Tuesday, 28 May 2013
For the Curious only: I've never kept photos of myself over the the years. I just didn't and there's no other reason. Anyway, this is me at age 30. Dunno why it was taken? I found it recently in an old tobacco tin with some pencil stubs, a putty rubber and a small plastic alien lobster...
...And this role model of sobriety and self denial is the 'Artist" as he is today. More or less...
Posted by Steve at 14:58
Monday, 27 May 2013
Sunday, 19 May 2013
The (disappeared) caption at the top of this subtle metaphor-laden cartoon reads "The Origins of a Civilised Society", but it looks like some late night scanning has carelessly removed it.
I can only apologise for the inconvenience (Or I could scan it again when I get time), and hope that it doesn't ruin the momentary distraction of yet another, thinly disguised drawing of a naked lady, masquerading as a tableaux intended to signify the imbalances of power and authority.
And, let's face it, if I didn't draw naked ladies, you probably wouldn't be looking at this Blog, would you?
Be honest now...
Posted by Steve at 23:08
Most people would spend a whole "Graphic Novel" describing the intricate nature of such a complex subject (Probably with some boring autobiographical "anecdotes" thrown in)
But at Filthy Moods, despite our proclivity for the romantic and our open love of human foibles, we are also victims of these austere times,
Posted by Steve at 22:58
Here, above and below are a few of my recent sketchbook drawings...
White wolves. Several drawings of "wolf heads" loosely strung together with nonsensical dialogue and a deliberately shoddy background...
Sometimes the idea seems stronger than the drawing and I wonder whether I should wake up before I pick up the pen in the morning...
Vampire meets Werewolf. I'm sure that I could attempt to justify such silliness, but the excuse is thinner than the paper that this was drawn on.
"Tis as it was told..."
Posted by Steve at 22:51
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Another "before breakfast" sketch.
Executed with my usual disregard for logic or perspective. Which, of course, is not intended to ruin the whimsical sincerity of this quick drawing, featuring a charming fellow and his wonky box.
Questions, comments and writs to the same address as last time...
Posted by Steve at 02:14
Monday, 6 May 2013
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Good afternoon. This week I've been busier than a Tory cabinet minister covering up a war crime.
But enough of politics. Off we go with this weekend's fever driven sketchbook. We've got dinosaurs, funny animals, serious animals, vampires and serious vampire dinosaurs... (Last one not true, but has given me an idea for a cartoon...)
Posted by Steve at 10:39
Huh? What are Voodoo Beans, and why am I drawing when I'm "slightly" drunk?
Dinosaur character designs for a comic strip.
And now he's got a spaceship! Yes, I know dinosaurs in jet planes was done better in the brilliant Calvin and Hobbes, but c'mon! I've had a tough week and just wanna play with my imaginary toys...
Warm up sketches...
...it took a while to warm up today...
This is the preliminary sketch for a private commission. Finished piece will be in colour. Used with permission and an idea for that wedding gift for your friends. Don't blame me if they never speak to you again...
Okay, now I'm being serious. One of my next projects is a series of 6 prints based on Greek Myths and done in the Filthy Moods style that has people jamming the exits on a regular basis. I drew 3 last year (Atalanta in Calydon, Medusa, and Cyclops) but am re-drawing them so the style is more consistent.
Please watch for them. They will be fun. Meanwhile, a few roughs here. Note: The Aphrodite based on a character by Georges Pichard, one of my all-time favourite artists!
Move along now, that's just silly. Yes, Jasper Bark, I'm talking to you..!
Thank you for dropping by... There is complimentary medication by the exit... Just next to the talking dinosaur.
Posted by Steve at 10:19