Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Sumtin' Differnt




Ok, so this is really cheesy, but....
My oldest daughter is going through this phase where anytime that we sit together and there's a piece of paper nearby she insists that I draw her. She mugs and everything. Now I try really hard to be a gruff and hardened steel toed type of macho manly man, but when she twists up into that kiddie type of smile of hers, I can't help but fold. Its weird how we've got this connection through drawings (she loves to draw aswell), and I know that with so many other things in life, moments of time are gone in the blink of an eye, and before you know it, things are turned on their head. While this lasts, I think I'm going to try and make the most of it. Why am I posting this? I dunno...I was drawing them tonight in the tub, and it got me thinking about an old painting I'd been ignoring for a year or so. I dragged it out after they went to bed and decided to play with it. It's not really finished, and I'm not a painter by any means, but I enjoy putting brush to canvas every now and then. I figured since its all fresh in my head, and this blog is set up to catch those drawings that fall through the cracks, why not toss it up and see what happens. The ink drawing of the gals in the tub was being worked on when the younger one splashed, blotting the ink. So I decided to go with it and using tub water, we blotted and smeared the ink around. Once again, its a pretty shitty drawing, but I like the idea of it. The last portrait was done with a ball point penish thing and crayola markers (while she ate her peas). Nothing like pure colour saturation.

I'll get back to the comics in a day or so. Man, I hope that if my kid stops drawing, she picks up my twisted sense of humour and hangs onto that...Life is vulgar...laughing at it is survival.

16 comments:

Blammo said...

What a great Story!

You are so right about Humour as a survival Tool!
Great post today Walleye.

MrGroh.

Monkeyfeather said...

Nice sketches man! True observations about humour, it's what keeps us going.

countfunkula1 said...

Well Walleye, you have done it again. I couldn't agree more about humor and life. We already had a master draftsman here, but now we have a family man too. And a hell of an artist and person. This is truly the best stuff you've put up here, because it really means something. Those of us who draw ridiculous green cartoon peckers salute you.

Steve said...

Awesome stuff guys, keep em comin...

and thanks for the link =]

Oh yeah, the statue of liberty had me laughing for a solid 10 minutes, I thought I was going to die =]

nagi said...

WOW!
Walleye the painting is really nice! Love the colors!
And the drawings are amazing! I love the blotted ink look and the story to go along with it makes it that much more endearing.
Way to go!

nagi said...

WOW!
Walleye the painting is really nice! Love the colors!
And the drawings are amazing! I love the blotted ink look and the story to go along with it makes it that much more endearing.
Way to go!

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Hey!! This stuff is great!!! Holy crap!! Awe inspiring!
You are gifted, walleye!!!

Smook said...

A personal moment from a great artist. Laughter is the best medicine (it extends your life by five minutes they say). Thanks for sharing.

Skribbl said...

Awwww. That was a nice heart warming post walleye! Something I wasn't expecting from a jaded, battle-hardened story soldier. Btw I'm taking notes. I never draw my kids. I think I'll start tonight.

St John Street said...

Doing it for the fam is alwyas a noble cause Bro so that could never be cheesy your to good of a person for any one to ever make that claim keep it hot bro!!!!

willipino said...

awesome stuff. i really like the ink wash one! great use of dirty water.

countfunkula1 said...

I already commented on this, I just wanted to test my new avatar.

nagi said...

hey cool!
It's Domo-kun!!!

willipino said...

hahaha...great avatar, countfunkula!

countfunkula1 said...

Thanks willipino!

Closet Space said...

these are so sweet, lovely work!