Saturday, August 11, 2012

still scribbling

No, I'm not even going to try to describe what I was thinking about with this one but I hope you'll be able to see something in it that amuses you. One of these days soon I'll be getting back to painting because pictures that can't possibly come from a camera are usually the most fun for me.

Speaking of painting, I'm not sure if I've posted this one before but if not it deserves to be seen. If I did, and you remember seeing it before, I hope you like it this time too. 



Ol'Buzzard said...

How goes your move?
the Ol'Buzzard

Rob-bear said...

Wonderful drawing. So the gator (or is it a lizard) "gets the gate." Sigh.

Loved the video; it was really fun. But the poor Panda!

Randal Graves said...

Kids and their pals, always getting baked on too much Cosmic Candy.

marja-leena said...

As always, I love your drawings and the suggestion of a story there. What is that creature hanging around the boy's neck? Lovely work on the man's garments and boots! Is this developing into a story?

susan said...

Thanks for remembering. We'll be moving in September - 3 months notice required around here. The good news is we ended up with both places for that month so we don't have to get crazy this time.

susan said...

I liked to think of him being from somewhere else entirely and getting sneaked into town. Glad you like the picture.

The movie is a little beauty - I'm sure the panda was fine with it in the end.

susan said...

You never know what they're going to smuggle in, do you?

susan said...

I see the creature as being some kind of junior alien being the kid is hoping won't be noticed. I'm glad you like the idea. A story may come - I'm still waiting for the heat and humidity to ease up before I commit to a big project.

Lisa Golden said...

I may have had a bit too much to drink tonight. Or maybe not. That drawing is part realism and part fantasy. I think.

No matter - I love it. As always.

susan said...

Inebriated or not, I'm glad you noticed and that you like the concept. A touch of oddness in a normal scene is always more compelling than the totally weird.

Gina Duarte said...

I'm glad you reposted the video, as I missed it the first time around. It was delightful to see it while drinking my morning coffee.

I love the way you merged the tree trunk with the body of the gargoyle. I have a fascination with the gargoyle in architecture and myth. Yours appears to be very docile. There is such a story there, waiting to unfold.

What a relief it must be to have a reasonable time frame in which to move.

Always a pleasure, my friend.

Gina Duarte said...

P.S. On second viewing, perhaps the merger I described wasn't intended as such. Still, I like to think of it that way, if that's alright. ;-)

susan said...

I knew I'd seen it before but I couldn't remember having posted it - and was far too lazy to go in search.

I drew the setting first and then a few days went by before I envisioned the image of the little boy and his strange pet. I'm glad you like it. I would be very happy if I could write stories to match my individual pictures. Maybe some day.

Yes, knowing what goes on in this building the first week or two in September made us understand the necessity of a longer time frame.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

susan said...

Of course it's all right and I do see how it could be interpreted as part of the tree very easily. We'll see how it looks once it's been redrawn and painted.

linda said...

Yes, I know....late as always...i haven't been online tho it might appear otherwise. This newest drawing is so interesting to me... is that a lion's profile on the right edge? I was looking and looking at this little kid with his/her friend thinking of how funny if it were her imaginary friend she's carrying along and the man happened to catch a glimpse out of the corner of his eye but didn't believe that corner... i have an imagination to go with my timing i think. :)

i haven't seen the little video-of course-but watched this one anyway because i wanted to see it painted. what fun! and then i was very sad that the panda was all black and white and THAT IS ALL! hmmmm...such is life i suppose.

in relooking at this, i am sure you've got animals over on the right watching this walk... i love your drawings and cannot wait for you to paint them, if you are planning to. maybe not. if you are like me, by the time you've spent the time/energy to draw it, you don't feel much like looking at it again! xxx

susan said...

Don't worry, I know you'll always come by when you've been set free for a bit :-)

I love this drawing too and I'm hoping it will be among the first I paint once the humidity dissipates a bit. This has been one very sticky summer (almost wrote simmer). Yes, there are hints of other animals in my scribbles along the edges. I love your vision of the old man catching a glimpse of an imaginary friend. You are good. Yes, sometimes it is hard to go back to re-work and paint an older drawing. For many years I'd keep my work hidden from casual glances (including my own) until it was ready to be revealed as finished.

The movie was quite a perfect piece, wasn't it? In the long run the panda ended up being quite unique and I'm sure he wasn't so sad when he met other pandas.

linda said...

well, that's reassuring!

my imagination might be termed psychotic by some. i much prefer inspired!:) I

i cannot let go of his amazed albeit futile attempts at refusal of what "might be" ...should I say it?... reality?! heehee... a wicked thought... children are the brilliant ones and it is strange that when we can most appreciate them, they have gone and grown into boring adults...usually! by keeping myself at arm's length of mental "health" types, I hope to keep my adult kids at least somewhat crazy! xo oh, and I am doing a passable job of it too!

we could take this altered perception to your little crooked house and imagine it's inhabitants and passerbys. the exchange of two planes, string theory perhaps made by spiders, as they become altered passing the threshold of the open doorway. can't you imagine all you could sneak into nooks and corners to scare them sane? .

susan said...

It seems to me that the extraordinary is only really effective when compared to the ordinary. Fully fantastic pieces can seem nightmarish because they prevent us from having a safe anchorage. You're right that little tricks allow for having fun with our perceptions in much the way children do. I'm definitely planning to have some fun with the crooked house image and its inhabitants.