Art from the Edge of the Sea: Images of you and Images of Me #2

This particular image is my crude take on Carlos Schwabe’s beautiful LES FLEURS DU MAL: DESTRUCTION, completed toward the end of the 19th century.

Anyone with an interest in art has Schwabe’s french art book CARLOS SCHWABE:SYMBOLISTE ET VISIONNAIRE in their collection (or will have). Speaking French is not necessary to appreciate all the amazing art contained in this tome. Considered one of the early and one of the more influential artists of the fantastic.

If you don’t already own this oversized artbook, Carlos Schwabe, Symboliste et Visionnaire (French Edition), pick up a copy here, while prices are low. to see what all the fuss is about!

Art from the Edge of the Sea: Images of you and Images of Me #1

I’ve been meaning to get back into the habit of drawing regularly. While I’m obviously no Kyle Baker or Kevin Nowlan, and not going to make a living at this, the goal isn’t that.

The purpose of this new segment ART FROM THE EDGE OF THE SEA is just to get back into putting down lines that hopefully day by day get better. The goal to see if a bad or rudimentary artist can progress… noticeably.

The hardest thing about doing this on the computer is controlling the line, it’s a bit harder than controlling a pencil. And I’m just using a crude basic illustration program and my touch pad (no tablet, no pen), so you can imagine it’s a bit like trying to draw with a brick.

But what the hey.

I’ll take it slowly, like this is the first day of my life. And this my first drawing. I’ll try and do one at least every other day, we’ll see how that works out.

Hope you guys will keep checking in to see if I evolve out of awful. 🙂

Here is the first drawing. Try not to scream 🙂 :