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we can fly a kite

August 22, 2007

in the past few weeks, the weather has been so nice – so heres a drawing about it:

thanks to Charlene Chua over at Illustrophile for featuring me on her art/illustration blog. it’s just getting started but she’s already posted up a lot of great folks, it’s an honour to be amongst them! i’d also like to welcome everyone who checked out my TCAF post the other day, and thanks to Christopher Butcher, Heidi MacDonald and all the other fine folks who mentioned my blog with respect to the festival. i’m looking forward to TCAF twenty-ought-nine.

more pictures of birdies and such after the jump:-)

caw-caw!: this time around, i used gouache instead of acrylic paint – i think i like the feel of it more.

here are some of the things i used to do as a kid during the summer, like flying kites and going fishing (although not for birds). thinking about those nice days and looking at how good the weather has been made me want do it all over again.

seeing as how the past two pieces featured a circle and a square, i wanted this one to have some kind of large triange. i did a few roughs working out everything from large carrots, to inverted pyramids and dunce-caps, but at the end i thought that maybe a big balloon worked best. sometimes you just know when piece is working out and when it isn’t, i’m sure you know what i’m talking about.

this was supposed to be the last in this series of long format drawings, it has been a fun challenge trying to work within these constraints and also working on a series. looking at some of the more positive aspects of the themes i’m looking at. i’ve since come up with a few more ideas that are too fun to pass up so i may come back to these again.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2007 6:13 pm

    kite is the new graphite.

    i bought pulphope. *stare*.

  2. August 22, 2007 7:05 pm

    so lovely ❤

  3. August 22, 2007 7:13 pm

    hey thanks tessar, annie:-)
    bonus kite fact: my dad used to make kites as a kid, maybe we can make one together!

    i’m loving pulphope right now – i find it best taking it in quick bursts of inspiration, otherwise i kind of get overwhelmed. the essays are pretty neat – especially his thoughts on erotica/pornography.

    my biggest beef would have to be the resolution on some of the images, there is some noticible pixelization, which is such a big no-no, especially for an art book.

  4. August 22, 2007 7:31 pm

    haha, kite the new graphite…hmmm.

  5. August 22, 2007 7:42 pm

    arg… stop teasing about pulphope…

    gah, maybe my parents would opt for an early birthday present?

    and just to be different, i love me those birds.

  6. August 22, 2007 8:09 pm

    i didn’t even notice that kite and graphite rhymed – i guess i’m not cut out for hip-hop after all.

    john: the birds were fun to draw, at first some of them had thick eye brows but i got rid of that since it was too distracting. if you look you can see one has teeth, haha.
    oh, and pulphopepulphopepulphopecomicsdestroyer, nyanyanya.

  7. August 22, 2007 8:30 pm

    haha, i just noticed the one with teeth.
    and: nananananananaicanthearyounanananananana….. ?

  8. tessar permalink
    August 23, 2007 1:22 am

    i agree man.. i just bought amalgam too, kent williams’ recent book and they are just too much to have in one sitting. a good way to both inspire and discourage.. you get what i mean.

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