I played with computer art. I used a Bamboo tablet with a Corel program and found it interesting.
The Bamboo tablet was kinda cool because it conveyed the pressure of your stylus to the strength of the line / brush-strock.
But in the end, Since I work on a computer every day - 12-days a week. I figure that I need a break from perfection and have to keep making art using those occasionally unerasable media called ink and paint.
Currently I am in a Artist's equililent of a writer's Block.
Back cover of "Dinky Stories #2"
I did some playful "blind" drawings of my characters back then in 1986.
This i did with my eyes closed and then added the circle and outlining and cross-hatching.
Purely for fun.
This is from my minicomic, Dinky Stories #2. Three carved rubber-stamps and some word balloons! (with subtle embellishments)
I was 26 years old and this was my sense of humor then.
I still think it is funny.
The last panel is a rubber stamp of Dinky Doo, the "poortagonist" of the minicomic.
this was a sketchbook page from 3 years ago, when I was taking the train up to Long island to get my current vehicle from my brother. It was mostly created on the LIRR and sometimes when the ride got bumpy , it also created creative accidents on the page!
Found an old big sketch pad from College days.
This one was a keeper.
18 x 24 made with a marker and dry color pastels (white, green and red)
The pad is a Aquabee Fashion pad using thickish gray Newsprint-style paper.
Made this little guy many years ago! While I worked at a small Bronze art Foundry shop in Brewster NY, they had a Christmas Holiday contest most every year to make a small edition (the size of the # of employees). The only rule was to keep it within approx 3" cubed. I won the contest in 1991 and about 15 people got one of these tiny little three legged bowl guys.
The bowl is about 2.25" diameter, but with the added "Hand"les, he is about 4.25" wide. He is only 2" tall. I created him originally in wax (not my favorite media - since i worked in the metal end of the bronze sculpture process) and he turned out fine! In the last pic you might see my name "RALF" on the back leg. This is my only cast bronze sculpture! All my others are welded or brazed together by me.
Made this sculpture in 1988 from bronze casting scraps and an old Baush & Lomb eye testing machine part.
He's about 12 inches tall, 10 inches wide and 14 inches long.
His right "eye" is adjustable... it can rotate (see last three pics)
I just took these photographs today.