Wednesday, 12 June 2013

No Parole

(HB pencil on 140mm x 88mm postcard)
"He couldn't quite put his finger on it, but there was something that was telling him that his appeal had not gone at all well."
 
A simple cartoon image that shows both despair and complete resignation to an inevitable fate. When you know, no matter what you do, there's just no avoiding it. It also has the obvious reference to marriage with the "ball and chain" symbolism.
 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

The Joker : Punch & Judy

(black biro on a 140mm x 88mm postcard)
 
The disturbing obsession that the Joker has for Batman always seems to end with him being hurt, one way or another. But, being so criminally insane as he is, he'll always try again and again, because that's the way he does it.



Thursday, 24 January 2013

Nude By Numbers

(fineliner on a 139mm x 87mm postcard)
 
It's not easy trying to find a nude paint-by-numbers set, especially one happily stroking her pussy! They tend to be the "chocolate-box" style image, which is never fun to paint, but at least they got more people painting and introduced many to art.
 
It's used here to make the viewer think more about colour, even though there's none present, not even a swatch to match the numbers with. It tries to beg the question: "What colour is her skin?" And when this happens, it begins to give the subject something of an enigmatic quality.
 
But many who see it will have already made their own assumptions as to her colour, for whatever reason that might be. They may even assume it so much that they'll go so far as to disregard it completely and ask: "What colour is the cat?"