Sunday, August 31, 2008

Pseudo Lomography

I'm not sure this is going anywhere, but recently I have been playing around with optics and digital photography. All of this emerged out of a curiousity about lomography. And giant robots. I got some plastic lenses from a science surplus site, and I've been recombining them to make myself a holga webcam with horrible lens distortion. Hmmm... trendy, interesting.

Robot 1

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Frog and Deep Sea Diver

Deep Sea Diver and Frog
Yesterday I sent off this postcard of my little deep sea diver. I played up the negative space a bit more than usual because I thought it was a particularly nice shape and helped offset some of the compositional problems of cutting off the frog. The diver guy has a real copper helmet, and that blue around the ear is actual verdigris.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Still Life with Dinosaurs

DinosaurSketchI'm up in Maine on vacation, explaining the recent resurgence in landscapes. But out back on the porch I found a trunk full of large dinosaur toys, and I love the expressions on them- scary, but almost comical. In the evenings I've been trying to sketch them. Then yesterday I went to a little local fair and came across an old deep sea diver toy. Without delving into the psychological ramifications, as a kid I always wanted armor, a wet suit, or a deep sea diving equipment. So, in the evenings after chores, poking around, and painting all day, I've been setting up a little still life to do some ink sketches. I could do this for a living.

Dinosaurs and Deep Sea Diver