My reading seems to be on a bit of decline lately mainly because I have been keeping busy with other things (like work and drawing). This week’s Bookmarked post revolves around inspiring drawings and illustrations.
Featured above is Tony Orrico working on a piece. His works are amazing. He is like the human Squiggle Wiggle Writer/protractor/compass. When I look at his graphite covered arms I instantly shut up about being a lefty and getting smudge marks on my hand.
Jacob Dahlstrup’s works are also amazing. I really wish I had the patience and skills to draw the things he does in such great detail. I was really tempted to use his 100 Hour Drawing above in place of Tony Orrico’s.
I am a sucker for clean and crisp lines. Skeletronix’s illustrations are well composed and provide a good dose of macabre and gore.
On the subject of clean and crisp lines, I could look at Tina St. Claire’s illustrations all day. I love that she draws with both pen and pencil.
I have always been a fan of things that are personalised and handmade. Natasha Barr makes lovely birthday cards which have her very unique style.
Chiara’s illustrations are very bold with an organic feel. I really loved her Thom Yorke illustrations.
Kelly Thompson has stunningly gorgeous illustrations. I particularly love how they are so fashion focused.
For a little bit of comic relief, is this post on Suketchi with Sean’s recount of a mean girl incident at school.
In the week leading up to Thor KL Fair and I have been a lot cracking Thor puns/jokes (e.g. “I found the movie THOR-some”, “Forsooth! It is hammer time!” “Consider yourself THORed”). Below is a photo of KL and I and our super trendy 3D glasses.
On Saturday we went to the Gallery of Modern Art to catch the 21st Century: Art in the First Decade exhibition before it closed. So KL and I made a voyage over the Kurilpa (Pick-Up Sticks) Bridge to South Bank. It is a bit of an eyesore when you look at it from the outside but kind of cool from the inside.
When we were outside of the gallery we were greeted by this lovely queue. We were standing there for 10 minutes until we realised that it was the queue to get free ice-cream. The ice-cream was a work in the exhibition.
In the gallery we found a lot of carbon paper…
… and a lot of plastic bags.
We even decided to go for a swim.
Right. Time to get out of the pool.
Can you spot me?
Ever wondered what I would look like as a woodland creature? Well wonder no more!
This was one of our favourite exhibits. It was titled Internet Memes. Tom Cruise is totally sucking on KL’s finger.
I never thought I’d ever see a vegetarian sell such meaty looking sausages.
We decided to take an epic journey from the gallery to find food. For dessert we ended up in Max Brenner. I’ve never noticed this before but the two kids below have got to be the most disturbing kids EVER. It didn’t help that KL was telling me that they are brother and sister.
Our chocolate brownie sundae pre crunchy chocolate balls and melted chocolate.
When we headed back to the museum I found myself drawn to the shininess of this work. Clearly I am a magpie.
In the center of all of the balls there was a giant black box. Being as mysterious as it was, we just had to go in! When we stepped inside we were in awe. It felt like we were in a never ending abyss of glowing lights (yes, that is my dress glowing blue).
Olfaur Eliasson’s Cubic Structural Evolution Project was spectacular. I wonder how many pieces of white Lego was used.
And that concludes my week! Happy chocolate eating!