Saturday, February 9, 2013
Scott Brundage's sleepy pitbull, my 4 year old hound mix Gordon is a ball of nervous energy and hate. But yeah, I love him anyway.
I know this isn't a typical interpretation of, "a face only a mother could love".
When I was 19 I signed my inexperienced, young, naive, name to my student loans thinking I was borrowing $50k for college...little did I know that they would inflate to over $200k before I was 30 years old.
Albert Lord (former CEO of Sallie Mae) is the face to this ugly company...and I don't even know how this man can look at himself in the mirror, knowing he has robbed an entire generation the chance to:
- own a home
- have children
So I figure...
He must have a face that only HIS mother can love...because he's a greedy piece of shit.
::steps off soap box::
But normal turns out to be pig-nosed, hair lip and heavy bags under the eyes. The operation to make her normal doesn't work, and she remains model beautiful, and is banished to a colony of other abnormal's, like her.
I face that only a mother could love, really depends on your view.
While the worst of the snowstorm was happening last night, I stumbled upon "Whisker Wars" on Netflix. A whole season later, I was amazed & a little appalled—I had no idea the beard culture was so dramatic! Haha...But a few guys on the show got me to thinking of today's challenge topic, which led me to think about what a bearded woman would like....and then obviously I thought of the Coney Island Sideshow (because I am completely infatuated with all things Coney Island!) I've done pieces in the past inspired by the sideshow performers, so decided to create another one—this time playing off the kitschy posters at the FreakShow.
He was almost killed by an enraged father after the Lion had expresses his love to his daughter. He was saved by The Caunselor(A man with a Christ like following) from then on the Lion lived the rest of his days in happiness next to his savior.
|7"x5" acrylic on masonite|
|The Phantom of Phantom of the Opera fame|
I saw The Phantom of the Opera for the first time last year thanks to my friend Robert Jason Clark. It's probably the best play I've seen, but that's not saying much since I don't get to the theatre as much as I would like to. Like, what happens to Phantom after I watch Wicked?
I regrettably looked up cleft lips on Google for reference. Regrettably.
Drawing this was a lot of fun, though.
Here's a portrait of Horacio Quiroga, a fantastic latin american writer who excelled at portraying mental illness, hallucinatory states, death and the supernatural. His book of short stories "Stories of Love, Madness and Death" is incredibly dark and tragic. I highly recommend it