I was beginning to think it might be a little while before I can put up some nice finished new drawings that's like a culmination of the things I'm thinking about. So I'm just going to say a bit about the things I'm thinking about and the drawings will be poor and loose not in the good way.
I'm thinking about beardy Zeus gods from the thirty first century.
I'm thinking about Ulysses 31. Perhaps this will be hard to explain in a mere white blog.
I'm thinking about beardy classical blokes with no eyeballs.
I'm trying for now not to fall back on the wrestlers but to really think this thing through. My drawings have become increasingly in the service of bodies and wriggling forms. It's beginning to feel like I could do with full time life models/ naked people living in my house. Otherwise the wrestlers are the best source I have for writhing naked alive bodies. But for now I'm looking at what the statue men have and what I can do with it sans live flesh displays.
Picasso may provide some clues.
Picasso was a good cartoonist (in fact that's quite a sensible way of assessing him) but in his paintings of people he often didn't pay that much attention to specifics and 'genericised' them, whether he was doing these generic beardy pleasure blokes or monkeying with mushes as only he could.
Perhaps in my paintings and drawings of bodies, I don't have to stake so much of the 'fun' on getting a specific likeness or LEARNING a face in some way... as much fun as that is... perhaps I could be more careless like Picasso.
Anyway I explained this concept to Bob as Ulysses getting off his spaceship with his willy out. It's just one concept on my table.
Ulysses of the thirty first century has a distinctive frontal hair do.
Some of my beardy blokes are a bit fat and shy.
We find our minds wandering to chinnal concerns.
Here is a page dense with thinkings
The cyclops people are stumped.
This was not a Proper Blog.
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