a little bit of painting and a lot of strange drawings
On and off today I was painting this guy's spots...
..and going through my relief printmaking class sketch book looking for drawings within drawings and tracing the results for possible future carvings (while I was watching tv). It's funny...even as I was taking the photos just now, I was seeing even more creatures and objects in the same pages that I hadn't seen before. Perhaps this was because I was standing over them, looking down from a different perspective. I think Shaqe was pretty spot on when she said I'd be able to go back and keep finding more and more things in my "automatic"/intuitive drawings.
this sort of looked like a zebra-creature so I filled him in (image is on the far right of the notebook)
this looked like a leaf and a sort of woodland deity so I traced the head and added more of the leaves
some sort of really weird coloring book calf-ish creature?
a wolf/bear combo creature?
a guy and his talking dog creature?
some sort of little (red) riding hood owl-creature?
my nod to Portlandia's "Put a Bird on It"...LOL
the rest of these guys remind me of William Hessian's "Chubby Creatures" -- which I suppose is sort of fitting since William was the one who showed me this "automatic drawing" method
I like these guys but I like William's Chubby Creatures more
I probably wouldn't "see" these creatures if I wasn't aware of his, though
here are two versions of this guy --
this is version 1 -- running
version 2 -- leaping
I would call this one Prancy
this came from the same area, only with a different head
I pulled a lot of variations out of this area