Tag Archives: found art

tumblr sunday– a firecracker bestiary

In honor of the holiday, please have a few classic firecracker labels with animals on them.  Labels of all kinds can be masterpieces of printing and design, and these firecracker labels, mostly from China, Hong Kong and Macau, have a … Continue reading

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lenticular bookmark wolf 6/ best of the drawing of the day, week 113/ post with way too many numbers in its title 1

I can’t stop drawing the Lenticular Bookmark Wolf in his Three Eyed manifestation!In this drawing I was trying to get his body anatomy to match his head– both wider than a normal wolf’s to allow for the the extra structure … Continue reading

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lenticular bookmark wolf 5– a question of fate

My pencil drawings are seldom seem in public.  Most of my rough design work is in pen, for practice, and while most of my finished work goes through a pencil state, the ink is what really “counts” for me.  But … Continue reading

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lenticular bookmark wolf 4

It was Suki Haloo, you know, the Raven’s Cry girl who is a Serious Photographer in all caps, who made the next breakthrough in the whole Lenticular Bookmark Wolf Project. (Inspiring creative uproar in the basement of the Library since … Continue reading

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lenticular bookmark wolf 3

Of course, once Iowa emailed and texted her pics of the lenticular bookmark wolf to a dozen or so of her closest friends, the photographers among them started messing with them in their editing suites.  The results, she discovered, fell … Continue reading

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lenticular bookmark wolf 1

Inspiration comes in oddly shaped packages, and can be found in the strangest places. The next few posts will find their inspiration, such as it is, in these snapshots I took yesterday at a big chain drugstore.  They feature an … Continue reading

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cameras, matches, dogs and pies

Another from my collection of scans of paper matchbox labels and similar printed ephemera.  Usually I keep them because of their awesome black line and flat color graphics, which are so inspirational for comics and cartooning, but this one, in … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: build your own comic

This week I added these two images to my picture file Tumblr (the Coelacanth Gallery), and found that if you arrange them correctly they seem to tell a story. The juxtaposition of the two knives is awesome.  And what lady … Continue reading

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first photos of the new year

Wake up with a squawk to a peppery New Year!  Saw this Jamaican pepper sauce at the grocery store this morning, and loved the old fashioned two-color label, from the lettering to the slightly crazed looking parrot. That black form … Continue reading

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truth and fiction and folklore invented on the spot

On Christmas night we got home late from spending the holiday out of town.  Our dog sitter left the Japanese lantern on beside the front door, and in the thin layer of snow on the front walk I saw the … Continue reading

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