Lately I have been doing a lot of what I love to do, I have been getting away from the computer, picking up the pencil and doing some good old fashioned sketching! I am excited about this because I don't necessarily always draw as I am working on other projects, creating digital graphics or maybe painting.
I have been finding myself back to the old sketch pad and spending time on new characters. Part of the reason why I have been prioritizing this is because I have been writing more stories for future kids books and I need to create characters to go with those books. It has been a lot of fun taking the time to draw and allowing myself to explore new ideas.
Here are a few recent sketches I have created:
I literally love creating art! It is what I was born to do. One of my favorite mediums is just using basic pen to create weird and unique abstract pen drawings.
These pen drawings are weird to some but normal to me. This is my imagination at it's finest. These abstract drawings are a reflection of me in my element. When I am operating in a state of flow nothing can break me from it when I am coming up with new creations.
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Over the years, I have accumulated a ton of art, so much in fact that I am creating a book! I am taking my abstract pen drawings and I am pairing them with some of my poetry. I have titled this series "The Back Rooms of My Mind" and each volume will be a catalog of a certain point in my life. This will all be reflected in pen drawings of course and will be for you to interpret and analyze. :)
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Why do I love using pen ink to create art instead of other mediums?
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It's a great question and biggest reason why I love my trusty pens is because they make me efficient!
I can bring a pad of paper and my pens anywhere I am traveling. There is minimal effort involved in set up and later on when it's time to clean up. Whereas with painting (which I also use and love), I need to set up my canvas and my easel and my paints, brushes, water, rags. Then I have to clean up my studio. I love both mediums and but those are the biggest reasons why I continue to go back to my pen art. It's just less messy!
Here are some more of my favorite drawings in pen. Enjoy!
As I start to spend more time on my drawings, they start to get deeper and deeper and go down some pretty wild paths! Hope you are willing to take the journey into the unknown with me.
This abstract drawing series is where break all traditional rules, I burn the box, and I let go of the wheel and I truly allow my imagination to take over!
There are a few things I truly love in life: my wife, family/friends, creating art, being healthy, and laughing. I am always trying incorporate my sense of humor in my art. I love to laugh, and I love to make other people laugh and be happy. It's what I was placed on this earth to do... Make funny art!
The great thing is, I am not the only one that was born to do this. There are many artists that are creating wicked funny pieces of art. A couple of artists I follow are: Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal and Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert.
In this article, I am highlighting a drawing by Matt because I feel he blends humor and art in his cartoon "Minor Differences part 6" ( below), is a perfect example of funny art.
Now I can't say for sure, because I've never been in a ladies room or at least I am not admitting that on here ;). What Matt illustrates in his drawing is what everyone assumes most ladies and mens public bathrooms room look like.
Spoiler alert...This is why it's funny. :)
I literally laughed out loud (LOL) when I saw this. In some cases, the sad reality is, the men's room drawing isn't too far off the mark. Yipes!
As I mentioned a moment ago, I too try to incorporate my sense of humor and personal warped perspective of humor into my art. Here are a couple of drawings that I feel fits into the world and category of funny art.
Please feel free to reach out to me and request a custom drawing. I can personalize your art and even incorporate your humor into your funny art to give to a friend or hang on your wall.
I've been creating art in some form or another all my life and it's what I love to do.