Rob Dunlavey
February 2010
Pointy People
A few new doodles. I often do them when I'm attending church.
I call them Pointy People. Pretty cute eh?  I can see rendering them in linocut or just as they are.
I'm reminded of the great Tove Jansson (Moominland) and ancient Japanese art from the Jōman Period (maybe, possibly --I have to research this further).
"The Three Brothers" (latex paint, colored pencil, ink, watercolor This wasn't done while in the pew!)
"Skier" (ballpoint pen, digital color)
Gotta go!
Nor, Non
Nor-easter - Non'easter… (?)  the birds are singing and spring is in the air (sorry, I couldn't resist).
I hate looking at old news. Especially if it's my old news on my old blog page. One of these days, I'll sit down and actually write a pre-meditated thesis about something of some consequence or interest to the aspiring and professional illustrators who waste time here every day. Until then you just get a little laundry list, a little snippet, pretty typical blog-fair. You expected more??  Without further ado:
some birds I saw early this morning. Life imitating Art!
recent spread in my sketchbook. Juko the Golden Gorilla emerges on a moonlit night… he's hungry!
sketches of Greek funerary statuettes at the art museum. Isn't that fox something? The one in red is of an enthusiastic ape riding a donkey. The fellow with the hat reminds me of Lorenzo Mattotti's work.
More Corinthian/Greek stuff. I also saw the Luis Melendez exhibit and thought of Marc Burkhardt.
Re-using the backs of old postcards. Done while watching TV with the family. We don't have cable…
doodle done during church. At least this pair has something good to talk about!
Gotta shove off! Au revoir mes amis!
Urban Sprawl
Last week (or was it the week before?) I received a package from France. The contents, when fussed over, checked-in and curated lay scattered all over the studio floor like so many Christmas mornings led by children hopped up on too many sugar plums. Like all binges though this one had its attendant hangover. So this weekend when the sun came out I finally tidied up a bit and my mood (...le vin, la cuisine, l'art, mes nouveaux amis, mon cœur ... quoi d'autre ai-je laisser à Paris?) started to lift too. And lo! A city had sprung up!

I showed these sculptures in Paris in December (some photos here). The presentation was a little less jumbled! To keep transportation costs low, I designed everything so it could fit in a box or two. It was NICE to be reunited with my little creations.
Many thanks to the staff of the American Library in Paris and other friends for many thoughtful favors.

More of this sort of thing is posted on my flickr site.
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