Messing around with colours today.
A week or so ago I went to the Mariscal retrospective at the Design Museum. These are some doodlings I did on the spot, plus a quote which I think might have come from a children’s workshop run as part of the exhibit.
It was a great little show but then Mariscal is one of my favourite artists. He’s had a go at designing and drawing just about everything from restaurants, logos, packaging, typefaces, magazine covers, comics, textiles and is most famous for the mascot of the Barcelona Olympics, Cobi. He has a wonderful energetic style and bold use of colour and has really left his visual stamp on Barcelona.
Here are a few snaps from the exhibition:
The exhibiton blog is here with many more (better) photos.
I am going to smash this week to bits! Workwise. In a nice, calm way. After I’ve had a cuppa.
There should probably be a caption or speech bubble here but I couldn’t think of anything other than “battered to death” which isn’t right because it’s more of a lightly crispy crumb coating. Plus he has obviously been cut. I should be a CSI! That pea on the left looks suspicious – book him, Horatio.
Gravity permitting, this fairy will be winging her way to this year’s Caption for the exhibition and auction. Potato-faced scrubber/British female role-model Jordan was on the TV at the time, which may have influenced this drawing.
Speaking of monsters:
I recently bought a book collection of David Weidman‘s work and really love those clashing 60s/70s colour schemes and the way he layered colour. Groovy.
Lastly, I was on the train listening to a family who were off to see Oliver! so ended up drawing Oliver and nasty Mr Sykes:
Almost caught up with myself!
It is hard to draw a cat moon-walking.
What else have I been drawing lately?
Some of my neighbours:
It’s an interesting mix of types around here. Plenty of people-watching to be had.
More dancing. Slightly more formal this time:
I had a lightly-boiled egg with soldiers for lunch the other day. Consequently a lightly-boiled egg soldier.
More to come!
I’ve been neglecting my daily drawings. Here’s a few to catch up with.
The Bat Chaps. Robin was eight years old when he joined Batman fighting crime. Have you hung around any eight-year-olds lately? Not much good when it comes to foiling bank robbers I can tell you. Unless you count vomiting up chicken McNuggets as a super power.
I went to the Isle of Wight last week to visit family and had a walk around Carisbrooke Castle. Much fun and excellent views to be had on the battlements.
I drew a couple of Norman chaps having a dust-up after that:
It put me in a bit a of a fantasy mood:
Back on track now, I think!
I think taxi drivers from different countries can probably communicate with each other in the universal language of ‘curse’.
Another quickie. No ‘hare’ jokes, please.
A quickie for today. Animal + occupation = ideas.
What shall I draw today? [Scans DVD shelf hurriedly.]
I feel sorry for all the school kids who have to wear their ties during the hot weather.
I hate drawing cars. Too many lines. It helps if you design your own, of course.
Characters from a personal project.