Saturday, May 24, 2008

Art and a Heart Shaped Box

The above is a quick piece I did today since I was going a little bonkers doing just rough sketches and thumbnails for a couple of different projects all week and I was itching to take something to a bit of finish (even if it's only roughly so). I drew and painted it from a photo I took of a friend of ours (Cameron) several years ago in Portland. We've lost touch with him since then, but on the off-chance you're reading this Cam, get a hold of us man, it'd be great to catch up!

Also, Laini's mom gave me a scary book a couple weeks ago that I tore through (and now Laini's doing the same). It's called "Heart Shaped Box" written by Joe Hill. I can't recall offhand the last ghost story I read OR the last book that actually scared me just a bit, but this one definitely did. He manages to weave in enough unsavory macabre details that make you feel a little icky reading it but they help create the mood and texture of the main story pretty masterfully. Check it out...if you dare!


Stephanie Perkins said...

Wow, what a BEAUTIFUL painting! That's a "quick piece"?

My mind . . . is boggling.

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Hey Stephanie!

Thanks for popping by AND for the nice mailing yesterday!!!!

And yes, I started this piece at the beginning of the McLaughlin Group (on PBS Friday night) and finished it during the next show, so it was about an hour or a bit more. Nothing like drawing and painting while you're listening to McLaughlin cut someone off and tell them "YOU'RE WRONG!" (especially when it's Pat Buchanan! :)


Stephanie Perkins said...

Ooo, wouldn't it be great to have the chance to tell Pat Buchanan he's wrong?? (Doesn't matter what he's talking about -- I'm sure I'd disagree! Hee hee hee.)

I'm happy the package arrived!

ala al-wasitty said...

your work its vary nice

i wish see my plog