Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Quickie John started.

Here's a little one.  Literally a small picture.  The other one he drew on cardboard ~ which i posted a ways back, and *this* little sucker is the last one.

Way$hak did this one only about 5 or 6 inches wide.

It's pretty much done as is.. so kinda put off finishing it. Because i sorta like it, as is.

So here's an idea.. ever do this as a kid...

 ...cover up half or parts of a page, then ink or color it,

.. THEN peal off to see the contrast?  Might be fun to try.

Add some colored pencil..

a few different colors..

maybe some marker?

work in a little brow detail..

add some raw looking...

 ...grease pencil marks too.

dash of watercolor... acrylic highlights...

now to peal the surface paper off.

you know, no matter how much your mind knows there'll be a stark contrast,

it's always a shock to see... ! It even looks weird to me, and i draw it - (well, along with Jon.)

Not a perfectly solid clean line...

...yeah... some of the marker and colored pencil DID sneak through,

...but that's okay.

So there we are. Here's the cardboard one, and this smaller one together.

I promise i'm not plugging the Juxtapoz mag again, it just made a nice backdrop for this smaller picture - yeah, i'm a whore, but not that big a whore.  Okay. Maybe i am. never-mind.

( Note: ...forgot to upload the pic of both before, so here they are! )

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hair, Egrets, City-Trees, Re-drawing, Second-guessing.

Thanks for everyone's encouragement... we all need it and your words, however brief or long... are never lost on me.

By the way, as you've probably noticed by now... i like doodling hair. on potbelly. on women. i know that turns some people off, but i know you guys don't care. Hey, your getting of easy, i could drawing women look like Jenny Saville, (who's work inspires me to no end.)

I know, not everyone's cup of tea, that's cool.  Point is.. i'm impressed everyone's as accepting of my later stuff as they are. Speaks to how open minded my fans tend to be.

Been playing catch up on the Art book prep.... and pushing through issue 3 of the Hollows... plus gearing up for a sister blog to this one i'm tweaking.. might give you another place to look for cool stuff.

I'm always divided on what to throw up online... or what to throw in the art book. i want *some* stuff unseen so it doesn't just seem like a rehash of blog art, so a little of both hopefully.

If there are fashion paintings for example, i'll try to show some process or a different angle on it, to make it worth a second peak at it.

Just trying to avoid " ooh crap, i've already seen this stuff." but in a way an art book is collected stuff anyhoo isn't it? Probably just over thinking it. that should me on my tombstone, huh?

"Here lies sam kieth: a guy... who though waaaaaay to much." - yeah, sounds about right.

Been on a egret kick lately.. there's a few at a near by lake...

.. i'm amazed by how their necks contort and coil down into their bodies.

here i'm just trying to keep the body and beak simple and soft, 'under-illustrated'..

...trying to concentrate he focus on this birds eye and face. that's the goal anyhoo.

Also to draw something out of my comfort zone, even if it misses the mark, it gets me slightly outside of chubby, abstract of romanticized fashion women i usually fall into doing.

here's a hollows tree obviously. I was thinking of doing some oversized hollow trees... 'city trees' , whatever their called. Might be fun and i bet they'd look impressive in a big-ass painting canvas too.

meanwhile.. i've posted this one before, but i keep adding to it - funny how i keep going back in and re-adding to old sketches i've done,

thus i have to RE-scan finished sketchbook pages already dropped into the art books.  But maybe that will just make it more interesting, unless you got attached to an old version i did- too late. sorry.

i'm sure a lot of you guys to this.. keep re-doodling on an old drawing...

for better..... or sometimes, worse.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Just more weird Sam Crap...

One teaser image to hopefully grab your attention...

But it all began with this blurry little scribble.

I accidentally dropped this pen on it's tip, damaged it - which cause it to make two lines where it should make one.

Kinda cool effect it made, but once the inks runs out of this pen - that's it. I doubt dropping it on a hard plastic surface AGAIN... will make it split like this.

No idea where this eye will go, or the little scribble below it i've started.

But  since i'm overwhelmed by Hollows deadlines, i need to draw *something* TOTALLY  disconnected with a story this morning.

Funny how whatever your drawing, even if it's something you like, becomes a job. Finishing elbows, feet, and filling in panel borders.

that stuff WILL happen...but for this morning, i wanna totally screw this one drawing up.

Screw up the eyes in particular, even more so than usual.

Okay, here's where it really goes south... multiple eyes. Maybe the word is "surreal" rather than 'screw up', as it's pretty obviously deliberate isn't it?

Haven't seen the Juxtipoz interview yet.  Copies are coming. Vassillis wrote and said he'd read it already. Very weird to hear feedback from an interview you gave you haven't read yet.

All you can do is hope you don't make a total dork of yourself. But that's nothing new for me. Kinda a relief really, making mistakes.

Everyone having a blog is sorta like everything having their own yard sale in their front lawn. It's all out there, whatever you write or draw, for better or worse.  Exposed. shared.

Sorta like this face.

Heard from Josh Hagler too, he's doing good, such an amazing painter. He said my being willing to embrace my mistakes may be the greatest thing i have to offer fans. Sorta like a link between amateur  and professional artists. Self taught. Outsider art. Art Brut. Low brow.

if it's true, i'm flattered. Most of my favorite artists in other fields all dabbled in work that seems flawed or perilously close to chaos... Jim Jarmusch, Henry Darger, Don van Vliet, Steve Reich.

Not all those guys were self taught, but some of their work is abstract enough to cause a lot of people scratching their heads in dismay.

which isn't so bad, is it?