I've been listening to a lot of the Melvins lately. This is a kind of weird looking drawing of original member Roger "Buzz" Osborne, aka King Buzzo.
I've never done a self-portrait that really looks like me. This one is okay, but I think I always make myself look better than I really do, subconsciously handsomizing myself. I definitely smell better in this portrait than I really do.
Check it out. I broke a wine glass while doing the dishes and cut up my finger pretty bad. I'm always fascinated by gross stuff like this. Wine glass: 1, Me: 0.
This is a drawing of W. Somerset Maugham. I just finished his novel Of Human Bondage, and it really got to me. Parts of it drag a little, and get repetitive, but every time I started to get bored, Maugham drops an idea that hits like a sledge hammer. I finished it a week or two ago, and I'm still thinking about it.
A few weeks ago, I watched The Navigator starring Buster Keaton. It was an okay silent film comedy, but there was one scene that stuck with me for days. It was only about a minute long, if that, in which Keaton pulls a soaking wet deck of cards (he just came in from a rain storm) out of his pocket and begins shuffling them. As you can imagine, this doesn't work too well, but the great thing about the scene is that he just keeps shuffling them anyway, just shuffling wet cards.
This is a drawing of a jade funeral mask of a Chinese princess from the first century B.C. Her name was Tou Wan. I was just flipping through a book on early Chinese culture and this image grabbed me. Apparently the jade squares cover her whole body, and the wire holding everything together is wrapped in silk and strands of gold. Pretty amazing stuff.