This drawing mainly branches from my odd sense of humor, and how the line Steal like an Artist out of context or apart from background information does sound genuinely funny. I took a couple photos of my friend pretending to steal this book from the art room -- for the sense of irony. These wouldn't send, so I used a photo of me looking shady and added the book to it. The book itself was written by Austin Kleon and it has a lot of good points that I agree with in terms of plagiarism, the creative process, and the approach to creating. I think the drawing is a good representation of what the book stand for, because I'm "taking" the book and adding my own spin on it, via, a joke. Overall I enjoyed working on it and I like how it turned out.
|Steal Like an Artist (colored pencil)|
|Walk in the Fog (pencil)|
While I do like admiring all forms of art, I do occasionally attempt to make it. Some reasons why would extend to expression or the sheer pride I feel when I make something that I put a lot of work, effort, and passion into. This specific project in question did turn out the way I expected, not as good as the original picture but not really bad, besides the fact that I did rush through it and I'm not the greatest at shading. But I am proud of it none the less, mainly because of how the tree turned out and the fog in the background looks.
Console Wars (colored pencil and marker)
While I was jotting down ideas for an old and new combination I came across many like Ancient Egypt and Metal Gear, Man of Bat (long story) in caveman drawings, and Dr. Doom (mainly my profile picture) and the Sphinx. After a couple days I decided to mash up the "Console War" between the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis and the Civil War between the Union and the Confederates. I decided to go for a more cartoon-ish art style mainly because I didn't want to draw every soldier advanced detail otherwise it would take me far longer than it needed to. Overall I enjoy the idea in general and I really liked how the whole thing turned out.