Tag Archives: found art

the apocalyptic plastic beast

Spent way too much time in the art supply/educational materials store taking close up photographs of a malevolent plastic animal. Seriously, have you ever seen such a threatening expression on the face of a plastic animal in your life?  “I … Continue reading

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six turning, four burning– the biggest photobomb ever

Imagine the scene: it’s Sunday evening and you are sitting peacefully in your own living room, doodling in your sketchbook while you watch this week’s episode of The Great Food Truck Race.  (This is a completely pointless Food Network program … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday- gum wrapper condor

It sounds like the beginning of a bad ethnic joke from the late 20th, but this was identified as a Polish gum wrapper. (If any Polish speakers out there want to provide a translation,  I would be very glad to … Continue reading

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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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