Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– for April 18

Talk about back-ups. I just realized I have a 7-day catch-up to do here. Good thing these next pieces are tied thematically, which makes it easier to tackle.

The next 4 pieces came about rather randomly. I found myself doodling the other day, and ended up drawing some flames. I liked them, so I decided to continue with icons for the other classical elements.

Here’s the first– “fire”

©2010 rafael armstrong

Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– for April 17

I’m driving in the car earlier today, and, for some reason (part of it, I imagine, is living in North Jersey, land of malls and diners you’ll see why in a sec), I started thinking about the visual language of mall directories (see?!). Completely random, totally out of left field. Then my mind started to wander into things like a person’s moral “compass” and the role that Theism (or is it Deism? Definitely some “ism”) may or may not play in all this.

I decided to play with those ideas in this piece.

©2010 rafael armstrong

I know I’ve used the figure illo before, but felt it fit with what I was doing. And, if it helped move things along, then all the better.

Your thoughts, comments and opinions are always welcome!

Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– for April 15

Originally I had planned on doing something related to the Doomsday clock (something about “tax day, deadlines, that sort of thing), but scrapped it doing the “idea” stage. Then I got involved with prepping for a phone interview, and next thing you know, we’re on Sunday and I haven’t done anything for a couple of days. So, once again I need to catch up.

Growing up in the late 70s/early 80s in PR meant that, more likely than not, you were exposed to a lot of anime (Japanese animation), way before it would become fashionable in the US. Local tv was inundated with all sorts of Japanese imports– among them an animated, serialized version of Johanna Spyri’s Heidi, Captain Harlock, Candy Candy, Battle of The Planets, and a slew of mecha.)

My favorite mecha was also the most popular– Go Nagai’s Mazinger Z.

Domo arigato gozaimasu, Nagai-san ©2010 rafael armstrong