The Amalgamated Federation of Disenfranchised Surly Low-Brow Comic Artists. It helps if you were also “Bottle-Fed and Beaten with the Belt”.
Drawn from life in Munich 2017. It’s a wonder I could even walk after 10 hours in that Oktoberfest beer tent.
This just had to be done. I carefully swapped out poet for poet, playwright for playwright, Conor McGregor for Sonny Liston, etc.
Based on a folk art sculpture of the Devil roasting a man, all my abstract experiments have led up to this figurative little ink and gouache study. The thing I learned about myself is that I have an obsession with outlining every shape in black ink. It’s kind of a dated 1970’s thing to do – but I’m doing it anyway.
I have contemptuously called abstract painters “Blob Painters” but it is so enjoyable and satisfying. I confess my ubiquitous iniquities, my neurotic hypocrisies. I love making abstraction.
These are just little Ink and wash 4 x 5″ drawings, but so fun to make.