Sunday, July 3, 2011

365 Day 184

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?












alpaca-ish guy













my nod to Portlandia's "Put a Bird on It"...LOL












sleeping kitty












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

2 comments:

williamhessian said...

these are really amazing. its funny because your sketches are now inspiring me to do more automatic drawing things in my books, which i dont normally do a lot of. I really like your results, you are very good at finding lovable and/or interesting characters in your pages. Are the tracing paper images going to be wood blocks?

Took said...

The tracing paper images will probably become carvings eventually -- most likely lino cut blocks.

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