Sunday, December 7, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Dmitri Shostakovich again.
Sahelanthropus tchadensis was, apparently, an early human ancestor ca 6-7 million years ago. Its bones were dug up in Chad, as the name would suggest.
I think I'm getting the hang of this scraperboard/scratchboard thing.
And my Great Auntie Nora. Nora died before I was born so she's not around to complain that I did a bit of a crap portrait of her. In the photo I had, she looks all gorgeous and doe-eyed and willowy in a kind of turn-of-the-last-century way. Sadly, I think I've rendered her looking a bit like a doe-eyed and willowy Greek transvestite.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
No Eggmen this week (yet - the week's not quite over so I might still get one up). The school holiday is on so it's a bit hard to concentrate. What I have been able to do though is sit at my table and obsessively put thousands of tiny ink dots on paper in the shapes of people.
Here's Melanie Klein.
And Erik Satie.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
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.
Friday, August 29, 2014
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
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 8, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
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.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Here's another smattering of drawings from my little early morning drawing session; in the quiet, dark part of the day before other people start moving around the house. I tend to pick a subject on a whim and usually find I'm not interested in drawing the same thing over an extended stretch of days but, for a whole week a while back I was really liking lizards. Here are a couple of blue-tongues and a skink.
During the warmer months our garden almost seethes with skinks like this one (below). They're about as long as your finger. I think they're drop-dead cute but that's only a function of size, I suppose. We usually have a few scuttling around the lounge room floor which I like a lot but it's a bit of a downer when you go to vacuum under the rug and find a flat little lizard corpse there.