Oh My God Look At These Stupid Drawings

30 April 2012

Dear Artists,
This weekend I decided to take Saturday off to make a drawing. All my friends fled to the beach to luxuriate in the golden California weather while I sat inside doing laundry and thinking of what to draw. Which was fine by me because that’s actually my favorite thing in the world to do. I had a little bit of artist’s block, so I decided to go through some of my old sketchbooks to get ideas. And when I looked through those sketchbooks I came to a shocking conclusion. I am an actual crazy person. Below is the evidence.
I Hate My Life, 15″ x 20,” Silkscreen and Collage (2007)
Blue Jay In Yosemite, 7″ x 10,” Ink on Paper (2001)
I’m Kate Moss I’m Pretty, 7″ x 10,” Ink on Paper (2001)
Uh Oh, 7″ x 10,” Ink on Paper (2001)
Legs, 7″ x 10,” Ink on Paper (2001)
Kids Of California, 7″ x 10,” Ink and collage (2001)
It’s Not What You Think, 7″ x 10,” Ink and Collage (2001)
Empty Buildings, 7″ x 10,” Ink and Collage (2001)
We’re Married, 7″ x 10,” Ink and Collage (2001)
I Just Want You To Be Happy, 20″ x 30,” Gouache and Graphite on Paper (2009)
This is what I made on Saturday. I’m not obsessed with it but it felt nice to make something. A word of advice: if you want to draw something but don’t know what you want to draw, just write “Los Angeles” on a piece of paper and paint it in with pink gouache. It will make you feel better.
Los Angeles, 20″ x 30,” Gouache and Graphite on Paper (2012)
So yeah, those are my drawings. I hope you liked them, hated them, or were indifferent to them. And I hope they inspire you to make your own lazily produced, semi-psychotic art.

13 Comment

  1. barchbo says:

    I love it. And I am not your mom, your cousin, or anyone that knows you so you know I’m right. It’s AWESOME!

    It’s creative, funny, interesting, and I think it’s great. “We’re Married” made me laugh aloud with delight! Please share more of your work with us!

  2. Rose says:

    I think I like your brand of crazy.

  3. The “legs” piece is SO Angelina Jolie at the Oscars!

  4. I love “Legs” especially the one that has like a strange ankle growth in the bottom left. What a talent you are.

  5. Missy says:

    “Legs” is cooool! I like it a lot.

  6. Rocio says:

    “Legs” is amazing!! You should start screen printing some and sell them on Etsy. I would definitely buy it!!

  7. francine says:

    i love the script you used for los angeles!!

  8. tess says:

    Dear Orlando,
    you are so funny and sweet,
    laundry (for me esp. hanging it up to dry on clothesline) and making art are great ways of getting into a zone/flow/meditative state. How practical and cunning of you to combine them.

  9. I love Los Angeles

  10. i want the los angeles drawing on a tshirt.

  11. Mrs. Hagemeyer says:

    You made me giggle, you are funny and you are creative, so there.

  12. Colleen says:

    Le sigh. Everytime you say you hate yourself I want to find you and hug you. Is it okay for me to be that person? No? Great. Now I hate myself too. We may need a hug convention.

  13. Diana Sartori says:

    Can we buy these? I’d like them all over my apartment.

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