Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gimme mo' Smile

I asked my friend what he wanted from Paris. He replied, "The Mona Lisa." "Alright," I thought. "I'll give you the Mona Lisa."


Poor miss Mona Lisa caged behind plexi-glass so thick,
i bet she can barely breath,
but she's just barely forcing that smile for all those damn cameras and spectators.
after all, a lady must always keep appearances.
Though in this day and age, it has really become a major effort to keep one's mouth shut...
Let 'er out!

And I bring you the Mona Lisa!


note: background is The Shire vs. Mordor

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Young Fire Thrower

This illustration was inspired by my experiences of Bastille Day in Paris:

arabic children running through the streets throwing
fireworks of various medium to larger sizes all over the place
all over the streets and the squares
disturbing the lady i'm staying with's peace, along with many
in the neighborhood's.
it's pouring rain, i'm standing out on the balcony
watching and loving it.
The following day, i went to see the disco themed out of this world
fireworks at the Eiffel Tower celebration.

The two combined effects left this impression in my mind.
I have attached the original and my tweaked, more animated
version of how it really all was in my head.

And i quote:
Throw fireworks not bombs. And maybe one day they will
throw flowers and not rocks
because they won't be so angry
because they won't have anything to be so angry about
because maybe if we all do our part and stand together
against injustice maybe
just maybe...


Saturday, July 14, 2012


My friend Eva's assignment #2 for me. Completed. She once drew a cool backpacker character. I just loved it. So she suggested I draw his friend. It may have turned into a semi-selfportait, slash commentary on being a traveler in general.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Just an Arm in a String

My friend Eva told me to draw a person underground with a string attached to a bell on a tree above ground. This is what happened:

there once was a lad
attached to his arm
was very sad
but caused no harm

a bell attached to a string
he made no more effort
the sound would ding
a wanderer's journey was not short
caused the birds to sing

the bell hung from a tree
above ground where one could see

alive under ground
made no sound
should he be found

save for the bell attached to his arm by a string.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

First Smell of Revolt

second round of Che influenced drawings. like i said, i'm back on board. oh, and these should really be viewed side by side. But bah!, technicalities.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Just Peachy in Paris

My friend Peachy and I made a pact before I left for Paris. I will draw a drawing, and then i will send it to her. Then she will add to it, and send it back to me, then i will add to it, and then she, etc. I am assuming we are going to have to attach paper to paper eventually. But for now, let the games begin!


Ps. i should add that this image was inspired by a cool poster in the apartment i'm staying at.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Burning Down The House

My inactivity has gone on for too long. I did warn that I do this periodically. After three nights of watching Che Guevara documentaries, there should at least be a few recognizable influences in the next few pieces to come. This one is the first. Maybe Talking Heads has a little bit to do with it too.