Bad Art I Am Compelled To Share

Saturday, May 20, 2006


I was sitting on the couch with Gorky watching Maverick while holding my clipboard and a scrap of blank paper trying to think of something to draw. I wanted to get another post in before the day was over. I sighed and thought, I need a brainstorm and suddenly there it was my idea. Then I had another brainstorm. I looked at Gorky confused and asked, "Can you draw me a brain? I'm not sure what they look like and I had an idea about a sketch."

She took the clipboard and pencil and scribbled away. A minute later she was handing me back the picture. I looked at the brain she had drawn and said, "Wow! That's awesome. Could you draw a couple more?"

Gorky looked at me and raised an eyebrow. "I just want to get a few different perspectives. Come on... Please? It only took you a minute." I pleaded.

She took the clipboard again and drew the other four brains. When she finished I grabbed my gel roller and started inking in the brains and drew me trying to run out of the brainstorm. A minute later Gorky noticed what I was doing and said, "Hey! You're just inking in the things I drew."

"I know!" I screamed as I jumped off the couch to run upstairs and post this illustration.

Bwhahahahahahahaha... Ahem.

The brains where drawn by Gorky with a Faber-Castle 3-H pencil then inked over by me with my gel roller on a scrap of multi-purpose copy paper, then cleaned up in Photoshop. I started to color in the illustration, but decided I liked the black and white look.

When was your last brainstorm? When was the last time you left some love?


  • Nice inking job!!! Plenty of grey matter there.

    By Anonymous Detlef, at 00:33  

  • Funny way to get both your inspiration and your illustration. She must love you enough already nevertheless here's some more


    By Blogger Caroline, at 01:52  

  • Pretty brilliant and funny brainstorm. David Letterman would love this.

    By Blogger Pomme, at 04:28  

  • Gorky did good and so did you!Love, I hate to complain but I have been leaving love but not receiving love back, love

    By Blogger ValGalArt, at 09:55  

  • I have been a little slow in the brainstorm dept. lately :(
    When did I last leave love.....uh, now....LOVE

    By Blogger Janet, at 11:24  

  • I brainstorm all the time! Love to you. And BRAVO to Gorky. Some love to her toooo! :)

    By Blogger merlinprincesse, at 12:27  

  • The brains fall mainly on the plains of Spain... well drawn by your fair lady:)))


    By Blogger LDahl, at 15:07  

  • What a riot! But I would hate to have to clean up after that storm, yuck.

    Very sly the way you got somebody else to draw the brains.


    By Blogger ., at 16:15  

  • Ha,ha, ha!!!
    I too have clipboard in hand when I watch TV. My color pencils have a permanent home on the end table!

    My last brain storm was to throw the plastic dish scrubbie in the dishwasher to get the caked on food off... so much for brilliance!


    By Blogger Joy Eliz, at 16:42  

  • Oh darn... I forgot!

    Love to Gorky who did all the work;)ha-ha!

    By Blogger Joy Eliz, at 16:43  

  • Yeah...I forgot to say..."Good job on the brains, Gorky!" love

    By Blogger Janet, at 18:29  

  • it's been a while since i left some love. but let me say your grey matter matters to me even if i'm not around long enough to say it. love

    By Blogger transience, at 22:54  

  • So funny! Love it. =D

    By Anonymous Sea Angel, at 01:24  

  • Hahaha, what a funny idea!
    Lots of love!

    By Anonymous carra, at 04:56  

  • Splat! Splat!
    The brain in Spain falls mostly on the plain.


    Nice job Gorky!


    By Blogger scarecrow, at 05:16  

  • Great collaboration, guys! Not sure if that umbrella will help against those brains coming down. Also, be careful of the brain stems whipping around.

    Very funny!

    By Blogger Lou, at 06:03  

  • oh my! Thank You for all he LOve, Love

    By Blogger ValGalArt, at 10:25  

  • LOL!! Brilliant idea!!

    By Blogger Alina Chau, at 12:57  

  • jijiji.... I brainstormed all day today at brain is tired... LOL anyway awesome brains to gorky... She must have some brains huh? LOL (bad joke)
    NEWAY....lots of luv to you honey...


    Dani California XD

    By Blogger (¯'·._.·[ (DÅNÏˣϯ|¯Ä) ]·._.·´¯), at 16:44  

  • I had a brainstorm in the shower this morning and then another over coffee. I guess I had a double storm! I love the raining brains! Love

    By Blogger Holly, at 09:24  

  • You are so Machiavellian! You should be a shame of yourself! Well, at least you told us that the brain was from your girlfriend...

    My last brainstorm was not so long ago. We are having plans for an exhibition here in 2008 and were trying to find a title. Had much fun!

    Hmmm... The last time I left some love was a little bit too long ago... :O( I'm very confuse... :O((((


    Hey, wait! I did a post about you recently, that doesn't count? Ok, I saw yesterday that my link was not working, so because I know that people here just love to hear about you, I'm doing it again, here, so everybody will be able to see how much you are LOVED! :O)

    LOVE again

    By Blogger Clo, at 16:54  

  • You rock, Gorky Rocks!


    By Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud, at 12:51  

  • hahahahaha funny, help us rebel against the new Illustration Friday because it is too hard to find people...leave Penelope a comment thanks! <333333333333 <- lots of luv!

    By Blogger thesecondnun, at 05:08  

  • detlef: Thanks. I think the grey matter is all Gorky's. :-)

    caroline: She does. Thanks. :-)

    Pomme: Would he? Do you have his number? Lets call him and see what he'll give me for it. :-p

    valgalart: Thanks.
    I know, I know. Guilt works wonders. :-)

    janet: Me too. :-)

    merlinprincesse: Hmm... I'm involved in a lot of shitstorms. :-)

    ldahl: Ha! :-)

    brock: Ha! Me too. Thanks.

    joy eliz: You just never know when that inspiration is gonna hit. :-)

    joy eliz: What! I did most of the work. :-)

    janet: Gorky says thanks. :-)

    transience: Heh, heh. Thanks Love.

    sea angel: :-)

    carra: :-) Thanks.

    scarecrow: Ha Ha!

    lou: Ha! Nothing worse than a brainstem whipping around in the wind. :-)

    valgalart: :-)

    alina chau: :-) Thanks.

    daniela: Lots of brains around here. :-p

    holly: You are one of the lucky ones.

    clo: Thanks.
    I know Love.
    I don't surf much lately. My pc is so slow it just gets annoying waiting for pages to load. :-(

    princess pepper cloud: Wee Hee! Thanks. :-)

    thesecondnun: Thanks.
    Hmm... I kind of agree. I miss the old list that showed how many people posted and what number your post was.

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 18:22  

  • If we had a brainstorm like that, I think I would collect a few and save them in my freezer, just like we do with hailstones. (We don't get hail very often, so it's a novelty. A spare brain or two would really be a novelty.)

    Love the wacky (and brainy) stuff you come up with.

    By Blogger Cindy, at 17:21  

  • cindy: Ha! That's a good idea. I could always use some more brains! :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 15:48  

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