Walking the dog

8 Feb

These drawings have been eagerly awaiting the warm glow of the computer screen for months. I have been meaning to get them up here but it has not happened. Finally, the dog gets walked. From the Isle of Wight Zoo and streets to Brighton and Bath, these drawings have little in common other than they were produced for pure enjoyment and, in regards to the colour pieces, as a kind of controlled experiment. I am starting to tap into the English frame of mind and I am constantly being surprised. Like any people of any nation, complexities abound especially when you move beyond the surface. My students are also inspiring me. As much of an old dog as I am, (an old dog that needs several walks) there is always a desire to push my image making capabilities to even greater heights. The shape of that is being formed in my head as we speak and may represent a further departure from realist subjects. For now, these drawings have their walk on the cyber stage. Enjoy.

2 Responses to “Walking the dog”

  1. Mike Booth February 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Brilliant drawing as always, Lou. Next time could I see a theme developed, maybe with some more context around the characters? You know, “Fish Auction at Dawn” or “Police Station 4 a.m,” ten or a dozen drawings around a subject, digging down in, not snapshots. Or better yet, Political Convention a la Steve Bell. I want to see Cameron drawn (and quartered). While we’re at it have you seen George Monbiot’s comments on the right-wing IQ: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/feb/06/right-stupidity-spreads-enabled-polite-left. Cheers, Mike

  2. Adam February 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Some of these look pretty familiar:D Great stuff Louis!

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