Tuesday, 2 June 2009

New drawings



I'm struggling to escape from cube land and I'm still making mistakes here and there but hey, I'm slowly getting better, just wish I had a scanner as these pictures are warped and the quality sucks. I'm struggling to find inspirado however, should look into some sci-fi books or something, not sure what though, I have Dune, Sirens of Titan and Ubik on my bookshelf waiting to be read but I'm not sure those will provide the material I need. Dune maybe, but it might as well be written in different language...

In other news, a new PC is on its way.

4 comments:

tutorphil said...

Hi Tom - always lots to see and do on your blog; keep it coming; you help me procrastinate when I should be writing a novel about Myra Hindley, witchcraft and paedophilia... Yes, it's time you through some organic shapes into the mix, methinks, though the fact that you're bothering to nurture your understanding for perspective is brilliant; in regard to inspiration, maybe you should revisit some well-visited classics, which, by their very popularity, would require a real imaginative leap; for instance, I challenge you to visualise and create the Emerald City from the original book version of Oz by Frank L. Baum - pick a logic, a technology, an era - something unexpected, something to drive the design along new and interesting tracks; sometimes, by revisiting well-trodden ground, you can best make your mark by creating the inevitable comparison... anyway, if I have any more thoughts I'll post them accordingly! Hope the new PC proves suitably transformative!

tutorphil said...

Saw this - thought of you...

http://www.fubiz.net/2007/11/12/tenspace/

It's wonderful - Japanese-stylee - and yet, no muscly men in lurid thongs...

Exquisite stuff!

tutorphil said...

and finally for this evening's suggested viewing...

You're probably familiar with it already, but have a look at the images from Richard Hiorns installation - Seizure - not the emerald city exactly, but strangely reminiscent of Sandy Skoglund's stuff and very moody; I didn't see it in reality - wish I had; looks magical.

Tom Beg said...

I tend to struggle through the classics to be honest. I did buy some books however. Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky brothers, The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem and as a back-up Alice in Wonderland.

Not sure that the first two will have much material in them for concept art but I wanted to read them anyway. Might pick up The Divine Comedy if I have the time to read it.