Congo began his artistic career when he worked with Desmond Morris, anthropologist, TV presenter and writer of such books as The Human Animal, The Naked Ape, and Chimps-r-Us. Initially, Morris gave Congo the paints just to mess with the poor ape’… . . . → Read More: mark a rayner: Congo: a chimp, an artist, a cautionary tale
We go through waves. The last months, in retrospect, have been tired, depressive, laden with gut pain. In the last weeks, not only have I felt better, but, as can be seen, fallow is over and creation begins. As always, just make a mark something will happen. Auryn Ink and Procreate. Filed under: art, digital, […] . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Frenzy
Here, a perfectly lovely drawing driven insane.
Filed under: digital, painting Tagged: troubled Deep Dreams
. . . → Read More: cartoon life: Oh, poor Jocelyn.
From a figure drawing session today at The ArtsProject here in London Ont. Some warm up drawings shared at the Tumblr are extended in app with colour after the fact. A previous version of The Sunburn was shared at Google+ and the Tumblr because sharing is so easy.
Drawn and coloured in Procreate. Incidental . . . → Read More: cartoon life: The Sunburn
Paper by 53 to Waterlogue to Sketches app.
Filed under: art, digital, painting Tagged: apps working together
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Whatever comes up, comes up. CT Scan clean. EEG clean. MRI today. Blood work excellent. Cholesterol low to non-existent. No risk of diabetes. My weight and condition is very good, aside for someone turning 61 years old today.
The drawing around the eyes, the shape of them in this cat suggested some sadness and . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Forlorn cat
Dear Mr. Bush,
I was heartened to learn of your recent exhibition of paintings at your own Presidential Library in Dallas. Some may have considered this a crude display of the vanity of power, but I happen to think such crudeness has its own aesthetic merit and honesty. It is crucial that world leaders such . . . → Read More: Art Threat: An open letter to George W. Bush, the artist
After seven years of putting political art on your computer screen, I’m now hoping to put some art on your walls.
We started Art Threat in 2007 because we felt that artists creating socially-engaged work weren’t getting the attention they deserved. After 1200+ posts over the years (and many more to come), I’d like to . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Hugs With Arms will put affordable art on your walls
I can haz free cat books?
I’m switching out stuff from Dropbox to Google Drive. The eight wallpapers I posted earlier have a new home, and all the free ebooks, cats and landscapes are also there.
The 100 cats (nearly 150 cats only $0.99!) ebook is still at iTunes, along with the also . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Where can I find your free ebooks and stuff? Hmmm?
I first stumbled upon George Littlechild’s art at the Comox Valley Art Gallery in my hometown of Courtenay, British Columbia. After reeling from the emotional turmoil and historical reopening, rapprochement and reordering rendered in his bold and colourful brush strokes and integration of collage through archives, I was delighted further to learn that Littlechild resided . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Painting, Resisting, Giggling: An Interview with George Littlechild
Thag’s year with the Drunka Grunka was drawing to a close, and he was almost ready to head back to his own tribe, the Thunka Grunkas. His relationship with the slender and beautiful Twigla was blossoming, and his artwork was … Continue reading →
The trip back to the Drunka Grunka’s lands would be a long one — of all the Grunka tribes, the Drunkas lived the farthest away from the place of the Great Gathering. But Thag was happy. For at least one … Continue reading →
More scrounging and cross app application of tools.
Filed under: art, digital, drawing, painting Tagged: Cat, Paper, pattern, procreate
Many will no doubt recognize this oft-parodied painting by Edward Hopper. It’s use of perspective, lighting and color is well-known in artistic circles, and it is rightly considered an American classic. Painted in 1942, it represents a fictionalized diner in … Continue reading →
“History isn’t the lies of the victors … I know that now. It’s more the memories of the survivors, most of whom are neither victorious nor defeated.” – The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
On the last Sunday in the year, the Parisian bourgeoisie were out in force. The queue for the Impressionism . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Art at War surveys creativity under Nazi occupation, from Picasso to Dubuffet
If Josh Keyes’ paintings don’t take a bit of your breath away, I suggest you visit an optometrist. Each one sits as a stand-alone diorama, a moment caught in a fictional time, with beautiful realistic paintings of animals in a world so strange that it is most likely caused by human error.
While his work . . . → Read More: Art Threat: A visit to Josh Keyes’ dystopian zoo
Filed under: art, digital, drawing, iPad, painting
Filed under: art, digital, painting Tagged: Cat
It’s best to just draw. Make some marks. Scribble some lines. Don’t edit. Don’t criticize, just make marks. Make it ‘better’ later.
Filed under: digital, drawings, illustration, painting Tagged: dog, humor
. . . → Read More: cartoon life: I think “Woof” is a perfectly good answer.
Filed under: art, digital, drawings, painting Tagged: brushes, Cat, skeptical, suspicious . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Skeptical kitty
A combination of apps: Zen Brush, for the responsive and loose brushwork, and Procreate for the colour. Filed under: art, digital, painting Tagged: Cat, procreate, zen brush . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Cat in startling sky
100 cats: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/100-cats/id559121901?mt=11
What a fast turnaround! I thought I would have some time to set up a page for the book before then.
Filed under: art, book, comment, digital, drawings, good stuff, iPad, painting Tagged: 100 cats, art, Cat, cats, digital, ebook, humor, humour, illustration, iPad
. . . → Read More: cartoon life: Holy cats! 100 cats is live on the iTunes bookstore!
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I saw The Horses Mouth as a movie in my senior year of high school. I had read the novel, given as a gift by my cousin, a corrupting and influential gift, while I was in public school. There was much I didn’t understand then.
And those are indeed, magnificent feet.
Crackle presents . . . → Read More: cartoon life: The Horse’s Mouth
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