Some time ago, PG gave me Wreck This Journal, by Keri Smith, which is a wonderful book filled with fun suggestions and exercises that are designed to encourage creativity. Is it effective? Heck yeah it is. The featured drawing is one of many exercises in a book that is now filled almost to bursting with two years worth of art, deliberate destruction, a stamp collection, four-letter words, random images, newspaper clippings, haiku, and pocket lint.
Darla is PG's top dog who suffers from an excess of cuteness, as you can no doubt tell. Thanks to Darla for being such a good little model, and special thanks to PG, without whom I might not have become acquainted with Darla or the book.
Wikipedia said, "Male seahorses are more aggressive and sometimes 'fight' for female attention. According to Amanda Vincent of Project Seahorse, 'only males tail-wrestle and snap their heads at each other.'"
And then Scott said, "I'm sure it's very humiliating for their poor little seahorse brains."
Some politicians in Virginia and Texas (and Iowa and Alabama and Pennsylvania and Arizona, the list keeps growing, I'm afraid) are playing politics with women's bodily autonomy. Some have even gone so far as to attempt to mandate state-sanctioned rape for women who choose to terminate pregnancy by requiring women to undergo a TVP that cannot be refused. If you've never had a TVP, let me assure you: It is invasive.
And Republicans (not all of whom are men!!) want doctors to do this to women. Against their will. For seeking abortion. The GOP wants to force women to have an invasive medical procedure (tantamount to rape by object) before women can obtain a separate, legal medical procedure. As the Washington Post Editorial Board so eloquently put it, "This from the folks who say the government can’t make you buy health insurance."
This is war on women, people. Anyone who tells you any different is in on it.
(acrylic, watercolor, and graphite on watercolor board - 9" x 6")
Behold! the painting I created for this year's Positive Pit Bull "Lovers Not Fighters" art auction, which is being held on Sunday, February 19, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Busy Bee Cafe in downtown Raleigh. If you love this painting & wish it for your very own, then come to the Busy Bee and bid on it and many other beautiful works of art and photography in an exciting live auction. Cheers!
This is my cartoon rendition of In Their Own Words, which is a documentary about the September 11 terrorist attacks told from the perspective of the families of victims. And before you get all mad and nationalistic, remember: I didn't make the documentary; I just drew the cartoon.
I have a lovely print of Steinlen's La tournée du Chat Noir avec Rodolphe Salis, which inspired the pencil drawing featured here. Steinlen was an artist of the Art Nouveau movement and a cat lover.
And I don't know if this is an homage so much as it is just a quick pencil sketch, but I like using words of French origin, and I especially like pronouncing them in an affected Frenchy accent. C'est ça!
Not knowing what to draw, Scott suggested I draw a Steampunk elephant rider, the produce of which is the featured cartoon. Steampunk clothing for ladies always puts me in mind of the garments one might wear in a Victorian whorehouse. This perspective reflects no moral judgment on Steampunk fashions, but it does manifest in the way I draw Steampunk women. What fun!
The dragon and the herald began as two different doodles in a graph paper notebook. Thanks to the new GIMP skills I learned over my holiday, the graph paper lines are gone, and the dragon meets this would-be hero at last.
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