Wednesday, May 14, 2014

:legacy:

We lost a big one this week...artist HR Giger passed away. I've already mentioned elsewhere that when one says "Gigeresque," you know exactly what that means, even if it can't be put into words. I think it's testament to his artwork that it can be recognized instantly as his own. I certainly would like the same some day, however since I am not one to choose one style of artwork yet, I can't say that's the case today. He was certainly an influence, if not in style or subject matter, but in the quest to be completely original. I am still on that quest.


On that note, regarding my own artwork this week, all I've done other than the usual photo-taking whenever possible was a return to the Boston chapter of Dr. Sketchy's. This time around we had two members of the burlesque troupe The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts (plus a monkey puppet). Perhaps it was because of the extra numbers on stage, but I didn't do so well this time, in my opinion. Took too long on the drawings and didn't even include both of them at times. It's good to keep up the practice, of course. But I hope I complete this job search that's taking up my time now so I can get back to my real life again.