Ryder Ripps @ Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 6:29 PM
omg ur a genius
Tom Moody @ Friday, February 3rd 2012, 10:59 PM
true - but misunderstood

A Bill Miller @ Thursday, January 26th 2012, 12:30 PM
i would like one plz
Emilie Gervais @ Saturday, January 28th 2012, 12:40 PM
Will Roche - [Homepage] @ Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 5:25 PM
Phat Gameboard!

Pdsc @ Saturday, January 28th 2012, 2:38 PM
Cool painting Damien hirst

A Bill Miller @ Thursday, January 12th 2012, 8:52 AM
Tom Moody @ Thursday, January 12th 2012, 11:59 AM
Great covers. "Freak tension" was the phrase I was looking for earlier.

Nicholas Obrien @ Thursday, December 29th 2011, 11:07 PM
Really enjoy the background palette, so much so I kind of wish that it was in the foreground
paul @ Friday, December 30th 2011, 12:22 AM
Like your watercolors and the uncut diamond!
Tom Moody @ Friday, December 30th 2011, 10:17 PM
Thanks, Nicholas,
The theory (such as it is) is that having an overpowering ugly R Crumb sort of thing in the foreground makes the background more tantalizing, but your wish is noted. This was also the idea behind my Sabrina Ratte remix, which I deleted because (i) I want to keep all my CCDS drawings the same 500 x 500 format and (ii) a variety of other reasons (like, you could only remix her work if you imitated her exact style and made it "beautiful"? - couldn't a self-consciously "gnarly" remix be a critique of a pristine style?).
Nicholas Obrien @ Sunday, January 1st 2012, 3:44 PM
I see your point Tom,
Concealing the background to make it more "tantalizing" is an interesting method, but I wonder if it is too deliberately distracting. It's not that I don't see the play between foreground and background, but instead I don't know why "the beautiful" has to be obfuscated. Are you drawing inspiration from somewhere that might help me understand the work better? Or at least appreciate the technique as you intend? I certainly think that the "gnarly" can be a an adequate means of a critique, "dirt-style" is precisely all about this. But maybe a clash isn't necessary between central (foreground) attention and peripheral (background attention)? I'm not sure though... as I type I begin to see more where you might be coming from.
Sara Ludy @ Sunday, January 1st 2012, 10:20 PM
I really love the drawing. I'd prefer to see more gnarled things.
Tom Moody @ Monday, January 2nd 2012, 8:45 AM
Thanks, Nicholas and Sara,
Some kind of tension or contradiction guarantees that no one can call the work "decorative"--a criticism aimed at some of the neo digital painting sites. It doesn't always have to be this blatant to make the point. To some extent we're figuring out what the Oekaki-style program (used by this site) is good for, art-wise or otherwise. One of the things I like is that there are essentially two palettes - one where you can make conventional "liquid" strokes and one for black and white "fill" patterns that in the early days of digital image-making were used as a stand-in for color and brushwork. Sometimes it's tempting to pit the two against each other, which means "cartoon vs paint," dirt-style vs quasi-refined in the same image. People here are certainly taking more subtle approaches and I might too, occasionally. Just not in this one!
Sabrina Ratte @ Monday, January 2nd 2012, 2:30 PM
Hi Tom, I just want to say that I liked your remix of my drawing! The idea was also to see how different styles and approaches can meet...
Nicholas Obrien @ Monday, January 2nd 2012, 4:27 PM
I deeply sympathize with the desire to resists the decorative. I struggle with that in drawing/painting in general, and was what lead to my initial abandonment of that medium early on in my artistic development. However, I find that these tools allow me to re-aestheticize my practice in a way that has been so remote over the past couple of years (to which I am thankful). I've opted to go about this through a different sort of clash, one that resists the opportunity for the maximal and abstract and have instead gone toward the subtle and/or narrative. But, as you've mentioned, this is not the only way to use the tools in this site for art-making/otherwise expression. "Cartoon vs Paint" is a territory that I'm fairly ill-equipped to contend with, so I've found my own comfort zone of working against the decorative - even if aesthetically I haven't deviated enough away from that tendency. As always, though, the exposition of these various modes of discovery and process are always enticing to me!
Tom Moody @ Monday, January 2nd 2012, 9:05 PM
Thanks, Sabrina, I was impressed to open that drawing up and see all the layers (1 or 2 is the most I can handle).
Nicholas, I'm a little surprised that with your Chicago background you didn't get a steady dose of "cartoon vs paint" in school--Chicago Imagism being partly a reaction to NY School so-called purity. (Robert Storr had a theory that Jeff Koons' polychromed kitsch sculptures were a kind of stealth Imagism, rather than the commodity critique they were largely presumed to be, because Koons had been a studio assistant of Ed Paschke's.) Has Imagism passed out of the SAIC arsenal of subversive strategies? They used to be kind of militant about it there.
Nicholas Obrien @ Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 10:30 AM
Tom Moody @ Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 2:02 PM
Philip Guston's path from sensitive abstraction to discordant cartoons would be another precedent. You could call that a "transition to the narrative" (his peers certainly thought so) but then the stories consist of barely-comprehensible private symbols (a landscape of shoe-bottoms, a giant half-turned face with bloodshot eye), so it's not so cut-and-dried as that. I think these old battles might be pretty passe if we were painting and drawing but digital tools (such as Chibi-Paint!) have "re-problematized" the subject matter, as they say in the academy.
Jeremiah Johnson @ Thursday, January 5th 2012, 4:52 PM
Computers Club Reproblematizing Society
Sterling Crispin @ Friday, January 13th 2012, 3:20 AM
free problems

