Sunday, June 24, 2007

Illustration Friday - Camouflage


So I'm in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (I'm wearing camouflage shorts) and a small, mean woman who works there tells me I'm not allowed to use a pen in the museum. When she wasn't looking I finished the drawing (which is below, of a Picasso and a Matisse on top of each other), then I went outside where I drew the top sketch, and put devil horns on her head. I felt better immediately. ;-)

21 comments:

  1. I really hate when they do things like that at SF MOMA. what good is an art museum if it forces artists to put away their pens?

    really cool drawings, I enjoyed them :D

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  2. I think the horns are perfect. Why won't they allow pens? That is so ridiculous. As if one will copy a Reubends with a $1.99 ball pen or draw a mustache on a Degas ballerina! It's an outrageuosly ridiculous rule.

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  3. I doubt they had an official "no pens" rule....meany.
    You drawing made me luagh. -kate

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  4. No pens!! That's crazy. Like the drawings though - particularly the picasso and matisse on top of each other.

    I always draw cartoons of people who annoy me, too - a small revenge, but effective as a release

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  5. Is it me... or does it look like that lady is biting your ass!
    HA! As usual - Love your work :)

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  6. Thanks for visiting!

    I like the graphic quality of your work...no pens? huh. what about pencils?

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  7. god, willie. you are such a hellraiser!
    i'm glad you didn't let that meanie stop u!

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  8. it could be worse. i thought at first that it read, "no penis."

    i'm glad she didn't try to grab that away from you.

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  9. hilarious drawing and good story though!

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  10. hehe, i really like both of these drawings a lot. why is it that people who work in major art galleries are quite nasty? i have encounted one myself, almost physically handling me "this is a paid exhibition!!!!!"
    well tell me where to pay mr grumpy!
    i really like how you've used mutiple colours, it really brings out a certain something i'm a big fan of!

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  11. I like these two sketches! I guess people in the galleries just don't understand the impulse of drawing when surronded by such magnificent material.. they probably think your going to sketch on the paintings..:(

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  12. cool stuff slick willie. I like the devil and his pointing.

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  13. Great sketch and story! I have been know to draw devil horns and a few people, it's very teraputic....I'm too tired to spell correctly.

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  14. Heather6:09 PM

    Not to add fuel to the fire, but many museums prohibit the use of pens around pieces of art. They will, however, allow pencils. The theory (as I've been told) is that if some kid slams in to you causing you to fall into the painting (or whatever) the ink is much more difficult to remove from the piece of art than graphite. But I believe that if they're going to ask you to put your pen away, they should offer you a pencil instead. Cute illo, btw.

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  15. LOVE those two illustrations, RRRRRamone! A camera, I can understand but a PEN???? Ridiculous... :) Sometimes, I feel like we live in Absudistan...

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  16. Ive heard stories of people going into museums in the wee hours of the mornings, with their easels and oil paints, to copy the masters. i couldnt imagine that nowadays. can you still bring liquids inside?

    fuck art, I say.

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  17. This has happened to me there. Honestly, i just tell them it's pencil and walk away. They look so confused every time. ;)

    Love your bermudas!

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  18. Ahh. Sweet revenge.
    (you little rebel, you)

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  19. Hi Willie. I like this concept. However who is on top? That was a lifelong battle between the two giants.

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  20. wow.

    I can say no more.

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  21. so funny. I feel better when I get to put horns on blue meanies too :)

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Willie