Monday, November 29, 2010

Chunkies, Skinnies, Inchies, and Twinchies

I opened an art group with the same title on a different art site. It has been open now for 10 days and it is by invitation only. There is a reason for that. Some people deem themselves artists because a parent or teacher is supporting them through encouragement and that it fine. Way to support the arts! However, in doing so, there are those who have not reached the status by which people would be happy to receive cards from especially when the recipients went through school and practiced their craft. In any event, it hasn't taken off as well as I had hoped. Nevertheless, it doesn't discourage me to continue to produce more cards then I ever have. I thought I would create a new card everyday for the New Year, but then I thought it would be too much pressure for me to go through. We will see in the coming weeks just before the New Year. With that I am posting cards that have already been traded, but if you see something that intrigues you, by all means - contact me here or through gmail, and I will contact you shortly thereafter.

These were fun to do and there are scores more. All but the one in green have been traded. It is funny I did two elderly and one middle aged card. i thought they were interesting and have so much character but wasn't as well received as I hoped; though the green middle aged one is still available.

I did get on a geisha kick and created some because of the interest of one woman. She flaked on me though but it still didn't take away from the others who were interested inn what was requested.

I found this culture so fascinating, I began drawing larger works along with other cultures. I will post them sometime next month. In the mean time, you can trade or purchase these cards and many others on and for the larger pieces of artwork please visit my gallery:

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Art Shows The Disposition of the Times or The Artist

I think when I draw I am at my most happiest. The colors exemplify this as well as the expressions; however there are those times where black and white will satisfy my creativity like no other medium. What it conveys to other is surprising to me. With these next few pics, try to understand even when I wasn't feeling too sexy, it still came through to where it is what people were asking me. How does it come through to you?

Here is another that caused people to stare.

And finally, I was trying not to have favorites with any of them, but couldn't help myself.

I recall being determined to make enough images to have a calendar. Too many times while in the midst of creating, the muse or mood is lost and you never get back to what you had the first thought to do. Not with these images though, Once I got started, I didn't stop until all twelve were completed. It was fun to do.

During the depression and war times, artist did try to create to help people not think of their current situation, but how successful were they? It was before my time. However now, the art work I have seen is of gore, death, and absolutely strange things. Don't artists care anymore to recreate a positive mood for the viewers anymore? Does the gore sell better than happier times? I wondered about the matter and still in finishing my first gothic image, I still couldn't manage to draw the carnage that has been going on in the news today.

Recently on another website, I listed what I liked and didn't like to receive with card swaps. My list consisted of what many artists like to draw, blood, gore, and carnage. Before finishing that list, people were so jovial with me and then the attitude changed. It was as if I dared to specifically request what seemed to have become their specialty. Why would it be a challenge to draw something more positive? Would that it could be artists to change the disposition of a nation, still Jesus is Lord!

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