Friday, September 12, 2014

MORE more other stuff

Dmitri Shostakovich! Stipples! I liked this one enough to actually sign it.
My sister bought me a big box of his symphonies (all 15 of them) for my birthday last weekend. I'm probably going to need some medication after listening to them all (which I plan on doing in fairly quick succession to, you know, get the whole picture) but I'm looking forward to it. Having said that, I've had a big box of Mahler symphonies for a couple of years now and I'm only now getting my head around his 3rd. Apparently, he did refer to it as his "monster" so I do feel a bit less intimidated than I once did.

More other stuff

This is that Weapon X kid again (AKA my son, Franklin).

More "Pepe le Egg" (and a dose of doggerel)

I have to admit that he's starting to creep out even me a bit. He's probably harmless (albeit really annoying) but maybe chemical castration would be for the best.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tricky bits? What do you mean?

I do realise - and I hereby apologise for it - that we've been malingering outside this door for what probably feels like forever. But next time we'll be moving on. To some other room in the house! Our little manager will think out loud! He'll make a list! And he'll refuse to ask his Mum for help because that would be less than totally awesome. And he may even get around to booking the band's first gig...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Other stuff (after Earle K. Bergey)

Mine's just a crappy sketch - it was an exercise in drawing directly with the pen and without corrections - and not a patch on the original (below) but I think mine at least looks like she might actually use the gun.

There's a whole heap of old Earle K. Bergey pulp covers here. And they're fabulous.

Friday, August 1, 2014

More stipples

This is based on an old photo reputed to be of Charlotte Bronte although the jury seems to be out,and it may be on of those little mysteries which never quite get sorted. Although if it really is her, the guy who painted this one took some liberties.