The daily exploits of a pencil pusher...

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Word is bomb

bombs for 05

This here work was done in pencil!

I haven't painted in about a month and a half and it's starting to get to me.

I'm tired, and debated with myself whether or not to bother with making the obvious Bush bashing comments, but hey he's our president, and it's like Britney says-ya gotta listen to your president! Over the last couple of days my brain's been mush. Perhaps it's the up coming move (context=wife and I going to Chicago) It seems that tends to be my style when things start getting gritty, shut-down, enact the auto-pilot feature, and freak out later.

But on a good note, my 30th birthday has come and gone sans any sort of "life-crises." A lot of people have asked me whether i've lost my shit and seem dumbfounded when I tell them no. These life markers we set for ourselves can be traps and pretty much result in nothing but high blood pressure and an unnecessary sense of dissapointment. What the hell, I was angst ridden enough as a teenager, why carry that crap over into my adult life. Of course one could argue that i'm still a kid, and quite frankly I wouldn't disagree. So anyways, no deep ruminations here about my life so far. No words of wisdom or clever insights. Just brush your damn teeth, wear comfortable shoes, and look up at the clouds kids, and your ass'll be fine.

50 comments:

Phazed_0ut said...

Sustained anger always overtakes happiness.

sugar'nSpice said...

you drawings are great!! i clicked on some link and ended up at you page, glad i did though, i thought no one liked to sketch people any more :) (my friends hate it when i do)

Ben Jern said...

Very very nice work... :)

FeLiX said...

You are bloody talented! man I would like to see more of your work soon man!

Holden said...

Hey
these pictures are fantastic!! you are highly talented.

Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

Matt

yoshi said...

Your work is nice.

Strong, but nice.

Maybe you'd like to see some of mine. And maybe drop me a comment.

http://haphazardhaiku.blogspot.com/

thotpurge said...

good stuff :)

maya said...

WOW! i am so glad i stumbled onto your site. The cover of your sketchbook with the crow just blew me away.. it would fit perfectly for the kind of stuff i write.
feel free to check it out. dreamwriting.blogspot.com
and keep it up, would love to see more!

Ruben said...

Great pictures and good writing.

Fawn said...

Since it seems like you've got a whole bunch on your plate and are trying to keep things together I just wanted to let you know that Chicago is not gonna be as bad as you may think. Yeah, you'll be a couple time zones away from what you're used to and in a bigger city but on the whole people are friendly and it's easy to get around town.

centuri0n said...

Hey Eugene --

If I send you a picture, what's it cost to get a pencil sketch of me?

What about mje dressed as batman? (j/k)

:-)

Mike said...

I just discovered your blog. Nice work. Ill be in and out to view your latest.

Mike said...

What would you charge to sketch a picture of a photograph, scan it, and email it to me?

wirfcit said...

Love your drawing, keep it up man, you have a long way ahead of you. You will go far.

Anonymous Mary said...

One of the things i've been wanting to work on with my oil paintings is to loosen up and let the paint itself express a representation of things without being too exact and photorealistic. This is a hard stuff for me. I came from a school that at the time really pushed it's students to try to accurately represent what their eyes were seeing. In a lot of ways this helped me to observe. In other ways I feel like I got bogged down in a sort of "hyper-observation," where I felt the need to record exactly what I was observing.

This was so interesting! I don't paint, but it does tie in to my interest, which is writing - there is this conflict, whereby you want to represent what's "real" on an absolute surface level (the way people really talk, look, think) and on the hand to play with it and do interesting things. Hyper-observation's a good word.

Love the paintings.

Yaox said...

Good picture:

Even if your an american, you shouldn't disconcern yourself with what the rest of the world thinks. Canadians have voices too you know :(.

The Outcast said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!...your work is amazing...I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw these amazing sketches.....I used to sketch and paint but that life has clearly passed me by..but I still would like to....and seeing your work has inspired me to continue on with my dream of fantastic art works....keep up the good work...all I major in now is photography......and Im extremely good at that...but great work.....you are amazing.....

Holla Back

Dark Reign

P.S Chicago aint that bad...I live here....and thats coming from a seventeen year old...

andrea said...

your pictures are great! i really like the sketchbook covers. i wish i could draw like you! keep it up!

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Eric M. Meyer said...

You are a very talented person and your drawings are phenomenal; however, I am extremely upset at the negative critisim directed towards our President of the Free World; our Commander in Chief. You are poking fun at a man who lets you feel safe at night and who also helps protect America so people like you can make such ill-minded drawings.

