The commercial reminded me of a favorite childhood game "the exquisite corpse" where three people draw a three vertical thirds of a creature without being able to see the other contribution, resulting in a ridiculous composite.
To describe the parameters of this project specifically:
Watercolor drawings of ridiculous creatures made of three stacked parts, composed of three rhyming nouns that end in the long “e” sound.
I originally started these as a way to get some practice "Not Drawing on Napkins." It had been a long time since I had used ink and watercolors....or really anything besides markers on absorbent paper products. My kids are not as involved in this series, as some of the references are outside of their milieu... But it does give me an opportunity to explain who Telly Savalas or Sissy Spacek are.
And they are always happy to offer their critical assessment.
(Click on the individual images to see the original posts
The drawings are listed here in more or less chronological order from first to most recent.
As you can see the photographs have been taken in various light situations that the white balance on my camera phone and copy of Photoshop cannot solve. They are all watercolor on BFK Rives Printmaking paper- I had a few sheets stored in a drawer for the last couple of decades.
At some point I will scan the lot of them and try to make the pictures here more consistent)
|Telly Tony Shetland Pony|
|Yogi Yeti Plate of Spaghetti|
|Budgie Barney Barbie|
|Coyote Carrie Cassowary|
|Chucky Bucky Rubber Ducky|
|Wile E Willy WALL-E|
|Grumpy Mummy Playboy Bunny with|
Grumpy Gummy Crash Test Dummy
|Winnie Wookie Ginger Cookie and|
Krusty Chewie Baby Huey
|Dummy Grundy Easter Bunny and|
Smokey Sonny Chocolate Bunny
|Bambi Barbie Origami and|
Blondie Zombie Mahatma Gandhi
|Harry Canary Woodland Fairy and|
Harry Canary Little House on the Prairie
|Freddy Teddy Spermaceti and |
Freddy Teddy Mario Andretti
|Scottie Scotty Porta-Potty and|
Mary Mary Topiary
|Betty Machete Alberto Giacometti|
|Tweety Beatty Nefertiti|
|Daphne Daffy Muammar Gaddafi and|
Jeannie Houdini Benito Mussolini
|Robby Bobby Holly Hobbie with |
Rosie Josie Bela Lugosi
|Nellie Minnelli Botticelli|
|Biggie Twiggy Miss Piggy|
|Yogi Anchovy Mafiosi with|
Porky Porgie Welsh Corgi