Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Submission for Illustration Rally - Portraits // Part 3

This week the theme of the portrait rally is Science Fiction, potentially my favourite theme of anything ever. I was going to draw Isaac Asimov as he has epic sideburns and i may well still do that tomorrow evening but today i was compelled by a keyring i have to draw E.T. This film was made in the year i was born, i think that's partly why i like it so much, but it's undeniably great, right? Well, i think it is.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Submission for Illustration Rally - Portraits // Part 2

I couldn't resist drawing David Lynch's hair, its truly awe inspiring. I have a theory that Charlie Brooker is attempting to slowly turn himself into David Lynch (in appearance alone), i tweeted at him about it but he didn't reply, i take this an admission of it being the truth.

I think David Lynch would be a pretty cool dinner guest unless he started ranting about Transcendental Meditation and making unintentionally offensive statements about the Third Reich.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Submission for Illustration Rally - Portraits // Part 1

This month the magnificent blog illustrationrally has the theme Portraits, with different sub-theme for each week to denote exactly who these portraits are of. This week it's ideal dinner party guests with a choice to draw one of these guys/gals .... David Lynch, Nick Cave, Björk or Marianne Faithfull. I gone done me a drawing of the lovely Björk, might do Mr Cave or Lynch tomorrow too. Whoop!

Some things, some people said about books. That i like.

"Books are frozen voices, in the same way that musical scores are frozen music. The score is a way of transmitting the music to someone who can play it, releasing it into the air where it can once more be heard. And the black alphabet marks on the page represent words that were once spoken, if only in the writer’s head. They lie there inert until a reader comes along and transforms the letters into living sounds. The reader is the musician of the book: each reader may read the same text, just as each violinist plays the same piece, but each interpretation is different."

Margaret Atwood, 2011 (excerpt from this article).

"If you only read books that everyone else is reading you can only think what everyone else is thinking."

Nagasawa. Norweigan Wood, Haruki Murakami.