Saturday 13 June 2015

Another Bloody Drawing of Bruce Lee

Every artist and his dog seem to draw Bruce Lee at some point; the internet is awash with pencilled or airbrushed pics of the guy and it's a mixed bag. So it was some retisence that I finally cracked and had a go.

Bruce Lee is still the definitive martial arts movie icon. He lived from 1940 to 1973 and was the founder of Jeet Kune Do (or, Way of the Intercepting Fist), which is a form of emtpy hand combat derived partly from Wing Chun. Although a child actor in Hong Kong, he only starred in four completed "kung-fu" movies. Game of Death was only partly shot when Bruce died at just 33 years old.

The yellow jumpsuit worn by Bruce for Game of Death has become something of an icon in it's own right and was more recently mimicked in the outfit worn by Uma Therman in Kill Bill.

Tuesday 9 June 2015

A word from Mrs Uncle Sam

I'm creating; not prints, or digital but original ink-coloured pieces! Look here for more: I am toying with the idea of crafting a series of pin-up images containing messages not usually associated with the "genre" and still influenced by the charming imagery of artists such as Gil Elvgren.

I am however, not 100% sold on my own ideas, and may be repulsed by them in a short space of time. For example, I am clearly objectifying women and therefore, you could be forgiven for questioning the whereabouts of my own critical judgement. At the same time, I feel if I question myself too much, then nothing will get done outside of commissions frome clients, which is essentially what this is.

 Mrs Uncle Sam is aware of the system 
espoused by her war mongering beau.
I predict a night on the sofa for him.

Sailor girl muttering under 
her breath presumably.