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Joined and figured I'd start a sketchbook.
Most of my work is 2D mixed media: markers, spray paint, latex, acrylic, etc.
Influences include: Caravaggio, Arthur Rackham, Gil Elvgren, Norman Rockwell, Kerry James Marshall, Donato Giancola, Larry Elmore, Banksy, math rock, cut n' paste punk flyers, graffiti, bourbon/rye...
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sketch: bic pen, latex on cardstock. 5x7ish.
sketch: a Dandy Emu, markers, latex on pastel paper. 5 x 7ish.
The Mailbox Trio, latex, spray paint, markers on paper. 12x22
paper cut detail
Last edited by FMF; September 6th, 2010 at 10:20 PM.
2 more sketchbook type things.
textgirl, collage, pastel, gesso, ink on cardstock. 6x8 or so
coffee happy, coffee, spray paint, marker, pencil, latex, doily. 8x10
a Travis Millard quote:
"Making art is a really lonely process. You spend alot of time by yourself, hunched over a desk. It's alot of solitary time and it can be a bit of a head trip.... I would sometimes get depressed and not know what I was going to do next.
"Mel [note: Mel Kadel; artist / Travis's girlfriend] is a real stabilizer for me, keeping my head in a good place. She's good at saying, 'Let's take a walk for 10 minutes' - whereas if she didnt, I probably wouldnt take a walk for a week. We walk, and I come back invigorated"
Man, you've got some killer ideas. I'd love to see more of your work.
something a bit more finished...
spray paint, latex, acrylic, ink, vinyl on wood panel
latex, marker on pastel paper. 9x12
colored pencil, pen on coffee sleeve.
clipped quote in muh sketchbook:
Glenn E. Friedman...
"All of a sudden I'm looking at magazines and seeing photos that are out of focus, not composed, as if you just don't give a shit...
Don't just capture the moment; you have to capture it in a way that's respected. Just like you do with art, you're interpreting things and speaking to people, but you're doing it articulately, you're doing it as a true master. That's the kind of art I respect, people who respect their own forms.
You know Larry Clark, Terry Richardson, that aesthetic? It's zero. It's nothing, it's worthless. It tears down everything that every great photographer has tried to build."
I love Glenn's aesthetic and that he has the balls to actually give a clear and honest opinion.
I like how you bring in cut paper to your artwork. ^_^
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)
nice stuff dude...so urban influenced
^thnx. a.d. and inspector
latex, marker on brown paper. 8x10ish
I paste quotes I come across and like into my sketchbooks, too.
related to the "low-brow / pop-surrealism" type art...
"I think I was part of the second wave. Now we're into the third and fourth waves, and the thing has gotten really big, with lots of people now embracing it and collecting this kind of work. My biggest problem with the 'movement' now is that a lot of the work seems very derivative. People who are biting established styles are becoming successful very quickly. I think things have gotten a little watered down."
-Eric White, 01/2008
Che Lives! or rather, the cult of Che won't die.
5x6ish, acrylic, marker on paper
One, Two, Three, Repeater
8x10. latex, markers, colored pencil, acrylic, letraset on cardstock
oil pastel on paper.
5x6ish, latex, markers, spray paint on paper