Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FANS!

I *always* love hearing from people about their rabbits, their lives and, of course, when it involves some of my art!
Hey... I am only human. [HINT: Contact me!]

Of course, it always humbles me when someone is touched by something that I do.
This photo was sent to me of a piece about a bunny named, "NEI NEI."


The water color was more of a "sketch-book" thing - working out sadness brought on by the story of  Nei Nei's passing. Sometimes the stories are just outright sad. The bonds that can exist between beast and human have no words. I do not believe for a minute that those bonds are ever broken. Not even in death.

Below is a DARK SIDE OF THE BUN fan! (I hope that isn't a grimace!)

I always love the dichotomous picture of the big burly manly man who loves his "bunnies."
There is nothing sexier...


Friday, September 19, 2014

COMICS

I just spent the last week pouring over this book:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/006097625X/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=42621785546&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6541934397202303844&hvpone=12.98&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_9p9mbi6kfh_b

Scott McCloud wrote a comic book about comic books! The approach isn't so much a "how to" - but a delve into the history and creation. We are taken back to times of cave paintings, brought through to the cuniform in the Kish tablets and into modern art movements vs. writing.

It is a comic dialogue of what comics are, where they came from and what they CAN BE.

His website is a treasure trove for anyone interested in this art form.
http://scottmccloud.com

Then... THIS happened:




Friday, September 12, 2014

GALLERY SHOW

These three pieces were accepted into the next LeSo Gallery exhibition: OVERTURE III here in Toledo, Ohio.
The rabbits are beginning their conquest of the city...

The one piece that was a more "traditional" rabbit, did not make the cut.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

I like to recycle my art. Here is a fine example of me taking a graphite pencil drawing and going nuts in a Photoshop tutorial. The piece took on a life of its own...


WHEN RABBITS WERE GODS


Memory of Fire: Genesis, Eduardo Galeano.
This is the age of the fifth sun.  After the destruction of the fourth sun, the gods gathered together to decide who would become the next sun.  Tecciztecatl, proud and rich, volunteered, but they needed someone else.  So Nanauatl, a poor god, was chosen.  A huge bonfire was built, and when the time came, Tecciztecatl attempted to throw himself into the flame, but his fear overwhelmed him.  Nanauatl closed his eyes and jumped.  Ashamed, Tecciztecatl follows him into the fire.  Eventually, two bright suns rose in the sky.  Angry that Tecciztecatl continues to follow Nanauatl, the other gods throw a rabbit at him, dimming the sun and leaving an imprint of a rabbit on his face.  This is why the Aztecs say there is a rabbit in the moon...
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