Sunday, June 22, 2014

Welcome to comics !

Welcome to comics!

   Dov is a very generous friend. He's organizing wonderful drawing meetups for us. Recently, he moved into his new apartment. He uses his home to welcome us for the meetups. And last, but not least, he invited me(and some others) to organize meetups in his place even when he's not there!

   Some weeks ago I was having a beer with a meetup friend, Sankar, and we were talking about comics, then I noted that a meetup about comics should be great!(Always good ideas came when I talk with Sankar!) So, the idea was here: "a meetup about comics". I was bringing some comic books. My initial idea was to bring a set of all kinds of comic books. Here are what I've bring:








No need to be Dr Freud to see that I like science fiction! Thank you Joss and Lou for bringing Corto Maltese and another american comic (sorry I've forgotten the name). And thank you Mana for bringing a great indian 'kitch' comic (left in Fred P. studio so everyone can read it)!

Another material was some frames that I've printed:


So we started to draw, with no particular instructions, except being inspired and draw ;-)  Mona had a great suggestion to draw reality in comic style.

That was a peaceful meetup, in a hot day, but it was still fresh in the studio anyway (Joss and Lou came with tasty fruits and Mona came with a great mixed fruit juice). We were listening peaceful music (FIP radio)...

Put all ingredients with great people together, wait a for a few hours... Then look at the result bellow!

 
Such a great humour by Mona! The mighty wrench! The most powerful weapon in the world !


I'm batman! (by Joss)

A beautiful lady by Lou

Just two simple boxes, but a great set to give us appetite to know the whole story(by Lou)!


Dupond and Dupont with the good difference by Natasa

Guess who drew this one !




A very poetic drawing by Mana (inspired by the movie Up!)


Clever lines and colors by Natasa!


Mona drawn by simple but great comic style by Natasa


The story of the mighty wrench saving the world from the dragon ! An amazing comic story by Mona!


Janet, as you left a bit earlier, unfortunately I don't have your drawings, but I'm sure they're very good (you can send some pics of them to me and I will add them).

So, that was very funny, we were like kids, and most important: Never forget the power of the mighty wrench!!

Dedicated for you Dov!

Monday, May 5, 2014

We drew what we saw when we felt what we heard

עָלַי לְהַעֲנִיק לַדָּם 
  אֶת צִבְעוֹ הָרָאוּי
          אֲבָל אָדֹם
    הוּא עֲדַיִן צֶבַע
    שֶׁאֵינֶנִּי מְעִזָּה
              לְבַקֵּשׁ
This Sunday we (unknowingly) celebrated a Birthday.

- I received some poems from Efrat Mishory (one of the Poetesses I adore), and used it at the session. we made a nice gift for her (I hope she likes it :)

We were at the Rodin museum garden (a beautiful Sunny Sunday!)

I printed some poems (in Hebrew) on A3 / A4 papers
Than:
- a page is randomly picked by a participating drawing-ninja.
- I read the poem in Hebrew, than a free-translation, than read it again
- Participants wrote what they wanted on the page to remember it

And now, go and draw something, and use the poem as an inspiration (or don't), but try not to illustrate it... see if it clashes with the reality you put on paper.

Notes:
- When publishing  below, I kept the drawing orientation. (and not the text one)
- The A3 papers had an printing problem so some pixels of the text are not printed.
- I uploaded all drawing in arbitrary order, and numbered them, so when (and if) you leave comments, you can refer to a certain one.
- Translations below are clumsily done by me, and I tried to put in parentheses double meanings.

Below are the results,
Happy Birthday, Efrat!


#1
A poem
is a tool

with a one-second warranty


#2
Shall we walk on the moon?

#3
Save yourself
from the place

you are about (standing)

to occupy (catch) inside me

#4
You knew how to give
only answers
therefore I asked

A lot of questions?

#5
There are all sorts of approaches to the past
I smell
the tomorrow

And remember

Thru today

#6
Minifying glass
Note: posted small at direct orders

#7
I gave you a mountain
I gave you a mountain
I gave you a mountain

Of every thing


#8 
Everything crumbles


to a form (shape)

Note: Michel was so frustrated when he realized the letters were badly printed,
Still - the Hebrew-ness is in there, and it can be read.
(and me - I like noise and distortion and abstraction levels...)

#9
A poem
is a tool

with a one-second warranty

Note: a drawing by my first 'student' and two new and 'I don't know how to draw' members 

#10
Shall we walk on the moon?


#11
Whoever got others
out
to continue
staying in

doesn't know

that I am sending a hand
inside
to continue
getting out

#12
Not fortified anymore
(not in a shape (hence shape-less) anymore)
Note: a four handedrawing


#13
The question is asked why?
and the answer is given: because (like that)
The question is asked how-much?
and the answer is given: a mountain
--
Beh
(note: Mountain = Har, Har+Be = Harbe = 'a lot')



#14
Want (in plural) growth
and not
signs of growth

want love
and not
signs of love

want warmth
and not
a broken oven
Note: two-handed

#15
I'm
shivering (Female form)

from heat
cold
and mediocrity (in-between-ness)
Note: three-handed

#16
Laying
inside a hammock

rocking
with no mercy

We are uncomfortable
from how comfortable we are

#17
No more
Not yet (more no)


#18
If the infinity steps in the room
we'll show him

what
is


#19
Save yourself
from the place

you are about

to occupy inside me
Note: done in a rush using both hands by a new member

#20
The pencil point that was shrusted
determined the destiny of the circle
That I have to make

here
Note: left + right hand

#21
The defeat makes me
want to get dirty

- (makes) you
(want to) stay clean

we are both very clean
Note: left + right hand

#22
I'm
shivering (Female form)

from heat
cold

and mediocrity (in-between-ness)

#23
Kisses to everyone who

shall not be (to whoever)

---
the light is blind!
the light is blind!
the light is blind!
Note: drawns without looking @ paper

#24
Minifying glass


#25
I
am refusing (female form)

to any red offer

#26
Talking
Is a form of communication
---
She has a mouth
he has an ear

They talk

She speaks
he is silent (active tense)

They talk

#27
No more
Not yet (more no)
Note: done with eyes closed

#28
To give you knew
only answers
therefore I asked


A lot of questions?
Note

#29
Everything crumbles


to a form (shape)

#30
Talking

Is a form of communication
---
She has a mouth
he has an ear

They talk

She speaks
he is silent (active tense)

They talk
Note: two people drawing

#31
We shall meet
when we will be free
Note: 3peopledrawing

#32
Squirting triangles in all sorts of shapes
doing them troubles, doing them troubles
rounding lines in a precision of a compass
raising (waking) worries, raising worries
Note: do you see Rodin's thinking-man?

#33
You dreamt always of full lips?
Why dream?
Fill now


a form

#34
Don't close me in
in a bubble

that you're about (that you are standing)


to burst

#35
- (the sea drowned)
- (the sea drowned)
- (the sea drowned)
Note: 'I wanted to draw the fountain's water, but settled for waves of flowers' (a quote)

Also - the original intention was horizontal: