No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. – Oscar Wilde
Here are a few blank sketch variants I’ve recently completed. Some are available in the shop. A blank sketch variant is actually an entire comic book with a blank front and back cover. So, you can get your favorite artist to draw a sketch on it, or you can do one yourself. Everyone should take a shot at one of these, it’s fun and you get your own personalized comic book that is a true one of one. I have a couple of blank’s that have not been drawn on as of yet, so if there is something you’d like done please give me a shout and I’ll be happy to work something out for you. It’s a good way of getting original art without breaking the bank. And they make great gifts for comic book fans.
Today is part 2 of the great middle school art show. So, here is a few still life pieces I did from the early 80’s.
But first, a cool story about middle school betrayal. It was 7th, maybe 8th grade English class. We had an oral book report due, turns out me and my friend Wes blew it off. So we just decided to take the zero and move on. Well, my last name starts with an A, so I was up first. I stood up and said I didn’t have a book report ready. The teacher gave me my zero. Well, Wes’ last name starts with W, which gave us time to hatch a plan. In the 6th grade, “the Hobbit” was required reading and Wes thought he could use that to his advantage and do his report on it. We decided that at the two minute mark I’d give him the signal to wrap it up. His name gets called, he stands up and starts his report. I’m watching the time closely, one minute goes by, he’s trucking along gaining momentum. Two minutes was approaching quickly. I give him the signal that time was up, and he brushed it off. Soon three minutes, four minutes, five minutes go by…… I had given up trying to give him the signal now, he was on a roll. Boom A+ book report in the books. The ultimate betrayal had occurred, and we had ourselves a story for the ages.
So now Wes is a kick-ass real estate agent that lives right around the corner from us. More info about him can be found here.
Tomorrow, we will fast forward to the mid 90’s and some design school pieces.