Thursday, August 02, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

City of Sociopaths 06.29.12

Finally, I think I solved the problem of what the buildings should look like for the City of Sociopaths. When I started the Chicago map last summer, I was looking at two sources--the late 18th c. Horwood map of London and the 1739 Turgot map of Paris. I loved the style of the Paris map--the detail on each of the buildings is enthralling--but I ended up emulating the simplicity (relative to Turgot's work) of the London map. I just didn't feel up to the challenge for working from such a complicated model.

Well, I guess I feel more confident now. The Chicago map--working a regular 8-ish hour day, 7 days a week--took roughly four months to finish. So this drawing is going to take forever. The     quarter is for scale. The full image gives you an idea of what lies ahead.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

That was a brief darkness. I KNEW I would do this. Fuck.

Lymouthian Lobster Priest. 7" x 10.25"

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Going Dark

I don't think I'll be posting here for a while. I'm tired of posting these small, incremental updates on drawings that take weeks and months to finish--I look at this blog as a visitor and this endeavor seems tedious to me; I'm also no longer waxing as verbose as I did two or three years back. Finally, after six years of posting here a few times a week, I get maybe 10-15 hits a day. Very few of these visits are from regular readers, mostly random people landing on the site from Google searches on graph paper, wood grain drawings, trilobites, megalodons, etc.

So I'll be back at some point. Maybe. We'll see.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Pale Alphabet (Scanned)

Here are scans of the first twelve characters of the Pale Alphabet created while on retreat in Florida: ullum, wullum, am-wullum, deleph, geleph, amob, archon, paleh, misk, ravyem, sullig, and osced

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hermitage Artist Retreat: Over

I got back last night. There was a line of 300+ people waiting for taxis--the line ran the entire length of the sidewalk in front of the terminal--so I opted for the bus. Got on the wrong bus, naturally. It dropped me off at the 7 eventually but it added 45 minutes to my trip home. I got home sweaty and angry as fuck. Oh, and I found out that I have 2.5 weeks of unemployment left. After that, everything comes out of savings. It's really great to be back in NY. Fantastic.

I'll be posting various photos over the next few days. Or not. The black dogs are with me right now.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hermitage Artist Retreat: Day 16

Sorry for the delay. I had an empty tank for a few days. But thinking-walks along the beach in the morning gave me a lot of raw material.

This is the Colossus of Buttermaker. He is an 125' automaton possessing immeasurable strength and he's virtually immune to damage. Not sure what I'm going to do with him yet but he's alive. (You control him by entering the head via the right ear canal and utilizing the controls in his head.)