it doesn’t.  Yes, I create little existential doodles.  Poor things.

All that to say that some of my drawings do have a point.  That is, on the very rare occasion, I do happen to draw an actual scene.  I have several of those to share today.

This beauty was actually the first doodle I created at Bible school.  I had gone an entire year without drawing, simply wasting precious class time listening and taking notes when I could have been creating masterpieces.  What I love about this drawing is the absolute randomness of it.  The angry sailor…the other stick man, covering his eyes in horror…the shark with a serious case of TMJ/CDTS (Crappily Drawn Tail Syndrome)…it’s all so perfect.

And, yet another stick man threatening a large, aquatic creature with a harpoon in a non-aquatic environment.  This guy looks more nervous than angry, though.  And, who wouldn’t be?  That whale appears to be a giant PEZ dispenser…who knows what kind of havoc he could cause if allowed to roam free. (If you’re looking for an explanation for this drawing, read the caption…”Whaling Wall”…punny…)

Okay, I clearly had some messed up concept of what the solar system looks like.  Let’s all take a moment to remind ourselves through Schoolhouse Rock exactly what order the planets go in (for the record, I hate Interplanet Janet with a burning passion and I really want to know 1. Why she has to be from a “future world” and how that even makes sense and 2. Why Janet, clearly a creeptastic robot, has a “womanly figure”…actually, maybe I don’t want to know that…).

Also, I absolutely love that the moon is large enough to swallow the sun in one gulp in this picture…not to mention poor Saturn back there, who will no doubt be a midnight snack for the out-of-control Moon Monster.

This picture says a lot about my personality.  The animals I chose to draw were clearly unique.  Where else can you find a rabbit, one of the sheep that thoroughly ignored Babe, a snail, a squawking bird, a turtle/pizza thing and an armadillo that is in the process of being struck by lightning all in the same drawing?  The playful creatures are all frolicking (or twitching in pain, as the case may be) outside of a cave which I think we’re supposed to believe is their shared home.  Right.  ‘Cause snail slime on sheep’s wool will work out really nicely.

I think this drawing is a cry for help.  I’m telling the world that no one has taken me to a circus in recent enough years for me to actually remember what one looks like.  This is my depiction of what I think might have happened at some circus, somewhere.  Why there is a lion waiting patiently for the tightrope walker to falter so it can have a tasty snack, I simply don’t know.

This isn’t a scene, I know, but I just really wanted to mention that during my first week of Bible school, I took notice of one particular administrator who I really thought looked like the Grand Duke from Rock-a-Doodle (the owl guy in the background of the linked picture).  I noticed this owl drawing was placed rather strategically next to notes from a lecture by this administrator and was greatly amused.

DIY commentary

September 28, 2008

Sunday is the day of rest.  So, I think I’ll just post a picture and you can write your own commentary.

Hungry for learning…or pie

September 25, 2008

There was a time when I went to school from 8am to 12pm. Basically, I feel sorry for anyone who teaches a class ending at 12pm, because you know every student is thinking less about math figures and more about what they’re going to stuff in their gullet as soon as they’re dismissed.

This was obviously the case for me one fine winter day. The following is a sample of one page of notes, which we shall dissect further following initial observation.

Clearly, I was being starved in such an inhumane fashion that even weird, squiggly balls of fluff (dust bunnies? broccoli?) looked appetizing enough to be served alongside cake and pie.

First of all, this is lasagna. Yes, lasagna. “Who draws lasagna?” one may ask. Probably a girl who spent a lot of money, time, effort and emotion to pull together a fabulous lasagna dinner only to have it criticized and picked apart. Or, you know, maybe just some weird chick. Whatever.

What I really do wonder, though, is when I drew this. Was it before the dinner, in anticipation of the big event? Or was I drawing after the dinner as some sort of consolation or therapy?

French bread goes with lasagna. That’s pretty much a fact. The French bread I made was stuffed with garlic and cheese and amazing spices and was so good, I’m getting hungry right now thinking about it.

This pie (which I have never in my life made properly) appears to be bending in a concave fashion from the bottom, which I find amusing. Also, I think the crust is actually a cleverly disguised bowling ball.

Mmmm…cake.

“What is that?” you might shout, pounding your fists in frustration. “It doesn’t look like anything edible…or inedible! What kind of artist are you?”

I’ll tell you what kind of artist I am. I am the kind of artist who deviates from the norm and, instead of drawing a traditional doughnut, draws a crueller that has been beaten in on all sides with a screwdriver. That’s the kind of artist I am.

I’m not sexist

September 24, 2008

People are always fun things to draw as there are so many variations to choose from.  In this selection, you will notice the many different types of people I have chosen to draw in the past.

This particular piece seems to favor women, although that is where the discrimination ends.  As you can see, whether you are a beauty queen (largest head), a dowdy librarian/Peanuts character (bottom head), pig-nosed (top head) or simply a face without anything else attached to it, you still have a chance to be featured in my artwork.  And, though the beauty queen is clearly the central figure in this piece, that’s not to say that the supporting cast isn’t important.  They’re all very special, each in their own way.

The floating head over to the side actually bothers me less than the unrecognizable face of the girl with the body.

I assume we were discussing Roman soldiers that day…

This piece just has so much.  Let’s dissect it into smaller parts, shall we?

On drawings like these, I find it interesting to question what I drew first.  Did I draw a horrifying potato man before deciding that he needed a footprint on his face?  Or did I draw the foot first and simply run out of room to finish the head?  The world may never know…

Yet another Peanuts-worthy character.  I’m a regular Charles Schultz!

Scary baby?

There are so many questions to ask about this portion of the piece…the main one being: OH MY GOSH, WHY HAS AN EYE TURNED INTO A BUG?

I saw The Goonies last weekend for the first time.  And, though I had never seen the character before then, I now wonder if I was somehow subconsciously attempting to draw Sloth.

And, finally, the premier piece in this collection…

I’d like to apologize to everyone in the human race for drawing this.  None of you look like that.  Really.