Saturday 14 April 2007

Bastards I have drawn.
(The Villains in my Home Town- part 4)

T here were going to be two villains in this post , but I couldn't find another one up to this man's standard of bastardry*.

From Sharon Marshall's TV voice-over:"The psychiatrists said he can't be helped; he has been raping men and women since he was fourteen. The judge sentenced him to an indefinite period following his latest spree. He was on home detention last year when he raped a fourteen year old boy in Brisbane. He then fled to Mackay where he indiscriminately plucked five victims from the street and held them hostage. During that night of terror he sodomized a teenage boy and raped a woman who was five months pregnant. The police net eventually closed in, ramming his car and arresting him."

The guy was in leg irons and handcuffs all the time in court and going to and from it.
I was pleased with the drawing. It was during the phase I was avoiding outlines and making the markers look like watercolours (as explained a couple of days back) But I still managed to get a lot of character into it.


*'Bastardry' is a nice piece of typically Australian usage which is not considered 'bad English' by any means, as in this article from our ABC NEWS ONLINE: Monday, February 5, 2007. Timing of Hicks charges 'an act of bastardry'
"The Australian lawyer for David Hicks has accused the US military of an act of bastardry for waiting until the departure of his legal team to announce new charges."


This looks like an exhibition worth seeing. (link via Journalista)
Beyond impressions: The multifaceted Monet you didn't know.
By Souren Melikian-April 13, 2007
"LONDON: Perhaps the moment of truth only comes for painters when they start drawing. Many viewers may rally to this conclusion after seeing the surprising show "The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings" on view at the Royal Academy until June 10 before reopening on June 24 at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts...
How Monet made his transition from a hack cartoonist to a brilliant artist is not known..."

but the article ends on rather an odd note:

"What a pity this giant devoted so much time to his most superficial phase - Impressionism."

What? The great flowering of Impressionism, after which art would demand to be regarded in a different way... superficial? Still, it could have been worse. He could have wasted his life drawing comic books.



Blogger James Robert Smith said...

Americans are quite accomplished at bastardry.

I'm amazed at the number of scumbags you have illustrated.

(I'm getting ready to purchase a batch of Alec collections. Don't have many of those.)

14 April 2007 at 06:33:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Christopher Moonlight said...

Seeing as you have done some wonderful marker work here, I'd like you to see what one of my students has done. He's 12 years old, and this is his first time using them.

14 April 2007 at 11:07:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wash-like effects are all well and good, but how did you stop them bleeding everywhere?

Also, if they were those Pantone markers, they were *&^% expensive.

14 April 2007 at 23:49:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

yes, they're getting in everywhere these days. And i found it all quite an eye opener. Worse villains in real life than any comic book.

Bold work for a 12 year old

yes.. You have to allow for the color creeping another eighth of an inch after you put it down. And they were expenseive too. I have no further use for those things. But i did do a good Bacchus cover in that wet style before i was done with them.

14 April 2007 at 23:56:00 GMT-5  

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