These kids wear over-sized school uniforms with a lot of attitude. Don't mess with them.
"Apples please," the donkey asked the farmer. This work is inspired by the people I know who like to act so cool and tough, and who love to pick on your faults and think they are a better species than you. But I know they are so bitter inside and feel so sorry for themselves all the time. The Donkey and The Farmer is inspired by a boy called Joel who makes guns from A4 size papers.
...but which I picked up today and spent some time on them.
"Jammin' wif Silly Old Rat" was started sometime in Jan or Feb but left aside after my little nephew participated in the process...by that I mean he took a brush full of white paint and drew lines over the painting. I let him. He was feeling sad that day. But I didn't know how to make the painting work after that. I painted over most of the white lines but left a bit of them floating about, like some electric currents. I like them the way they are now. I know Silly Old Rat and the kid in big hat wouldn't mind.
I started doing this in thin washes of water colors but didn't like how it looked and put it away... until today. I painted over in gouache, and added the spider web. This painting is inspired by this very funny photo below. I saw this on Ukester Brown's website. I am a big fan of Ukester Brown and then I saw these photos on his website and felt inspired to make paintings about them!
I always felt like the 3rd guy (from the left) in Physics and Maths class when I was in school.
This is based roughly on the video of another ukester I saw on YouTube, his name is Uytae Lee. I love his playing and singing. I drew this with a pen dipped in diluted green paint, but left it aside as I felt it was too plain. Then I painted over with gouache. If you do check out the original video ( link below) the room looks clean but I think I must really like dirty paintings...Cos my hands couldn't stop reaching out to dirty it.
This is inspired by the same video which inspired "Green Room". This I left aside but did not do a single thing to it, except signed and dated it. I don't know if you can get the feeling in this drawing, which is the feeling I get from the video.