How much of horror art is surrealist? Quite a bit. When I try to make a surreal piece of art, I will take some aspect of reality and make it into a metaphor, or take a fairly realistic subject then change an aspect of it in order to make some kind of a statement.
Here are my attempts:
I had the idea of combining two graceful shapes, and at the same time making a statement of people becoming display pieces. At least she seems fairly happy the way she is.
The next one is about how I think people often become with their smartphones and tablets. Perhaps it’s a vision of human evolution?
The last picture is of GUITAR FINGERS. The hand of a well trained guitarist can look pretty surreal as it is.
…to confront this elephant cow on her home turf. She might be gentle, but she’s so big that you’d have to be careful anyway! Elephants fascinate me. They have long distance communication using subsonics, both through rumbles and the pads of their feet. They communicate across many kilometers, hearing the sounds transmitted up from the foot bones all the way up to their ears. They do indeed have long memories. Not only could a calf following her mother across the savanna during a drought remember that same water hole the next time, but she could lead her herd there fifty years later when she hadn’t been there in the interim. It’s been said that a farmer who hurts an elephant herd will often find his crops destroyed by night-raiding elephants – he himself will be uninjured, and so will be the farms of his neighbors. I often wonder if elephants are sapient. This particular lady was seen at my local zoo this weekend. She kept putting branches on her back and carrying them around.
My sketch is going up first, then later I’ll upload the finished ink. So if you like this sketch, check back!
Here’s a drawing that celebrates Inktober, and my new musical interest too!
So, my friends, if you have an interest you’re waiting to pursue, go ahead! You never know how long life will be. If you live a long time, you’ll have had a lot more practice! See my recent post to find ways to put more time in your life.
It’s October 2nd. I should have started yesterday. However, I’ll make up the time! October is my very favorite month and a truly beautiful time in Arizona. So here we go, welcome to Inktober!
Feel free to join in – if you have a blog and are participating, comment away so that future readers can see your work too! I will accept either analog or digital ink. Maybe if we can get some participation, I can do a little art show at the beginning of the month!
Here is day 1:
Here is day 2:
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