You never really know if you can actually do something that you believe to be impossible until you try. I had my doubts that I could paint a cool-looking torch. I dreamt big and gave it a try. I am quite happy with how I rendered it. Especially how I captured the color of the shiny, golden torch. This was made with ink and watercolor paint.
Yes, there is a story to the above cartoon. And I will now tell you that story.
It begins when a friend of mine asks me to draw his logo. He wanted a lizard in a hammock strung up between two palm trees. There are times in my life where I have no creativity. I tried, but everything I did seemed wrong. Needless to say, I didn’t do the drawing.
Fast forward about eight years, I am moving to a new place, and as things get seen that haven’t been seen in quite awhile, I discover that I had the above drawing in my arsenal for years before my friend asked me to draw the lizard. If only I had remembered this drawing, I could have replaced the Gomer in the hammock with a lizard. Simple.
The moral of the story? Sometimes, I wish I had a smarter brain.
This was the cover to a report I did on the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch. You know, the guy who paints people with fish heads. I’m not saying that he used fish heads to make his paintings. For example, he didn’t use a fish head as a brush. What I am trying to say is he paints pictures of fish-headed people. Circa 1999. This drawing was circa 1999 but the Hieronymus paintings were circa 1500.