KATO + ROY...!!!! said...

hey! your stuff is pretty spiffy!! .. i really like the shading and stuff *claps alittle* good stuff...good stuff... ketcha later~! !*
~katie g. (1/2 Kato)
^.~

maria said...

your drawings are supreme.

your style (drawing, less writing) reminds me of a decent book i read recently--the bid artist by howard norman. he's probably better than i think he is, since i generally hate people who are still alive.

but everyone likes your stuff, clearly. i'd be interested to see figurative work (not just heads).

done any of that? your line is amazing. i'd love to see how you do a spine or hip or shoulder.

Satellite said...

Very nice to see this original piece of bush art. Never seems to get old, very good stuff...


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wha...? said...

I can't wait to be 30. I think it'll be super sweet.

Gothamimage said...

Excellent- Please read my recent post comparing Bush to Lincoln. I think you can see the differences in their faces. You captured the adolescent belicosity of Bush. He has a rather simple face for a man with such an intersting backround.

Red Egg said...

Love your work... and thoughts, I suppose :D

Anonymous said...

RE: "Whiteboy" You got it wrong it isn't bomb, it's Democracy. Unless of course you are against people making their own choices. Your work is mundane at best, but your self-description is accurate. Your brain is mush, your talent mediocre. That I agree with that part of your post.

John-Reuben said...

You have 'mad skills', man. From a fellow artist, I can appreciate your gifts -your sense of humor- thanks for the breath of fresh air . Got some stuff on my blog. Please feel free to check it out if you hav the time.

eugene smith said...

People get upset when you talk about their Bush...

Lane said...

The Bush defender comments are too funny. Nice work as always, Mr. Eugene.

You should totally put up a photo of Goldman's painting, and show these people what's really behind Blogger.

You should also come over and scan more stuff, so you'll have things saved up till you can get a new scanner.

Keep it up!

tappedfull said...

Awesome artwork man, and happy belated birthday. I can't wait to see more.
Great blog

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ASH said...

Nice technique... I always kind of wished to draw people the way I want to see it in the end. Maybe I never will, though. Well, congrats! You got the skill!

Zube Girl said...

Great artwork eugene!>!

Well, damn. I didn't realize that I should be feeling safe at night, thanks to Junior. I'll have to work on ignoring what makes me feel not safe about having him as my President.

filgood said...

Good advice,particularly the shoes, has worked for me. Like your work.... keep lookin at those clouds.

Hosny sokar said...

very nice work, but not very good !!

nkosi de castro said...

i like this picture.

Toosinbeymen said...

Nice drawings. It's way cool to be driven to draw and keep it going. Most people aren't that focused, myself included.

Keep it up,
Toos

Portneuf Jack said...

Nice sketches! This is my first day blogging ... and this is my first comment. It was worth the months of waiting to blog ... to come and find your sketches. Thank you.

Elana said...

Hey, i like your ssite, and your pictures. i love george bush. check out my site at www.hamtersarecute.blogspot.com

Brad said...

Know he's our president -- but recent news is making his harshest critics look more credible.

Drakeman said...

Loved the picture of Cash. It brought back memories of my youth. My parents were big fans of his.

The One and Only said...

that is amazing! have you showed any agencies? you would make it big!

..Maria.. said...

Weeee... The pics are just too cool.. Lalala..

Jolly Mercenary said...

I love your sketch very very much.
It's so beautiful and interesting.
Do you do that by hand or computer?
How to make the surface so clean...
Could you teach me?
I love drawing, too.
I've put some of my artwork at my MSN's Space in my personal gallery...
you could take a look if you like....
http://spaces.msn.com/members/chiouboya/

quack-quack said...

Hi:
As I am not so talented as you are and am not a critic of drawings, I just say I enjoyed your sketches.
"cash" was wonderful. Your "white boy" seems very innocent . Do you see him like that? God bless you, quack - quack

SEO Guru said...

I dont know if you have addressed this before but how long have you been drawing for ?

Eammon said...

Thirty? A cake walk. 40? Not so much. 48? Quuite frankly I'm about ready to join Hunter S. and Papa Hemingway, which really makes me wish I had written something instead of talking and thinking about it for 30 or so years. I like your work. A lot. I don't usually ... well, I don't bullshit people, so if I think their stuff sucks, I'll say so.
Check out my blog if you have the time, Boozytunes@blogspot.com and if you think it sucks, it's okay to say so. I could use some constructive criticism.

A.H.ROSTAMI said...

Ya! This sketch of Mr. Bush your president is simmilar to his brother!!

Anonymous said...

Help me Dude, I'm lost.

I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw Elvis in the supermarket yesterday.

No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new plasmatv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a plasma tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger then I'm gonna go home and ask Michael Jackson to come round and watch that waaaay cool surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on my new plasma tv .

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "

Strange day or what? :-)

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