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Friday, March 5, 2010

Inky goodness.

Been a month, blah, blah, apologies. I've been busy. REALLY busy.

Once upon a time, when I wasn't busy at all, I bought a tiny little moleskine book at the Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto. These are some drawings I did in that book.




I'm never sure if this last one reads. I drew this sitting in the sun on the curb of a truck stop somewhere between Rovereto and Milan. The ink in my brush got all hot and thin and came out so fast I could only draw in wet, black blobs. It was fun.

8 comments:

galvinator said...

Excellentaay! i've been lazy myself lately with my own stuff with work and such, but I love the way the moleskine books bring the best out of the artist, or make the artist want to fill each page with appealing pieces, in the hope that some day some random human will pick up the sketchbook and feel like they've uncovered a treasure trove, or discovered some artist who died broke but had some skills; and would have the book outrageously overvalued on the antiques roadshow. I remember watchin Last Crusade years ago and was enthralled with Henry Jones Snr's reproductions of religious art (stained glass with clues to the Holy Grail) and wondering, if I could pull it off, could I confuse someone with an artistic conspiracy theory(although not much subject matter for that in Ireland). I went through a phase after watching Starman aswell copying passages out of a bible and putting them underneath crap drawings to give the pieces more grounding. I was only ten at the time! ha ha! But these pieces posted are excellent man, beautiful and thoughtful use of the ink in a way that the spectator can imagine the entirety of the portrayed subject without realising it. Love it man! Keep 'em coming. Sorry for rambling!

Ty Carter said...

SWEET! Jake, I have something that's gonna crack you up. Talk to you Tuesday

Jared Scott Greenleaf said...

First of all, If its cool its cool. You know how in places like Pixar story is king, well in places like our journals coolness is king. That said, I saw at first 2 trucks, then emerging from the trailer of the second truck I realized that there were 2 more trucks. But I wonder now if the third truck from the right has its trailer in view or out? On another note, I'll be stealing some of your ink styling, I quite like the areas where you've held back the ink.

Anthony Holden said...

Epic trucks--best drawings you've ever done (to date).

Madeline Kaye said...

Okay, I'd have to agree those trucks would put Europeans to shame. Pretty stuff.

Alina Chau said...

wonderful drawings!! Love the portrait!

jared said...

oh, I get it. whoops. why didn't I see it before.

jared said...

even Keiko saw it at first glance. i feel like an idiot