jwgh: (rescue)
Yesterday's WikiHow explained how to draw a sea turtle. Here's what I've got:

A sea turtle

Give it a try. Why not?

Giant Steps

Mar. 3rd, 2007 09:10 am
jwgh: (Van Halen)
Jazz fans (and other people) may be interested in this video accompaniment to John Coltrane's Giant Steps by artist Michal Levy. It sounds like Levy may have synaesthesia:
When I listen to music I see colors and shapes and when I watch visual art I hear sounds.I wanted to express my sensing of shapes colors and music in this short movie.

I have chosen a short Jazz piece, which I have known for many years of my playing the saxophone: "Giant Steps" by John Coltraine. Coltrane made a major break through with his album "Giant Steps" in the year 1959. It was the first time in the history of Jazz music that someone based his music on symmetrical patterns, which stemmed from a mathematical division of the musical scale.

The structural approach of John Coltraine to music is associated with architectural thinking. The musical theme defines a space and the musical improvisation is like someone drifting in that imaginary space.
jwgh: (helmet)

Vaguely inspired by a recent [livejournal.com profile] sanspoof post.
jwgh: (killdevils)
I asked my upstairs neighbor Kasey Henneman to make some posters for the New Year's Eve show, so she made these multi-colored silk-screened and stenciled posters that are pretty much amazing. She made about 30 of them, so tomorrow, before I head up to Massachusetts to visit family, I'll be going around putting some up ...

... and I also made my own version (a pale imitation) for use outside or in places where the full-sized, full-colored posters won't work.

Pictures of both beneath the cut. )

When I dropped one of Kasey's posters off at Nick-a-Nees, the bartender proclaimed it 'awesome' and said he would steal it if he could.
jwgh: (Default)
As advertised, there was a street painting festival today. It was located in the ice rink downtown. I took a bunch of pictures. )

new labels

Aug. 30th, 2006 05:19 pm
jwgh: (Van Halen)
I'm running out of copies of 'Imaginary Internet Man' to sell, so I made a few new CDs and some labels to go with them, in case there is a mad rush to purchase them tonight.

pictures under cut )

You can see all the labels people made for me for the last batch at http://pics.livejournal.com/jwgh/gallery/00012we9 .

I think it might be time for me to come up with a new CD, particularly since the current one doesn't have several songs that people seem to like. I have some ideas of what to do with the cover for that one so that making a bunch of new CDs won't be so work-intensive (and imagination-intensive for that matter).

vole love

May. 29th, 2006 10:39 am
jwgh: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] cgoldfish made this:

balloon animal, front view

balloon animal, side view
jwgh: (Default)
Last weekend's secret project went well.

[livejournal.com profile] cgoldfish wants to make the computer room in her apartment robot-themed, so she suggested to a few people, including me, that we might want to make robot pictures for her.

So on Saturday I did some test sketches to see what I wanted to do, and on Sunday I dug out my art supplies and did a charcoal (well, mostly; there are a couple of pastels in there and a little pencil) of a robot.

At some point I had said to Carrie that I would draw a picture of a robot cab driver, but when I was doing the sketches I realized that I was going to have a lot of trouble drawing a recognizable cab, so I fooled around with some other ideas and eventually came up with this.

robot )

I brought it over on Sunday and [livejournal.com profile] cgoldfish seemed to quite like it. Huzzah!

Charcoal is fun, and so are robots.


Jul. 30th, 2005 09:13 am
jwgh: (Default)
Here are some doodles I drew recently. Some of them might be enough to get someone expelled from high school these days. A couple were recycled at [livejournal.com profile] saucypunk's painting party last night.

scans )
jwgh: (bunny ears)
My sister and her family recently moved into the house that we grew up in, and when she was tidying up one of the rooms recently she found an old book that my mother helped me put together when I was quite young (I'm guessing I was four or five). And now I've scanned it in! [start at page one]


Nov. 4th, 2004 05:26 pm
jwgh: (Default)
I was looking for a blank notepad to bring to tonight's show and found a bunch of old doodles. (When I first saw them I assumed that I drew them during a meeting, but thinking about it I probably drew them at a Chris Monti coffeehouse gig over a year ago.)

the others behind a livejournal cut )

Kid art

Aug. 31st, 2003 10:17 pm
jwgh: (Default)
I'm in Massachusetts helping my father clean out his house, and I came across a linoleum print I made probably in about fifth grade of a stegasaurus:


I've turned it into an X-Face, which I'll use when posting to USENET and also as my new user icon here. Until I get sick of it, anyway.


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