Fail

Well, nothing got accomplished last night. Other than discovering a cool new group, Pomplamoose. I did come to realize some things also. The type of art I want to do is not really realism. I don’t know how you would classify it – maybe surrealism, but it’s slightly different. I think the proper term is pop surrealism. It’s sometimes grouped in with Lowbrow Art – kind of an offshoot of the Big Daddy Roth Rat Fink stuff of the 60′s.

This is the type of work I want to do. The artist’s name is Mark Ryden. I love his stuff. I guess it’s kind of dreamlike, in a slightly creepy sort of way. Kind of like those Golden Books you’d read as a child, but twisted.

I found a website with all sorts of artists in the style I like. It’s probably good that I didn’t start last night – I don’t think I will be satisfied with my art unless I’m doing what I really like. I’m a big fan of Tim Burton – that’s the sort of stuff I want to do. Back to the drawing board…

This is an idea I started laying out in Photoshop a month or so ago. I thought I would do a series of paintings based on song lyrics, or song titles.

The song, of course, is Teddy Bear Picnic. Maybe this should be my first painting.


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