Wednesday, 4 May 2011

sea monster

i got lots of new pens today! and to celebrate i drew this colourful fella. yipeeee!

Monday, 2 May 2011

book review #4

Brazilian street artist Stephan Doitschinoff, also known as CALMA, creates such an instantly recognisable style, which is so thick with religious symbolism and spiritual content, that you'd have to have something wrong with you if you weren't completely drawn in after your first look.



Doitschinoff was raised in the church, in a Christian fundamentalist family. with his father being a minister in an Evangelical church, it's only natural that his upbringing is absorbed into his paintings and murals. even though i keep well away from religion on a whole, Calma's style (and the perfectly weathered texture of his work) have me flicking back and forth through this book for hours on end, wanting to know more.



i think the beauty of his work is that i do want to know more about what it all means, but at the same time i can stare oar-struck at the images and colours for so long with out even thinking or caring about what the meaning might be. it could mean Graham Clark is a cunt, but when the imagery is so powerful and brilliant, it really doesn't matter what the message might be. that's what good art is to me.



this book has a Q+A section with the artist, a great look into his past and his journeys, a mix of his black and white (and colourful) paintings, and an incredible selection of his murals in Sao Paulo when he revisited in 2005-08. these are insane (insanely good); the decayed facades of the buildings completely compliment the artistry, which in turn, perfectly reflects the community.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

decaffeinated


see what i mean; my desk is just full of random pictures of heads, stacks beyond stacks of pictures of heads...i'll get it sorted. here's a self portrait- i'm getting married in just over 7 weeks, it's no wonder i've aquired some big ol' bags under the my eyes, and my face is starting to resemble gordan ramsey's- creased as fuck. so excited though, our tickets to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter are booked, life is complete!! xo

some girl

i seem to draw an endless amount of floating heads, and i do have an idea as to how i'm going to bring them all together, now i just need to find some time to do it all. this picture was brought to you by lack of sleep and Being N-Dubs USA repeats xo