Saturday, February 25, 2012

the trick

It’s not so hard to do.
You've got to know that I really, really love the subject, it must be in my genes.

And if you are so much into something, it's just natural to try the possibilities. Play. Go new ways. Find the limits, and – try to see what's beyond. I don't mean to be bragging, but honestly: many people have told me they never saw anything like my performance. Did you?

I know we are often viewed with a certain sense of contempt, people don't exactly like us. We're not cute or fluffy, so many things seem to come down to your visual appearance. The number of legs seems do make a difference, too.
Superficiality. It's kind of sad. We're not even much of a minority, but still live the lives of underdogs. Mostly unnoticed by the public, and not very popular once they get aware of us.

So, I guess seeing someone like me capable of this strikes the average viewer as surprising. Still – as I said before – for me it is not a big deal.

I just love these things!

it must be in my genes

Thursday, February 23, 2012

subway drawing

Sometimes I’m asked where I find all the animals I draw.

Well, they are all around me. To prove this, I did participate in art house's sketchbook project with a book that was supposed to be about things found under car seats.
When it arrived, I noticed that I don't have a car, so this book was entirely drawn on site in the subway (which is also a good excuse for many wobbly lines).
It’s amazing how many different creatures you can meet there...

Here is a sample of my sketchbook along with a link to the project page, if you want to have a look:

but I don't have a car