Posted by resonanteye on 07/07/2012
got about halfway with this today. fun stuff. oh, and I decided who I’m going to vote for, among the present candidates. I’ll hopefully be writing this president many irate letters about my right to bear arms. she’s already on my side with everything else. http://jillstein.org
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Posted by resonanteye on 06/22/2012
Marth Wise loved funerals. The pomp and glory appealed to her, and since she lived in difficult circumstances, in a life of constant heavy labor, the reprieve from a day of work was most welcome. Married at a very young age to a much older man, Wise was accustomed to unending farm work, heavy work. She had four children that survived- and several that died.
Her first husband died in strange circumstances, and the family members who opposed her marriage to a younger man soon died, of digestive illnesses, later found to have arsenic in their guts. She was discovered to have ordered a large amount of arsenic earlier from a pharmacist.
She confessed to several of the killings, and to enjoying tending to the victims as they died.
“I liked their funerals. I could get dressed up and see folks and talk to them. The only fun I ever had was after I kilt people.”
She also claimed to have burned the church in town, because the minister would not perform her new marriage.
In the 60’s, Wise was paroled. She was ancient and weak- and her remaining (not-poisoned) family refused to help her in any way. Several nursing homes turned her down as well; she returned to prison, where they revoked her parole. She died there, in 1971.
I feel strange about her story. I almost feel- sympathy for her.
How can I say what I would have done? I mean, I probably wouldn’t have poisoned everyone in town and burned the church, but the temptation to run away, escape, or find some way out of that kind of life would have been intense.
I think perhaps she was before her time, and that a lot of the “Black Widow” killers from that era would not even exist (well, don’t really exist) today- the same way babykillers who ran “adoption agencies” for illegitimate kids don’t exist anymore- the times have changed, and being married with such age disparity, against your will, then used as a mule rarely happens in the US these days. As well as being illegitimately pregnant no longer completely destroying the mother’s life (thanks feminism!) due to more acceptance, and more-available birth control, as well as legal abortion.
At any rate, her story intrigued me.
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Posted by resonanteye on 06/21/2012
sketched while watching “Relic”
looking at photos of her, and adding some background and shadows
She’s one of my favorite actors.
This one’s finished. 9×12″,
watercolor and ink on 140lb arches hotpress/
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an 8 1/2×11″
print, archival pigment on rag paper,
signed and numbered. $25 with shipping.
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Posted by resonanteye on 05/17/2012
some portraits of people I like, admire, or have feel for.
The originals aren’t for sale here yet; click add to cart to buy a print.
(I make all my own prints; I use thick, rag paper (matte, 8 1/2×11″) and epson archival pigments)
I was telling a good friend the other day that Einstein killed more people with his mind than any serial killer ever had with his hands. Not that this should influence your choice to enjoy my portrait of him.
I did the Lucille Bluth portrait on a day when I was in a very skeptical mood; I love the character and plan to do a few more portraits of the characters from arrested development.
But I had to start with my favorite.
I have a few more to add here, finished or nearly so, so check back…
I’ll probably come back to this post and add more as time goes by and I draw more people I find interesting.
You can always suggest someone to me, too, in the comments. I’m always seeking new faces to stare at intently while drawing.
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Posted by resonanteye on 05/16/2012
Here we go, the full list (so far) of originals and prints for all my serial killer portraits. Click the image to see it bigger- and here’s a link to prints of these!
I started working on these because I have an inordinate fondness for true crime books, movies. Because I love gory things, horrorful stuff, and always find it fascinating that some people behave this way.
I also remember what Richard Chase said- that he didn’t choose his victims, he just tried doors until he found one open- because if it was locked he wasn’t welcome there.
I think that sums up a lot of the phenomenon. Serial killers, sociopaths, they exploit our human weaknesses, and yet they don’t see others as human. It’s very interesting to me, the way watching predators on nature shows is interesting to me.
The first set of these I did are cannibal killers- the second set, which I am still working on (and which starts with Gacy) are parental figures who were also serial killers. That set will be pretty big, as a lot of serial killers were considered good parents, and upstanding citizens by their neighbors and friends.
I plan to work with images of necrophiles after that, such as Gein, Bundy. That set should actually include Kemper, but I liked his story so much I worked on him already.
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Posted by resonanteye on 05/05/2012
a little taste of my day.
I did this for a commission. Things like this are the reason I love commissioned work. I started drawing, imagining a pen and ink, monochromatic fabio- and somehow managed to make him start to be golden.
At that point I was screwed- golden aquatic beefcake, it had to be done.
Done with watercolor wash and prismacolor pencil.
Note: the seahorse is enjoying itself.
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