Thursday 22 October 2009

Quick glance: Venter & Dawkins

A quick glance at two of the (hopefully) six portraits I'm doing for my drawing class at York U.

Left, J. Craig Venter, right, Richard Dawkins. Click-y to enlarge-y.
I'm thinking about calling the series, "Lights". I'm planning next to do Jane Goodall, Rosalind Franklin, Eugenie Scott and mmmmaaaybe, Carl Sagan.

Quality is somewhat sacrificed for time, but I suppose they're passable.

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Oberon said...

...i invite you to join...globalove think tank.

Cabbage soup recipe said...

WOW! You are really good!

Cabbage Soup Diet

shady80baby said... I like your page tell me how can I perfect my blog skills and multimedia art skills like yourself thank you.

shady80baby said...

What you have is real art

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks for the compliment, shady80baby! And thanks too, Cabbage Soup Recipe.

Oberon, I don't know what to say except stop drinking that Kool-aid. Not all problems are solved by love. Some need reason and rationality.

José Luis Avila Herrera said...

Hey there,

I am so glad for you because Blogger has selected your blog as Blog Of Note.

Here your blog in the list


Cheers and best regards from Canada

José Luis Ávila Herrera
-My photoblog

Peter Bond said...

Nice one, being a Blog Of Note! Congratulations and rightly deserved!

Abu Inayat said...

I think you are an artist

The villager: said...

Fine blog. Well done.

A Good Moroccan said...

Splendid work.

blessingsgoddess said...

More than passable !

traumador said...

hey can you believe it, both of us blog of note in the same week dude!

little more then a coincidence don't you think ;p

totally glad your art in awe of science got a hat tip as well... now hopefully ART Evolved follows! for the creative palaeo trilogy :P

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks, José!

Thanks Peter! Weird week, huh?

Thanks Abu! I think so too. ;-)

Thank you, Villager!

Thank you, Good Moroccan!

Thanks BlessingsGoddess! I hope so - marks aren't until end of term!

Traumador, it is a strange week indeed. Someone at Google likes your blog list, methinks.

Meg said...

Congrats on being a note worthy blog! You art is amazing!

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks James!

Thank you so much, Meg! (Shopping can be my salvation too.)

Anonymous said...

You're an incredible artist. I especially love the scientific themes. Art and science are possibly my two favourite aspects of life, and you've woven them together in a perfect tapestry.
Sorry, I just read that over, and it sounds terrifying. ^.^

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks, Dee! There is such a richness to scientific discovery, I like to lend it's use to stand in for other things. It widens our visual vocabulary.

(By the way, couldn't figure out how to comment on your blog. The Japanese manhole cover is more likely emblazoned with a swastika because of the symbol's roots in Buddhism than because of Nazis. But I'm just guessing.)

Anonymous said...

Probably. ^.^ Just the first thing that comes to mind is the nazi's, and Japan's connections with that. I didn't know it was related to Buddhism, so thanks for that. ^.^

Glendon Mellow said...

No worries, Dee. One of the less heinous crimes of the Nazis was co-opting symbols from other cultures and perverting their meaning.

Leah said...

I adore Jane Goodall and can't wait to see what you come up with in awe of her!

Glendon Mellow said...

The Jane Goodall piece is about 25% done -I'm hoping to put it up sometime tomorrow!

Thanks Leah! I'm fairly nervous about that one.

nubic said...

Thank you, very good blog. Now I am a regular reader of his

John Bosley said...

You've got an amazing talent. Congratulations on being a Blog of Note and keep up the good work!

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