Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert)

Creativity…

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“My life is a story of almosts – I am almost a writer and almost an artist, so I do this for a living.” – Charles M. Schulz

Quick Quote

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The Final Rose…

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And another season of The Bachelorette comes to an end – and likely, in 6 months or so, Emily and Jef’s ‘engagement’.

Call me a cynic.

Picture this – in your every day life…with all the details of an average day…work…small moments with your loved ones…sad…happy…whatever…can you imagine functioning while a camera records your every move? In fact, toss in the lights, make-up, crew, director and so on, and it would be impossible to be even remotely authentic or genuine.

That’s why I find the ubiquitous Bachelor franchise so fascinating – it seems to hit some kind of sweet spot in our cultural psyche, and never fails to generate big bucks for ABC. Clearly, we all love to sit in on the drama-fest, even if it’s kinda/sorta faked. It’s like watching a trainwreck without the carnage – just fake, pre-packaged emotions for our entertainment.

In a television landscape littered with ‘junk food’, The Bachelor series is the ultimate, and millions of us lap it up like a candy bar buffet, washed down with Slurpees.

‘Burp’.

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Sunday Misc.

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More Sketchbook randomness…

The photo is a particular favorite of mine…I wonder what they’re fixing up…gutters? New countertops?

 

 

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Caricature Stuff

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In my illustration work, I occasionally do caricatures, and in recent years, I’ve gravitated toward a more stylized approach – graphic and simple, emphasizing shapes and what I refer to as ‘essence’, rather than specificity. Here’s a recent piece of one of my favorite bands, The Black Keys. I have quite a few more coming and I’ll share as they get completed.

 

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