Saturday, January 17, 2009

Back from Alabama...



Spent two weeks in Enterprise, Alabama. They have a monument for a boll weevil in the center of town... I did get a little work done in the sketchbooks, but only a little...

9 comments:

Rob Carey said...

So that's what they look like up close! Nice! I love that Johnny Cash song- it is Johnny Cash, isn't it?

joseph's art and stuff said...

Yes it is, and one I heard quite a bit as I was growing up. Other bands did remakes to include CCR.

bubblemunch said...

Incredible detail - hideous looking little blighter!

Of a similar note, the village church of Kingsclere, Hampshire , UK has a bug as its weathervane. Legend has it that King John's journey was interrupted by bad weather and he had to stay at a local Inn and was beset upon by bedbugs ... he demanded that there be a warning to all who travel to the village of the fate that would befall them!

bubblemunch said...

I hope you post some pages from your Japanese moly.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was influenced by Japanese art (as were many of the early 20th century artists of note)

Rene Fijten said...

I never heard from a boll weevil, but it surely looks mean. I admire how you draw nasty things beautifully.

joseph's art and stuff said...

Thanks Rene and bubblemunch.

Karen Blados said...

kinda makes you wonder about the inhabitants of Enterprise, Alabama. Cool drawing regardless.

ArtSparker said...

A monument to a boll weevil ...sounds a bit H.P Lovecraft

Brine Blank said...

I was going to comment on another drawing but then I saw this...This could be one of my favorite renderings of all time...great work you have on your blog. Nice line work throughout. I will be addding you to my www.barratuna.blogspot list of links so I can keep track of your stuff.