Here is Stage 5. The problem in posting this is that my camera is unable to capture the painting’s true colors, while my scanner is not large enough to capture the whole! So, here I show you it in three portions,. top, mid, and bottom.
“Comma Johanneum”, Stage 5 Shown in three portions Wax pastel on paper Work still in progress
I’ve titled this ”YouTube Politician”. Though the pencil lines of the esquis are still visible, the work following this is to be done solely with ball-point pens. To many, ball-point pens carry the sense of “office work”, which is often devoid of emotions and feelings. This sense of “devoidness” is wanted in this work.
“YouTube Politician”, Stage 1 Ball-point pen on paper Work just begun
As you see in the photo above, my poor camera is not able to capture the true colors of this work in progress. So, shown below are scanned images of its upper half and lower half. They show colors that are closer to the real.
“Comma Johanneum”, Stage 4, scanner images of upper and lower halves Wax pastel on paper Still in progress
I’ve used ball-point pens often in croquis and sketches. Yet how about a finished drawing made with ball-point pens? I’ve decided to try that. Here is the esquis for the experiment. I think it is going to take some time to finish off —
Esquis for a “ball-point pen drawing” that is NOT a sketch or croquis Pencil on paper
As I said before, I’m not trained to draw cartoons — still, my other website, a Japanese one spreading anti-nuke messages, requires some “explanatory” cartoons. The clumsy example shown here shows what MIRVs are, since some Japanese readers do not know what they are.
“Fine art” paintings have their place. Yet people do need something else as well, “explanatory illustrations”. These two should occupy different places. Yet either is superior or inferior to the other. Both serve necessary and different purposes.
As an artist basically trained in “fine art” painting, I often find much of “fine art” ignorant of social issues, though in reality nothing in the human society is 100% isolated from that society. Today, much of “contemporary art” is “political” and/or “deals with social issues”, as you know. If art intends to establish its own “freedom”, it needs to be well aware of what its social environment is doing to it. In the case of my anti-nuke website (written in Japanese), my clumsy “explanatory cartoons” are part of my effort to free the planet from nukes.