Soon I’ll be posting you leaf dragons and figuring out how to be craftily profound and emulate Rembrandt again.
But in the meantime I am possibly further off the trajectory of my rocker than in the last post.
I sat and giggled at that drawing last night while tired and sitting on the sofa. Possibly at my incompetence, possibly at my competence, possibly at their faces.
The Randy on the far right was not boyish enough. Hence the one in the middle. He's hard to draw face on, no interesting contours are visible. John Cena melted.
Then there was this little compulsive monstrosity:
If you don't know what the originals look like, they look a little bit like this. Except in my mind they look more like my drawings.
Now I am going to add a little bit to this post. I wanted to be brief, but not so brief as to baffle with insufficiency of information. So am I adding a little something.
Most of the pictures I do of wrestlers aim to be beautiful and delicate. These ones aren’t, they aren’t quaint or ladylike, but whatever they are, I feel like I’m going through some really particular learning process. To sit down and monkey with the contours of somebody’s face is quite a curiously empowering experience. It has made me remember what’s possible when I sit down to draw, things that I could not have held or envisioned in my head. Things to do with manual dexterity and visual… IQ, I guess. Challenging my visual smartness.
Even though these are extremely frivolous and that’s mainly the point, I feel like attacking my next pompous and ambitious projects with a similar level of robustness and confidence. It’s something simple about the infinite potential of just sitting down and drawing, thinking with lines.
And I may need to alert some wrestling fans to these little bastards.
Because my mum just said ‘hmmmmmm’
And I hope to do a grey blog today.
Then I scribbled some fairies and crap for illustrations for a letter I'm writing.
And I've been writing lots of revolutionary thoughts in my grey blog.
Oh I also have a myspace now. You can be my friend if you like.
And here's something slow and slightly spooky and slightly more like what I'm going to be doing next:
The Monk in Charcoal -
2 hours ago