Friday, November 01, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
a rare sight,...the illusive and/or elusive oakes family (effin' english, eh!?), together at last, ahem, again,...well, they were never actually apart, and um, we've all seen them in cartoon form before, so yeah, that's all that i have to say about that!! so there!!! hmph!! okay, where was i!?? oh yes, materials used! *wink* 2h pencil, pentel brush pen, chartpak ad markers, pentel correction pen, and a wee bit o' sharpie ultra fine point! created on one of the last few pages left in my 5x7 inch sketchbook, which i began end of july 2011 (it was a slow go [get it!? slow "go"!! *wink*] *groan*). so yeah, one more page to go, and then it's done; i have another 5x7 ready & waitin' to be sketched in! let's hope this next one doesn't take two years to complete! here's to happy thoughts and more productivity!! cheers!
caricature type stuff upload https://www.facebook.com/
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
((( WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF SLEEP DEPRIVED [AND SOMEWHAT SWOLLEN LOOKING DUE TO LACK OF EXERCISE] GREG OAKES RAMBLING ON ABOUT ART AND STUFF )))
i rushed to get this done (approx four days) for a group show; i started it wednesday(may22) and by saturday morning(may25) i was ready for the final step, adding the black linework (after an all-nighter friday). i'm not totally happy that i rushed through it because i feel i made some poor choices; true the black linework gives it a cool graphic kustom kulture edge, but part of me thinks i killed the traditional (pop surrealism!?) fine art feel it had. the fact that i was extremely sleep deprived after a few late nights and that one all-nighter didn't help matters much. those who have already seen it in person like it and as far as they're concerned it's complete, but in my mind there's so much to tweak, mistakes to fix, etc.. alas, we are our own worst critics/enemies. *sigh* ps. there was absolutely no reference used for this piece, just paint to canvas,...my memory and imagination.
greg oakes artist fan page upload
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