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.


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.


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