Monday, July 25, 2011

Those Towers

I've been thinking about cell phone and communications towers lately. They seem to be everywhere!

I think I'll have to draw more of these things.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Being Nature

Often the most realistic painting has a chaotic foundation. A healthy dialogue between these two states is common in many forms of art past and present. You see it in Persian miniatures and Jackson Pollack; in Eadweard Muybridge and Carl Andre.

Why just paint Nature
when what you really need to get back to experiencing
is being Nature?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Setting Sail

Each drawing is a small voyage.
Every sequential mark or blot or brushstroke carries a question in its wake: what next?
– Where is this picture going?
– Will it take an unexpected turn and lead you into a tangle of conflicting ideas?
– Will it stay close to shore and merely reaffirm familiar choices and ideas?
– Because a painting is a mix of technique and imagery, will it be some blend of both: the exciting and the predictable?

I think illustration is concerned with this final type of scenario. It may use unfamiliar methods and surreal combinations to get to a familiar conclusion or sentiment.
the smallest crag is worth a look
Nothing here except a good view
diving for pearls …or lunch!
This picture started upside down with the tan area at the bottom and the blue-ish area suggesting a sky. Flipping the book 180º gave me a different perspective that reminded of Japanese or Chinese landscapes.

© 2010 Rob Dunlavey
ballpoint pen, latex paint in sketchbook 17" x 8.5" approx.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Read a little more here.
This drawing was done last September. I like it. The actual size is 11 x 17 inches.


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