Happy Birthday to my brother!

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There’s a bit more to tell about this drawing. I drew a lot of little dog and cat characters in the late 70s and very early 80s, still in grade school. I also had a mouse and bird character, seen here too. The cat’s name was Oglevie..no idea where I got that name…and the bird’s name was Elmo. This was long before Elmo Monster trashed Sesame Street, but oddly enough, the bird was red. I am drawing a blank on the mouse and dogs’ names.

Vintage: Strange-Legged Elephant.

This is a drawing I did in high school, probably on my own at home. My parents couldn’t keep me supplied with enough paper and I tended to spill over into pieces of posterboard that were supposed to be for our science projects.
I have no idea what inspired me to create elephants with strange little spindly legs and cloven hooves, but I drew them a lot. This one I just happened to take a lot of care with, trying to get the anatomy right and struggling with shading.

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Friends, this is also testimony to creating art on supplies that are acid free. This board used to be white, and over the years it has become a dull beige.

The Britney Spears Hydra.

Getting back into my daily art groove. My siblings, step-siblings and I spent a week moving our parents to a new house. We did about six months of moving and cleaning in a week. We were exhausted, and most of us got sick with some sort of ancient disease that rises out of boggy graves every 1,000 years to strike down the hardworking…anyway, it was a rough two weeks there.

Apologies if you’re a Britney Spears fan…I heard “Hit Me Baby One More Time” on my way home from my mom’s today and this being pops into my head and animates itself every time I hear it.(which now is really the only reason I listen to it😆)

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No joke…she’s just overdubbed and overdubbed so many times, I’ve always thought, jesus, how many of her is there singing this and I kept imagining all these Britney heads, and then they evolved further as I would much rather envision monsters than Britney Spears.