I know, it’s been ages since I’ve written here…but I guess since I list this site on both my FB and Instagram, I may as well make use of it. Perhaps I can use the blog to elaborate on my Iggy posts, as I kinda did earlier this year.
The image above is a detail from my latest random doodle venture, Krud, an assortment of kreative klumps emerging from the dank and dark recesses of my mind. I’ll be releasing them into the wild as sticker packs, and those who adopt them will be highly encouraged to photograph their new pals in their new homes or adhered to their new habitats, using the hashtag #krudlife.
Oooo…social media. Hmm. Now even that’s a term that already sounds outdated. What would be the word for it, then?
Nevertheless, stick around, they’ll be available soon. =)
These days you’re much more apt to find me playing around on Instagram than tooling around here on my blog. If you go to my little sidebar thingy on the left there, you’ll see the icon. Click it to see what I’ve been up to.
My latest venture has been making quick Sharpie portraits of ’80s Nu-Wave heroes on scrap card stock. I post these on Instagram and play a guessing game, prompting viewers to guess whom is depicted. The first person to get it right gets to have the drawing.
I’ve never considered myself a good caricaturist or portrait artist, so doing these is a challenge for myself as well.
That’s not me above, of course, but I’m sure each and every Gen-X kid that grew up with Star Wars in the late ’70s to early ’80s can relate. In fact, of all the old “kids playing with Star Wars toys” pics I’ve seen, this one really hits home like no other. It’s so reminiscent of much simpler times, when our imaginations allowed us to make virtual universes and endless landscapes/environments out of anywhere—in this case, on the dashboard of a custom van.
I’ve been there, so many times. It’s crazy to think that my kid is so attached to his iPad, while when I was his age (even younger than him), a lot of times, all it took to make me happy was to have a Star Wars figure in my pocket.
How times change, my friends.
The original photo was shared by one Bantha5 on the Rebel Scum forums, in a Childhood Star Wars Picture thread.