I just finished this one. I've never really done anything "political" before, but current circumstances are driving a lot of us into trying quite a few "firsts" aren't they? That and this down time is really getting the creative juices flowing.
Monday, March 30, 2020
Okay, so what's with the characters? First of all, I did some reposting of some of the same drawings from a few days ago because my scanner was temporarily off line, and I had to use my phone to take pictures, resulting in what I find to be inferior results. But the scanner is back online (the downtime with the current crisis has actually gifted me with a lot of free time, which I'm making good use of. Resourcefulness. It's a beautiful thing) with the higher quality, scanned images.
So, why the characters? Well, a co-worker of mine who is a voice over artist issued a challenge (in conjunction with the current health crisis) to all the artist types out there to draw him some characters, which he said he would provide voices for. So, again, "Challenge Accepted"! #quarantinechallenge #youdrawitivoiceit
By the way, I don't think he specified gender.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Okay, so you clicked on my art blog! (by way of robertgoldart on instagram). So what's the connection between the three? It's my answer to "Elf on a shelf, by himself".
So what's the connection? Well, you would be right if you guessed....(scroll down)
It's: McClusky, Maclunkey and...MALARKEY!!! Like I said, consider the source, and Happy New Year!! While you're here, take a look at the blog.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Hello, down there! Or from "down here". It's been over a year and a half since my last blog post which I think is long enough to declare it legally dead. Thanks for checking back. One of the things I've been pursuing over the last year is my interest in diving. Freediving* in particular. It's something I've always been interested in, and I just recently got some formal training through FFI (Freediving Instructors International). The class culminated with me barely making a descent to 20 meters (about 63 feet for us Yanks), and before that, a static apnea of 3 minutes. Yup, I held my breath for 3 minutes, and have done it again a few times since. It's a really good discipline to learn, and uses some principles which I can apply to other areas of my life, such as art. Here's a possible T-shirt design I came up with for this group with which I have been practicing here in California. (I took my class in West Palm Beach, Florida).
*diving on a single breath without any type of air tanks.
And here's self-shot video of me going down 65 feet in Blue Spring in Orange City, Florida. at that depth, there is a sign with a picture of a "grim reaper" character, warning SCUBA divers to go no further without proper training and equipment for cave diving.
THIS is what the sign is SUPPOSED to look like. You can sort of see it in the video at about 1:55, mostly covered with dirt. I think you get the idea, though.
And here's video from one of the practice groups on a trip to Pt. Dume near Malibu. You can see me at about the 2:20 mark. The video was shot by a member from St. Johns, Newfoundland.
So thanks for stopping down! I actually have a few completed projects waiting in the wings which I will post in the coming weeks.