Monday, November 14, 2011

Where's My Band? ( A World Rocked)

"Where's My Band?"; approx 30" x 30", Sharpie on synthetic paper. c) 2011 by Howard Salmon
Just drawing, intuitively and spontaneously, seeing where it takes me. I like to work this way, because it keeps the process of artmaking (and art thinking) very "live" and in the moment. Since I'm drawing directly with ink (without a pencil sketch), the stakes are much higher (that I could totally botch it). One thing I did do to tie everything together was that after I made the drawing, I went back into it, closing as many open shapes as I could.  This is just one of the things I like to do when I draw: I work towards converting my drawings into a series of interlocking puzzle piece. I often use this puzzle piece method to  help my drawings "gel"...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Man, Machine, Woman

"Man, Machine, Woman": acrylic, ink, Sharpie, graphite, and crayon. Size: approx 30" x 35" (c) 2011 by Howard Salmon