Creative Cauldron - Exploding Dog

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Artist inspiration and artist influences. No biographies, dates or scholarly research here - this is a personal response to the work of Exploding Dog by Australian artist Fiona Morgan.

It was full of love - Exploding Dog drawing
It was full of love
Exploding Dog is the long time (since 2000!) semi weekly online drawing project run by 'Sam'. It is pure and simple genius.  He asks people to send him a title, and he draws a picture based on what people send in. 

We need to talk - Exploding Dog drawing
We need to talk
The drawings are so simple they could be called crude. If you poopoo the lack of finish you would entirely miss the point. These pictures are all about ideas. There is no clutter for the essence of the message to be lost in.

Hold on tight and don't let go - Exploding Dog drawing
Hold on tight and don't let go
Simple, quirky, hilarious and not what you'd expect to see drawn for the words provided. The titles might be obvious but what on earth will the drawing show?

We're having a baby - Exploding Dog drawing
We're having a baby
Half the fun of this project is seeing what he will come up with. It takes very little time to have a quick look, get a smile, and feel refreshed at seeing the world through new eyes. Which is part of what I love and admire about cartooning.

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About the Creative Cauldron series of posts

Creative Cauldron - artistic influences & inspiration for Australian artist Fiona MorganThe Creative Cauldron series of posts explores and showcases the visual styles, techniques, attitudes, ideas, artists and paintings that have had the most impact on me. 

The rest of the series is accessible via the Creative Cauldron page. Have a meander if you please, and remember to check out my artworks on Flickr, and have an insider peek at life as an artist on Facebook.

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