Romanticizing the chaos…

Published on 2013-07-19 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Drawing, Work in progress


eric bourdon romanticizing chaos

 

     Beginning of a big size canvas (2m long) ! I’ll post pictures of a few steps of the creation of this painting, this “work-in-progress” (WIP).

     Some lines drawn at random, and you already start seeing creatures in them, inventing people and a story, like in a dream, or when you look at the clouds. You “romanticize” the chaos… You create life by observing the nothingness, meaning by looking at the meaningless…

     First creatures found from this chaos of chalk drawings : one is a kind of guitarist whithout a guitar, the other, on the top of a mechanical spring, could be a singer. Beginning of a new rock band ?

 

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Photo © Eric Bourdon

Pareidolia : Trans-form your reality !

Published on 2013-06-06 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Drawing, Pareidolia, Photo


pareidolia

 

     Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, The Man in the Moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse. It also makes miracles happen when people think they found the Virgin Mary or Jesus Christ in a piece of toast !

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Geometric body painting by Yasmina Alaoui

Published on 2013-05-12 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Drawing, Painting, Photo


     The great interest of bodypainting seems to be the possibility it offers to directly ‘paint’ the reality (and what more perfect part of the real world than the human body ?) without, however, having to make any kind of representational work.

 

     You don’t copy anything, you don’t try to imitate a model, or to reproduce on paper what you see. You don’t bother with representation anymore, you just put the paint on the bodies themselves, and the power of painting simply ‘shines’… In such case, the reality, the body, is used to its best potential in the service of the painting itself, not the other way around.

 

Dream 1 Yasmina Alaoui Marco Guerra geometric body painting

 

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little mouse eric bourdon

 

…even this little piece of cheese !

     This is an improvised painting, its drawing was inspired by a doodle on the cover of You Deserve Nothing, a 2011 novel by the American writer Alexander Maksik. It could be an allegory about the rich accumulating unnecessary goods while refusing the poor (the grey mouse) to feed themselves. The bird could be a state agent. A scenario among others…

     Take a look at the step-by-step creation of : You dirty rat deserve nothing (the new title!), along with an other improvised drawing, and an other story, created from the same doodle…

 

La Linea – Osvaldo Cavandoli

Published on 2011-09-24 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Drawing


   La Linea (“The Line”) is the character created by Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli in the 70s.

    La Linea remains the best example of how emotional a simple line can be ! And most of all it is a model of efficiency and simplicity for all sketch artists, beginners or experienced.

 

La Linea - Osvaldo Cavandoli 1

 

     When Osvaldo Cavandoli (1920-2007) developed his interest in cartoons in 1943, he started working with Nino Pagot, who later created Calimero. In 1950 he started working independently as a director and a producer.

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Apricot – Acrylic painting on linen canvas

Published on 2011-05-22 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Drawing, Painting


Apricot - Eric Bourdon

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Apricot

Original acrylic painting on linen canvas
Artwork size : 31.89 x 25.59” / 81 x 65 cm
 
© Eric Bourdon, 2007

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