Friday, April 29, 2011

Studio Roof 04.28.11

It's been a long time since I posted some roof photos. I've been so busy in the studio that I rarely get up to the roof. Which is shameful, of course. The first photo was taken facing south(ish) in the afternoon, the other facing north(ish) in the evening.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Indianapolis Finished: 4.25.11

So I started this drawing on February 10. Now I'm done. I might have to add one or two tiny things--and I have to cut it off the board. But, really, I'm done. Chicago is next.

Indianapolis 4.24.11

The Indianapolis map drawing will be done by the end of the week. Or maybe tomorrow. Who knows?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Indianapolis 4.19.11

So I've now listed all of the buildings on the map which are currently numbered. 435 buildings so far, I think. I am still sussing out the details for New Indianapolis so it might yet be a bit before the thing is finished. But an end is in site._

This drawing is kind of huge in terms of what is going into it. The rule I've imposed: everything in the map must come from my memories during the time I spend in Indianapolis (1971-1995.) So everything in the drawing is either a.) a direct memory b.) something poetical and tangentially related to some of these memories or c.) complete fantasy cooked up during the last year (map, flags and heraldry, general mythology of Western Refractoria) . . . a lot of which, of course, came from my Dungeons and Dragons days back in Indianapolis.

Musically, I've been working my way through Miles Davis's In Concert: Live at Philharmonic Hall. It's an old album--in fact, it dates back to my final months in Indianapolis in 1995. That's probably not an accident. But it's electric Miles at his weirdest and most hypnotic.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Indianapolis 04.15.11 (Arrogate Heights)

This fortified community (with its own private garrison--the Fingernail Keep (in brown)--abutting the southern boundary) is where all of the wealthy/ruling class reside in Indianapolis. A bunch of smug, cozy cunts. Enjoy.

Indianapolis 04.14.11 (The Palimpsest and the Lower Palimpsest)

The Lower Palimpsest is also know as Sluttytown (due to the high concentration of brothels) and the Warehouse District (due to the high concentration of slutty warehouses.)

Okay. Old and Halfway Indianapolis inked, painted and numbered. On to New Indianapolis. I'm thinking this will be done in ten days or so.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Indianapolis 04.10.11

I finished another section of town. I haven't named the neighborhood yet. I will. I really can't wait until I get to the Chicago map. It will probably take me six months to finish. But it's going to be tits.

Carry on.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Indianapolis 04.07.11

Yet another slice of Indianapolis finished. I think I'm calling this section of town Deity City because of all of the temples/churches/etc. located in and around Allisonville Road.