Thursday, September 10, 2009

A few months back, a friend of mine decided to have a screening of some of the short films he made with his friends when they were kids. The films were made sometime in the late 70's or in the 80's and they covered all types of genres, like sci-fi, mafia assassinations, and even some stop motion animation. Since these were recorded on film they did not have any sound, but the imagery alone was more than enough to keep everyone entertained. But we put some of our favorite music to play in the background and a lot of times the films and the music fused together pretty well.
At the same time I was watching the films I was also sketching and in some of my drawings I began to also fuse some of the images from my friend's films and the images of my friends sitting around watching the films. The drawing above is one that I liked a lot and later decided to go further with it. I decided to treat it the way I have done with some of my bigger works, which is using mixed media to create collage. There were other drawings that helped me figure out the final composition, but as you can see I really tried to keep it as close to my original drawing as possible. One of the things that I enjoy the most about making art is being able to see the work change in front of my eyes and in this case being able to see the beginning and the end. Ted, thanks for sharing your films with the gang, they're awesome.