Monday, August 01, 2005
Illustration Friday: "Aging"
I Don't Wanna Grow Up, 2005 • graphite, Staedtler Pigment Liner and Photoshop CS2®
It's probably obvious, but this was inspired by both the Peter Pan Broadway tune and the Tom Waits song (from Bone Machine, which I still have to purchase). This dude is vainly hanging on to whatever remnants of his childhood, but realizes he has to rock that suit n' tie so he can bring home the bacon. And he resents it.
Here's the original:
I drew it during a couple of my breaks at my incredibly shitty job.
*sigh*...there I go again. Okay, it's no secret that I hate what I do. To me, the true measure of success is to make a living doing what you really want to do. I'm clearly not at that point. But it's coming...I'm almost sure of it.
I'm told, "hey, it's just a job." True, and it pays pretty well. But what if you think of throwing yourself in front of a truck before heading there? What if it's incredibly thankless? That shit ain't healthy. All I know is, when I get back from Roanoke, the job search is ON.
But, I digress...*ahem*...
I didn't like the face on this dude; it wasn't sour enough. So, I came up with a few more and chose my fave:
A few choices.
Cut n' paste.
As a bonus, here's one of the pieces I came up with for the Blam! show, Geriatric Lad:
Hapless Heroes 1: Geriatric Lad, 2005 • Montana spray paint, gesso, graphite and Staedtler Pigment Liner on canvas board
A'ight? Peace, y'all.