June 30, 2004

Donning the Beret

I'm sure you've all been waiting with "bated breath" for the return of "The Arteest", so I figured that I would go ahead and alleve some of your anxiety with a few "Purty Pitchers". This is a continuation of my published work series, taht will include one house, and two churches.

I've taken the liberty of resizing these images down to a more reasonable level for the fine folks who are "bandwidth challenged". The large versions will be best viewed at 1024 by 768 resolution.

Here we go:

If you click on that image, you'll get the "Super Sized" version. PLease disregard the window on the extreme right. Somehow I forgot to shade in that area with anything at all, so it kinda looks goofy. Ah well, nobody's perfect right?

I'll put the other two in the extended entry, for your viewing pleasure.

Here's the first church:

Not the prettiest of buildings to look at, as it is all red brick, but I think I brought out a little of its character. The te4chnique that I used to shade this one is called stippling. It's a good thing that I already had shaky hands when I drew this, as making all of those dots would have been a real pain if I didn't.

And for the grande finally:

For some reason, I just like this one. Maybe it's because the building itself is absolutely gorgeous. It's outer walls are all made of fieldstone in various shapes and colors. Just a pretty church. I also think the jaunty little "Jebus is smiling down on it" lines I put in there add a little something as well.

I think it's interesting that I was chosen to do these churches, as at the time I was a full on Agnostic, and I wasn't afraid of telling all my classmates about it. Now that I'm older and wiser, I have decided that I'm no longer on the fence, and call myself an Athiest. I dunno if they were trying to push me towards the Lowered, or if they just thought my art was good enough to do them justice.

I'm kicking around the idea of making this a regular feature on this blog. Let me know if you'd like to see more works by the illustrious Johnny - Oh.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at June 30, 2004 05:09 PM

Fantastic! More! *applause*

Oh, and please remove that beret. Joking about puppy-smoothies and murdering hobos is all very well, but wearing french headgear is just plain wrong, Bro! ;-)

Posted by: Sally at June 30, 2004 06:26 PM

Yes Ma'am! From this point forward, I'll just put on a pair of paintstained coveralls, and go for it! Nothing French here, please move along. ;)

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at June 30, 2004 11:49 PM

Definitely more!

Even though MY house picture was CLEARLY superior to yours, since my special-secret-shaky-hand-technique is more clearly visible in every single line. :-P

Posted by: Harvey at July 1, 2004 02:11 PM
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