Monday, January 31, 2011

Where's the party?!?

Drinking Deity, 2011, mixed media.

Here's my goofy take on a well-known god of adult beverages and hootenannies. I avoided the usual toga and wreath, hoping instead to imply a party guy displaced in space or time. Can you guess which mid-century comedian inspired his features?

a god's groupies

Illo background elements, 2011, graphite.

Here's an in-process look at the background elements. Given how these were to appear in the final image, I inked them with a dead line. I haven't done that in a long while. Oof! I can't say I cared for them as standalone images. I have renewed respect for those folks who do great things with a dead line. Also, it makes me wonder if I lean too much on line quality to make an image interesting.


  1. haha, you are doing the thing with the noses there, it is a clever thing indeed

    cheers to you and your skill


  2. Thanks, pal. For some reason I associate such nose-ness with Tove Jansson. Do you see it?