Monday, February 14, 2011

top 6 things i drew in my childhood sketchbooks

top 6 things i drew in my sketchbook as a child. my inspirations were primarily picture frame stock photos.

1. saxophones. often with squiggly lines and music notes escaping the horn to indicate sound. nobody ever played these saxophones, they were free agents, jazzing around as they pleased.

2. bird silhouettes. i found these most beautiful when they were flying in front of a Sunset on the Horizon. my favourite of the bird drawings was a seagull depicted flying straight up into the sky, in front of a sunset of course, across which i wrote "no destiny".

3. celtic princesses with long hair and velvet dresses in the grass. they never wore shoes and they always had corseted dresses with bell sleeves. i went through great pains to thickly shade their cleavage. mostly i thought these were premonitions of my adult life.

4. cats. cats sitting in all different ways. with collars. in jail. standing next to celtic princesses with long hair and velvet dresses in the Grass. sometimes all of this in front of a sunset on the horizon.

5. daft punk. much to dave's dismay. once he saw a sketchbook of mine in which there was an entire page devoted to the childish scrawling of 'daft punk' . he looked at it and said "this makes me feel fucked up".

6. abstract squiggles and doors to nowhere. as i got a bit older (11ish) i used to draw lots of doors with question marks on or around them. i would then draw squiggly lines all over the place to fill up the page and to make things seem a bit funkier.

close runners up: roses, palm trees, witch hats, keys locked in jail

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