There Is No One More Uncanny!

(Part 4)

Today is the birthday of Linu Hamid a great inspiration to me and much of what i am. She is the director of The Uncanny Collector, a blog based on her great artwork that has come to be. She isn’t just an ordinary artist. She with her blog has decided to show the world what it is like to be inside the mind of a graphic illustrator. So what does this mean you say? Well we have all seen great artwork, but never how the art of one develops and becomes what i can only perceive as “amazing”.

She will of course be reading this, thinking, “My work isn’t amazing!”. But that just proves that she can be wrong too (oh yeah). Since i have known her, her work and art has always been of the highest quality and now people of the world, you too can see it for all that it is, don’t expect all of it to be there, after all, it’s development and to see all the greatest, you must wait and read and watch closely, as i most definitely do. After all it was her who inspired me to do the things you see on my blog, if anything, i owe her every piece of thanks i am.

There was a time when she would sit there working and drawing and not a single soul would see it, because it would be hidden under her arms at all times, like a masters next greatest masterpiece. She has a very unique style that can be seen as sometimes eerie, cute, simplistic, emotional and often with a great deal of fantasy. I am here to say, please take a look, admire, like, comment and drool.

It’s now 2 am and i end this with a great thank you to Linu for all that she has helped me with and a great bow to the work i have seen her do. Happy Birthday!

Linu’s Blog: The Uncanny Collector

Linu’s Flickr Photostream: pandabot_chun

 

 

P.S. Part 5= Sends you an electronic envelope

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A Picture That Cost Me No Squid

I thought i’d start by showing some of my earlier works before going on to something really good (unless it’s really good). So here it is, the picture that literally cost me no squid. One, because i drew it, and two, because the squid is in it.

Alien Squid (2002)

The picture was inspired by a movie i watched at the time. The movie “Deep Rising” is about a group of thieves that are on a wrecked ship doing what they do best, until faced with something…something horrible! Arrrggghhh! Sorry, but yes whatever that thing was, it inspired me to draw something similar. The idea was not to draw an alien squid, but to draw something that showed this feel of entanglement and to show it in various levels of layers whether it be the many tentacles swooping around or the millions of teeth ready to tear it’s meat into shreds before it has even gulped (talk about a healthy way of eating). It is almost like if you jumped into this picture, you wouldn’t be able to get out. So please don’t try it. But rather than showing you something old, i thought i’d also show you something new. Yep two squids for the price of one.

Alien Squid - Grungified (2002)

So after 10 years and it not having decomposed i looked at it and thought, that’s cool, but what’s missing? C’mon tell me? No not you monkey? I realized it was missing it’s home. It lived on a wrecked rusted old rotten ship and i wanted to show that in the picture and voila (pardon my French). Several edits and adjustments later, out came this. I guess i am pleased with it. I can still do a lot better now but it’s good to see an artist in the making (whether i fail or prevail). Anyways, thanks for your viewing and i promise to show even greater pieces of art in the near future. I’m not squidding!

R

Steve Jobs: Time Takes Even Legends

Well it’s been a few days since the passing away of the awesome “Apple Visionary” Steve Jobs and things just don’t feel right. Someone who began -along side another two- one company with a simple name “Apple”. A is for Apple. It’s the first thing that appears in the alphabet in most cases and just like it is a very common first word in the alphabet, it is also currently the most valuable brand in the World. Talk about the Big Apple. I find it inspiring how Sir. Jobs (not really a Sir but it’s for respect) came about being the head man of Apple. From a youthful hippie that even dropped out of college to The Apple Man. All he had was an aspiration. To invent for the world. His dreams erupted into the world like a Yo-Yo craze. But this Yo-Yo just kept on spinning.

I think it proves to us that no matter what obstacles lie in our path, we can overcome them. We may not pass our GCSEs, or maybe fail a few A-Levels or like Sir. Jobs maybe even dropout entirely (not that i’m indicating you should), but as long as we have a passion growing inside us like a wildfire; if we grasp it, we can do wonders. Not all our dreams are for the world. Some people want to accomplish something just for themselves or the people they love and keep close. Others want to change the world for the better. I for one wish to make even the slightest difference in the world, or maybe just to a handful of people; but a difference nevertheless.

Apple Computers: Before & After

From the "Apple I" in 1976; to the first "Macintosh 128K" in 1984; and to the current "iMac" in 2011

Talk about change, and hasn’t the world changed. It’s funny how Apple was officially established in 1976 on April 1st. I do think those of you more into the artistic side of life may find this interesting.

Apple Logo Evolution

The Evolution of the Apple Logo

That first logo even has Isaac Newton sitting under a tree, unaware that an “Apple” will fall on his head. Steve Jobs along with Apple have come a long way and for me, throughout my whole life (so far). I do wonder how Apple will develop from this point forward, knowing that Steve Jobs has left years worth of products in line for us. But then what? Find out in the next episode of … ok i stop. I’m pretty sure there’s a movie ready to be made called “Steve Jobs” … yes i’m looking at you Sony Pictures, who have already secured the rights to the movie based on the soon to be released Steve Job’s Biography… i wonder. I hate it when companies do that. I find it unusual how whenever someone in the world does something great, something happens to make them fall -not in the sense of fail- but just fall. Maybe i’ll delve deeper into this in another post. I guess all that is left to say is thanks for all your hard work Steve Jobs and for the inspiration to many. While the world lies Jobs-less, the legacy continues.

R

P.S. And remember folks…an Apple a day!