my art is one big ink blot test. how am i doing?
yesterday, i had extra ink on a sponge i used to do background so i blotted it all over a blank page. today i looked for and found this in the ink stain. the garden of eden? the angel jophiel?
(i just looked that up. i didn’t pay that much attention in cathecism)
i drew her first, the lady with the saber. i thought she was protecting the little purple blobs, but everyone is headed in the same direction. away from the tree. then i realized she is driving them out of paradise. or, the little catholic inside of me decided that. she doesn’t look happy about it. just resigned
loves squiggly trees & clouds
looks for pictures in things
like LOTS of ink
heavily influenced by catholicism.
(am i talking about myself in the third person?)
i am having a blast with inktober. i love starting & finishing a picture in one day. i love seeing what will come out of my warped little head.
(i actually have a fairly large head–it’s like an extra pocketbook.)
things you might know about me were you to religiously read my blog.
my art is effected by my catholic upbringing.
i like to make a mess.
i read a lot of neil gaiman.
i use rapidograph pens which may or may not work.
i used ink & brush in addition to said pens.
i like to make scribbly clouds. or scribbly trees. sometimes i leave it open to interpretation.
i often leave things open to interpretation.
i don’t have a title for this one.
i stared at the blank page of my journal most of the day. i asked my kids for ideas. then i just started scribbling. then i got out some red ink.
misha also painted. she was very liberal with her ink. (i think hers turned out better than mine. maybe i can have my kids take over for the rest of october-haha)
this is a companion piece to my self-portrait. it is taken from a photo of my brother & i when i was baby. we have halos because i was commenting on catholic art as an influence as well as film as an influence–hence the film strip. my other self-portrait has to do with the terminator & my sarah connor/madonna complex. my brother introduced me to the terminator.
my brother was killed five years ago. i struggle a lot with his death. whenever i hear a single engine plane, i imagine it is him watching out for me & my minions. he imagined himself to be the michael the archangel. also a reason for the halos.
i think i would like to incorporate my brother loss into my comic. i would like to have mojo periodically visited by what she believes is the spirit of her brother. maybe a hawk.
it should be tomorrow that another moses jones goes live here. i have the preliminary bits done; i’ve just been busy with homework & trying to get to bed at a half-way decent time so that i do not have sleep deprivation (even though the sleep deprivation makes me even goofier.) but i have the bulk of my homework done & will be working on page ten tonight! yay!
here is a pastel drawing i did for my drawing one class. i am very influenced by the movies i watched in my teens. TERMINATOR is one such movie. i have developed a sarah connor complex which i have incorporated into my moses jones comic. but this is my first expression of that complex…also known (to me at least) as a madonna complex. but this picture is a tribute to that polaroid picture of sarah connor in TERMINATOR as well as an ode to the catholic art that i love so dearly for its dark and ominous tones.
i should (hopefully!) have more pages of moses jones finished this weekend. it is always on my mind. meanwhile, i now have 3 blogs for my multiple personalities…ha!