Thursday, June 28, 2007

Wrestling is still fun





Some of these drawings are leftovers and anomalies from earlier eras.





What the heck is this? What possessed me? Sometimes when I try to assimilate cartoon influences things go a bit ungainly. John K just did another post about 'cute' and I think I might be an unmaster of cute, like McKimson. I'm rubbish. Maybe I have a man gene in my drawing lobes. But maybe I haven't tried hard enough for cute, maybe I'm beating about the bush looking for something obscure:









I was never going to post this one because I thought it was stiff and clumsy, then I looked at gaping John up on the rough drawings wall, and he acquired a certain pathos there by himself on the big blue expanse of paper, seemingly gaping in total incomprehension:





These are drawings that I reckon I learn from. Stuff about poise and bodies and thighs and bulges and face lumps, and bulges. Important stuff.



















6 comments:

Scott said...

Aside from always having the best content, your blogs always have the best tags. I hope someone is, as I type, searching the web for "unmaster of cute".

Chloe Cumming said...

The cute thing is a conundrum. I guess it's a matter of... do I want to do cute things?

I don't want to do fully unambiguously ugly things. I want them to have an element of cute or appeal or something.

Gotta do more pretty things. I worry about how my mum's heart must sink when she sees another post of gurning wresler heads. Sigh.

Marlo Meekins said...

wow this is all amazing. The first drawing has a lot of mood, has the ability to really set your emotions off. It's a dramatic drawing and somehow still has some humor in it. i love the loose quality too. thanks for your comments and welcoming me back into blogland!

Chloe Cumming said...

Ahh, thank you Marlo!

I think ahhhhhhh is English for Awwwwww

I wanted to go into technicolour by now with the blog, just thought I was due for technicolour, but I wanted to assert that thing about wrestling being fun so I got a bit frenzied with the biros.

Sean Worsham said...

I'd like to see how you'd translate Chris Benoit into a drawing. I can see your drawings making it into editorial magazines especially considering the recent controversey with him. Ever thought to give it a shot?

Chloe Cumming said...

Hi Sean

I have drawn Chris Benoit a few times. I don't know. I'm not comfortable with cashing in on this situation as such.

I could do a little post with the drawings I have done of Benoit, in a matter of fact kind of way, but even that might feel a bit weird.

I did that one of him as a Seraph a couple of years ago.

Basically as someone who actually likes wrestling and who was familiar with benoit as an apparently nice decent person, I find it all quite unpleasant.

Wrestling is coming in for a bit of media scrutiny, and the stuff about steroids and working conditions might actually have a good outcome if wrestlers' lives are made a little healthier by some new regulation. But I'm on wrestling's side, basically. Less with the dwelling on the horror. Less with the assuming them all scumbags. I know that's not what you were suggesting, but still, I don't want to participate in that.

But also, yes, broadly, maybe I could submit drawings to magazines.

Hmmmmmm

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