Sunday, February 17, 2013

Kristina Carroll - Freestyle Sunday

We have a colonial graveyard in the Arboretum near our house. I love the style of gravestones from this era and often walk through the area in the morning. Here's a quick sketch from one.

Alice Stanne - Free Style Sunday

I bought a brand new sketchbook over the weekend and decided to christen the first page today. There's always the struggle of what goes on that initial page to make it the best sketchbook ever, so I just decided to express the idea with the simple phrase first page jitters.

Ricardo Lopez Ortiz- Freestyle Sunday

My lovely girlfriend on the subway ride back from work. I think I captured her exhaustion :)

Chris O'Neill - My Love: 1 of 3

Here's Image 1 of 3 of my autobiographical "LOVE" series. When Sarah & I met junior year of high school, I was this guy. Dyed hair, hoodie, weird blue sunglasses, and NIN blaring in my headphones. Can't imagine what she saw in me!


Chris O'Neill - Tainted Love

So... This last week was totally a bust... Sorry about that! ANYWAY... here's yesterday's.

Tainted Love = Tainted Meat

 .....Or something....


Jeanine Henderson—Free style Sunday

Have had this drawing half-done for weeks, so finally got around to finishing and starting to ink it today—so sharing as my freestyle Sunday post

Tim Paul - Love Series complete

So, I really fell behind, and now I'm trying to catch up. We had a challenge of a three part autobiographical series leading up to Valentines day. I did my first one, but I really wasn't happy with the execution. So I redid it along with the other two.

I often joke that me and my husband meet the old fashioned way. At a bar on dollar drink night. We had both seen each other, and thought each other cute. But it was me that made the move. I had copies of a self published zine comic with me, that I was going to give to a friend who didn't show up. So I wrote my number on the back, and while he was inline to get a drink, I went up, and said:

"Hi, I just want to say, I think your cute, and me and my friends are heading out, but here are copies of a comic I write and draw. Read them if you like them, call me, my numbers on the back."

He stopped me from leaving, and asked me what my name was. I told him it was Tim, and asked him what his was. When he told me it was also Tim, I asked what his last name was.
Thankfully it wasn't the same as mine.

So I said, "Well, if anything, this is probably the weirdest pick up you've ever gotten."

"No" he said, "It's the best I've ever gotten."

"Well, on that good note, I'm going to go!"

Right from the start, our relationship was marked with a lot of similarities. Such as I was the only other person his friends had heard say "Got my Christmas Goose Early!" something Tim would say all the time, when someone would touch his butt. Or that we both liked Emmett Otters Jug band Christmas.

One morning, after Tim had spent the night, we went out for breakfast, and on the way home the temperature dropped an it started to rain, making us wet and chilled. When we got back to my place, we both collapsed on the bed. A few seconds later, at the same time, we both said. "hmmmmm cozy" like Homer Simpsons would. Then a few seconds later we both said, "Creepy". We have always said the same thing at the same time, often with the same inflection of tone.

We got married 9 years ago, in what we call our Mass Cult Wedding. Tim entered a contest the W Hotel in Chicago was having, where they wanted 5 couples, straight or gay, come down and get married on the spot. The catch being that one half of the couple wouldn't know, and the other would propose on the spot, if the other half said yes, get married right there! All 5 couples said yes, and we all went upstairs and got cleaned up, made over and dressed.

It was suspossed to be on Valentines Day, but the upper Hotel Management didn't want to give free rooms on what is one of their busiest days, so we had to do it on the 13th. Friday the 13th.

So we got married on Friday the 13th. 

If it's not a little off or weird or against tradition, it doesn't seem to be right for us. 

Scott Brundage- Valentine's Spoils

Stuck in a car for 8 hours, Friday, on my way to VT, had to draw on my ipad in the car.

Luckily, my lady had a good seven pounds of chocolates from her students. I appropriated them all for myself.

Jeffrey Alan Love - Tainted Love Two Times

I missed the deadline yesterday, so here's two for today.  I've noticed before that acrylic tends to stick to itself when I paint on facing pages of sketchbooks.  For the "tainted love" theme I thought it would be fun to paint a man and woman on facing pages, perhaps lovers, separated when the sketchbook is open, together when it is closed and we can't see them.  A secret love.  But when they are pulled apart the acrylic rips and pulls at itself, and wounds them.

Kristina Carroll - Tainted Love

Feeding the Beast - pencil
This is about the love of self-destruction. We all have had something in our life; whether a habit, a toxic relationship or a self-image, that is bad for us but we delicately nurture and feed because it gives us comfort on some level.

Pardon the lateness, I actually did do this yesterday but didn't get close to my scanner in time to post it before bed.

Scott Murphy - Tainted Love

Judith and Holofernes. 

I ran out of space on the bottom of the page for this one unfortunately. Good fun though.

Alice Stanne - Tainted Love

Love potions, make sure you don't pick the one that's tainted...