Monday, January 25, 2010

Rained Out/That's what we have pencils for

The last face card of the recent series was left in the Fragrance Garden at Golden Gate Park. The weather was not conducive to drawing, so I only got what is below . Below was done without putting in a pencil outline, and is more successful as to textures than proportions. Anyway, I though it might be interesting to compare the two.
O tempora! O mores! Edit: Just returned from the post office, where I observed a young man with two almost face-sized faces silkscreened on the posterior of his jeans (this brought a very rude Monty Python song to mind) , a very fit looking woman with a remarkably clear-eyed gaze who had just returned from Antrarctica, and a man who told the clerk that he had attached a stamp to one of his envelopes through an accident. Humanity, go figure.

16 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I can imagine a mice family living under that sketch of the bell.

Poet in Residence said...

Yesterday I went to the Kino Museum and watched a silent film from the early 1920's. A bicycle shop owner hid a brand new Rudge bicycle in the Vienna Woods and whoever found it could keep it. Before we got to the interesting bit the film broke. C'est la vie.

Not much chance of rain here; probably more snow tomorrow.

Jasmine said...

I love your 3d collages. i wouldn't have thought of doing it like that. Maybe i will try and do some simple ones with Naomi, she loves collage.

Celeste Bergin said...

whoever finds the royal guy under the bell will be delighted. This reminds me that I found a ceramic in my neighborhood and it had a card attached to it asking the finder to do a good deed. I did as instructed! It is a magical thing to come across something that seems like it was meant for you to find!
beautiful bell sketch too.

Steve said...

Definitely love the serious graininess of it... texture is good.

Ginga Squid said...

Fab textures - must be odd without a pencil outline first. Don't think I could do that!

Titus said...

I love the sketch of the bell, and, from a Japanese Tea Garden, it just looks so English Country Churchyard. I can't work out whether that's a quality of the drawing, or the subject.

As for the card collage - Wow! Should I recognise the face? Why do I think I almost do? Have I ever eaten there?

ArtSparker said...

Titus - one doesn't like to say of a sober individual such as yourself that you are tripping, but...the collage materials are from different sources. Heh, he is kind of like one of those guys on late-night local TV ads, I have to admit.

ArtSparker said...

Charles - Borrowers.

Poet in Residence said...

Yes Titus and ArtSpk,
I think we have to ask; just who is this quasi-TV-chatshow-host-almost-in-all-our-worst-nighmare-scenario-breaking-news-etc-show-icon who is almost but not quite on our puzzled lips?
Ring any bells here, anybody?

Poet in Residence said...

Sorry Charles. A case of crossed lines.

ArtSparker said...

PR - except...the photo was snipped from a National Geographic ad from 1960 concerning random folks who like to use the telephone- this tormenting question must be laid to rest.

Tom said...

throw caution to the wind! Skip the outlines and just go crazy; that's what Mondays are for, eh?

Von said...

Love it! In my neck of the woods we do the book thing...you know leave a book in a public place with a note in the front...please pass this on.
Pleased to have found you today, I'm not one of those phantom followers.

ArtSparker said...

Von - good to see you, the book idea is lovely too.

Eva said...

King Dog Dog (That's what it means, doesn't it?) in the fragrance garden. Under the bell. Haha. Bellen means barking in German.