Sunday, May 18, 2008

Lid Gussels



6 comments:

Aeron Alfrey said...

I love it, I'm curious what kind of architecture you could come up with.

Mr. Sean said...

Very nice! Do you do these up in color ever?

Luke Pski said...

Reminds me a little bit of viking art.Well, I guess lots of ancient cultures' art; all that patterning gets abstract. I really like it. I was looking at a book of viking designs the other day and was struck by how weird it is that abstraction in general was a "new" concept maybe 80 to a hundred years ago in fine art, meanwhile the norsemen were doing it in an ornamental context over ten centuries ago...

A.B. said...

Glad you like my slugs.

Aeron- My architecture tends to look like its about to turn into
monsters. I don't draw many buildings because the I like lots of empty space, but I should branch out more.

Zeke- Sometimes I color them on the computer, but it tends to make all the little parts blend together in a way I don't like. That might just be from my own lack of experience with color though.

Luke-I think your right on about abstraction. When I look at early 20th century abstract stuff, it just looks like ancient ornamentation laid on top of the ideas of European art in a way that kills its own inspiration. That's why I like to use cartoon characters in my drawings as well, because the same kind of little iconic figures have been floating around for ages.

zeke said...

Got this as the background on my computer, superb!

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