Sunday, December 16, 2007

Last sketches from life class 07














I have to say it was an absolute pleasure to sketch this model. You may say, dear blogger, that these sketches are done in a Schiele fashion. But by god, the model! was built as if Schiele made her, himself. This is probably the last posting this year. I'll have some new stuff in '08.
I wish everybody a happy holidays.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wallpaper Special (SheLord)

Originally this wallpaper was available on SpookyArt.com.
The website was a hub for artists that primarily catered to the darker genre of art. SpookyArt officially shut down a couple weeks ago. Anyway I'm taking this opportunity to share one of my favorite inks, in wallpaper format. I hope you guys enjoy it. It'll be up for a couple days. When you click on the image it'll come up in it's wallpaper size. Then just click 'set as background'. If it fits your screen.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Separation




The past is here again,


with each step I take.


Is it here to stay?


Or like an old photograph,


is it going to fade away?


In yellows and grays


this perhaps, is the last show


of the old days.


Things to remember.


Things to forget.


All this brought on by the walk


and the rain.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Friday, November 2, 2007

Drawings from work











If I have a moment I like to draw on my job. And a moment is really as mnuch time as I have- between the customers and all.
I highly recommend the movie CONTROL, about the late singer of Joy Division.



Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sketch for Three Singers

The idea for this piece came when I was at a concert. I was observing the main singer, he was at a particular angle to me (similar to that in the sketch). I realized that the singer's body became like a tool. The mouth, the neck, then the rib cage with part of the stomach- in short- an instrument that makes beautiful sounds. That sort if is it, in a nut shell.
Also, I have to confess that I've been down and out again. I've been going to a live-model drawing session every week to keep myself sharp. Since I do spend majority of my life behind a popcorn stand. But lately, even after this, I come out kinda depressed.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Napkin art +color





I've been doing drawings at work on napkins and these are the most recent. Having said that, I feel that I have to step away from the computer and go and work on some actual art. So, I may not post anything for a week or so, then I can got back to posting something every week as before. I know I created this blog as a showcase for my inks and drawings, but I feel there still has to be a standard- or rather a genuine feeling on my part that I'm just not "feeding the bog".







Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Notes from the Fortress of Solitude- Fortress of self reflection?






I once said that if one has no friends, than he should keep his books for intellectual company. But, I've grown tired of reading.




In some aspects, dialog is flawed. Partly because, when one person talks, the other thinks of what to say. While in reading one digests the information and comes to conclusions with more clarity.




Have I intentionally burned the bridges? Or simply pretended they're not there. I can no longer see the outside, or I actually see it very sharply- and I'm acting accordingly.




If you don't know who or what your are, I cannot imagine you surviving. Nothing else in this world knows such confusion.




If you find me to look like shit, behold, I am the preminision of the unhappy tomorrow.



Tuesday, September 18, 2007

drawings from the "Barachiel" sketchbook 03/04






















There wasn't many notes in this sketchbook. I was still in school, my friend was making a 3-D movie about the Egyptian after-life and he asked me to come up with concepts for it- nothing came out of it, except for a couple of drawings. I also had an intrest in Tribalism. I spent countless hours in the MET looking at the African art. The rest of the drawings were used for illustrations and other projects. I know that the drawings are crude, but the ideas are still usable. And after all, doesn't it all start with an idea? At the back of the sketch book, I saw a list I wrote of the CDs I was listening to then (even though I remembered immediately).
- David Bowie- Earthling
- NIN- Spiral Down
- David Bowie- Low
- Depeche Mode- Songs of Faith and Devotion
- Kraftwerk- Computer Love
- Brian Ferry- Mamouna