Monday, December 31, 2018

Postcards: Objects for Mary

I wish I had added a shadow to the stamp.  Ah well.

Postcards: A bowling ball man

I saw a coworker clearly look around for someone on the dock, and so asked who they were look for.  I must've obviously not recognized the name, because it was further clarified with "a bowling ball man."  Now I'm not sure what exactly was said to me either time, but the phrase "bowling ball man" gave me the greatest mental image, even if it is not actually what was said.  So here you go, what I think when I hear or imagine a bowling ball man.

Because I have a completely normal sibling relationship, I sent this to Jen and she encouraged me to better define his butt and add some pant creases.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Postcards: Just a shell

 Sometimes inspiration strikes!  Sometimes it doesn't.  I was sent the card from this video.  Pretty cool, right?  So I responded with an equally cool card and video, right?  Right?  Guys?  No?  I had a shell and I drew that shell, but it was far from stunning.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Postcards: Ads

Every now and then I just want to share materials from vintage magazines as-is.  For some reason, magazines are almost never conveniently formatted for gluing articles and images to a 4x6 piece of paper.  What's that all about?  With the previous formatting woes in action, I chopped up and glued back together these ads in an attempt to capture as much of the feeling of the original as possible.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Postcards:The Rat

Our apartment is filled with art, and so I picked up one of the little sculptures we have and sat down to draw.  Here is a little rat sculpture, sitting on top of a box camera.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Postcards: Animal Frame

I was so pleased with how the layered card for Matthias turned out, I tried the technique again.  Did I plot it all out again?  No.  And I paid for it.

I really like these old prints and wanted to use them for a frame.

Such a graphically laid out person, and looking off the page!  A delightful element.  Does it have anything to do with the previously chosen frame?  Well...

The foreground and midground combined leave almost no visible background.

So I used a bunch of eyeballs, hoping at least the black and white aspect would relate the back to the front.

Eh.  Eh.  It looks like a frame with a stock photo like you would find at Michaels.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Postcards: A Toy Horse

This is a horse that has been in the family a while.  Honestly, I wish I had researched/recorded a little more about its path to me.  It's heavy, brown and gold.  I cleaned it up a little before drawing it.  I decided to draw it in response to postcard that was partially colored with wine; I was inspired to use the walnut ink made by my father.  I really tried to build it up to portray the highlights and shadows of the metal.  Mixed success.  The wheels were very challenging.

Fun Fact: similar horses are sold as Indian Temple Toys.

Antique Indian Temple Toys : India Brass Horse Bronze Camel