Just got back from a holiday in Zanzibar for the wedding my friends Kate & Marc. I swore I would do a drawing a day, as I've been so damn slack lately, but one day was lost to the bachelor party, and on the day before we left I got hit by a 24 hour bug, and was in no mind for the task. So I managed 4 drawings...
Day 2: Beach: Composition a bit iffy... Day 3: Palm trees and huts. Day 4: Beach: Better comp. Day 5: The Dhow they took us snorkeling on.
Murkwood is the band I play in. We recently started gigging, and our fucking facebook fanbase is starting to grow, so I figured it's time I posted up some shit about us... This is kind of our vibe... call me a complete knob, but I have no idea how to describe our sound. It's like a thousand angry mimes falling down a mineshaft filled with candy-floss. With a light sprinkling of Latino porn on mute. C'mon, just out of the corner of your eye... Is that willow weeping?
The freak falling all over himself below is Austen. He's basically insane, but he writes a lot of our shit so we can't admit him.
Loud guy below is our vocalist Ben. He's a vocalist in every sense of the word. Luckily he can sing too... :P Heavy concentration below by Levi, troubled beat boy genius.. And below we have Stef. Stef got bust with pot recently and has to attend Narc Anon meetings. Ha ha. Sorry Stef. Synth king! And the guy who forgot to shave is me. Look how vainy my arm is. (Photos courtesy of Sibs La Mere. Shot bruv. )
We're playing a few gigs in the near future. Come decide for yourself how we sound...
In the wake of recent events, I decided to offer the ANC an update to their CI, free of charge! Just a few tweaks here and there...KILL THE PROTECTION OF INFORMATION BILL!! We can all pretend it was suicide.
NASA recently released images of the moon taken by their Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The gallery has some interesting images showing the side of the moon we never see, and quite conclusive evidence (ha ha let's hope not photoshopped) of the Apollo 11 & 14 moon landings. Hail to the beautiful moon. Where would we be without you?
Maybe in my own domain space (for now...) At least not via image shack... The above image is indeed an exercise in blunt propaganda, but more importantly an exercise in Freedom of Expression. Yes, it's kind of a cliché with the Nazi reference, but it was designed to evoke an emotive response (achieved at least one so far), and nothing sends shivers like Hitler. Bare in mind the context: it was created by a pretty liberal minded individual. NOT a conservative republican quack. NOT a racist redneck hick. At very least, a rationalist.
In the wake of the reality of the last year, (not to mention the last decade) with the 'free world' falling steadily into disrepair, I feel I need to exercise my freedom of speech on an open internet while I still can.
There is no doubt in my mind that US President Barack Obama is a liar and a fraud.
There's no doubt in my mind that 9/11 was an inside job to motivate and justify now nearly a decade of ongoing war in the Middle East.
There's barely a doubt in my mind that 'Anthropogenic Global Warming' is paid for, pseudo-scientific propaganda, created to try to manipulate people and governments into accepting 'green' policies which will end up crippling the world economy.
And already my doubts are slipping as to whether the BP oil spill was on some level intentional.
I won't try to convince. The evidence is everywhere. It's simply a matter of objective enquiry.
Resort to that old chestnut 'pffff - conspiracy theories...', but remember: there are more and more rational people turning into 'conspiracy theorists' every day, and I can assure you that none of those people want the day to come when they have to say "I told you so."
Start your own enquiry. And try to keep in mind:
The role of government is a naturally erosive force on any constitution. If you aren't aware of your rights, it's not going to be the government who reminds you.
Went back to class and finished the A4 Moleskine last week on a few portraits. It was quite quiet. The housewives seem to have moulded themselves to their electric blankets. The hands of old ladies fused to metal bannisters and old parking meters. May you thaw before you draw.
Been neglecting the blog the last few weeks, but hey, I've been working, not to mention those fucking documentaries(!), and my multi-tasking abilities are severely stunted. I also had a slight drama at the drawing class, bolted at tea, and haven't been back in 2 weeks. I'm no good in the morning. And now it's winter...
The good news is I've updated my portfolio, and finally made that gleeful transition out of the freebie realms of Google to a personal domain space at crudely.co.za. I have 100 free email addresses. Ifirstname.lastname@example.org?
PS. I swore I wouldn't go there, but good luck Bafana Bafana for the Fiendish Illicit Fucking Assholes World Cup 2010!
PPS. Since I'm going there, good luck to the people of the USA for your revolution against the Police State your saviour Obama is busy selling you down the river toward. Arrest those thieving bankers!
Last weekend we held this exhibition for the drawing class. It was an interesting experience. We didn't sell much. Many were charging too much I think. Thanks to my family and friends I managed to get rid of a few. Below was the corner of the hall I occupied, followed by a few of my favourite pieces from the show. Lindsay - A2 - Ink. June - A1 - Ink & bleach. Margie - A2 - Pencil. Berenice - A2 - Pastel. Jonna - A1 - Acrylic. I bought this one above. I cropped it funny. Claire - A4 - Ink.