Tom Moody @ Sunday, December 11th 2011, 10:09 PM
Bruce Price @ Sunday, December 11th 2011, 11:07 PM
Like this
Tom Moody @ Monday, December 12th 2011, 9:31 AM
Thanks. A show of Parker's early '60s paintings is up for a few more weeks - I'm going in a few days to gauge how wrong this probably is.

Tom Moody @ Friday, December 2nd 2011, 9:13 AM
Jeff Baij @ Friday, December 2nd 2011, 12:10 PM
crazy impressive that you've managed to capture the disdain in his eyes, he has the most subtle expression of any bird
Tom Moody @ Sunday, December 4th 2011, 8:59 AM
Did a little investigating of this image yesterday (hat tips maxlabor and arjununcle). It's a crop from a photo of a Common Grackle ( http://dump.fm/images/20111203/1322961465591-dumpfm-maxlabor-Screen-Shot-2011-12-03-at-8.17.29-PM.png ) and has been used as an avatar in cropped and uncropped form. Grackles are blackbirds that spend a lot of time walking around on the ground and making hideous noises ( http://youtu.be/0ZVII_Np0ME ).
paul @ Sunday, December 4th 2011, 9:53 AM
Yea,they're pretty sociable! They like to raise a fuss w/all their friends and gossip alot! Land a Bluejay in the midst of them and see how they give him room! Pretty impressive!!!
Tom Moody @ Sunday, December 4th 2011, 11:19 AM
A bluejay
Joins the fray
And grackles
Raise their hackles.

(There's probably a metaphor here.)
Jeff Baij @ Monday, December 5th 2011, 2:18 PM
they have really really incredible colors, that move he does when he sorta poofs up is seriously amazing

Jeremiah Johnson @ Thursday, December 1st 2011, 5:46 PM
pastel folds meets sentient mass.
Tom Moody @ Thursday, December 1st 2011, 6:38 PM

A Bill Miller @ Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 4:07 PM
Tom Moody @ Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 8:29 PM
ha ha, right - i had forgotten which "ish" this gear came from
A Bill Miller @ Monday, October 24th 2011, 7:58 AM
i cheated though
they have the cover on his wikipedia entry
no matter what, its a cool machine
i always wished i had become an SF illustrator
paul @ Monday, October 24th 2011, 6:59 PM
Tricked-out Sax!!
Ryder Ripps @ Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 3:28 AM
Looks like pipes!
Tom Moody @ Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 1:11 PM
Ryder, they are re-pipes.

Mo Marie @ Thursday, October 13th 2011, 6:10 PM
A Bill Miller @ Thursday, October 13th 2011, 8:20 PM
i love this place
Sterling Crispin @ Thursday, October 13th 2011, 11:38 PM
Ryder Ripps @ Sunday, October 16th 2011, 8:24 PM

Krist Wood @ Friday, October 7th 2011, 7:13 PM
Sara Ludy @ Saturday, October 8th 2011, 7:06 AM
paul @ Saturday, October 8th 2011, 4:37 PM
mary @ Saturday, October 8th 2011, 7:03 PM
Cotton Candy
paul @ Saturday, October 8th 2011, 7:33 PM
Mary says,"Cotton Candy"!
A Bill Miller @ Saturday, October 8th 2011, 10:57 PM
bubble gum chess

Emilie Gervais @ Thursday, September 29th 2011, 1:26 PM
A Bill Miller @ Friday, September 30th 2011, 9:50 AM
mole (unit)
Tom Moody @ Saturday, October 1st 2011, 12:24 AM
Mole in the (dis)organization
Avogadro's guacamole

A Bill Miller @ Saturday, September 24th 2011, 2:38 PM
shifting dimensional gridform
Tom Moody @ Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 5:57 PM
classic works of net art reconstituted - cheap - visit our website

Robert Lorayn @ Saturday, September 17th 2011, 7:16 PM
Fantastic maths
Tom Moody @ Sunday, September 18th 2011, 11:04 AM
after drawing it I saw: http://www.flickr.com/photos/schmiegl/4724048000/

("pastel folds" is gnarlier)

also, the ex-flickr convolution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/schmiegl/4729748617/
A Bill Miller @ Sunday, September 18th 2011, 4:04 PM
it weightless right? floating!
Tom Moody @ Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 8:37 AM
The Cloud-Sculptors of Coral D
Nicholas Obrien @ Saturday, September 24th 2011, 2:37 PM
this is really amazing
Tom Moody @ Saturday, September 24th 2011, 5:58 PM
thanks, Nicholas--I'm on record somewhere complaining about digital watercolors but this program's ain't half bad.
Micah Schippa @ Saturday, October 1st 2011, 1:21 PM
saved to my mobile!

A Bill Miller @ Thursday, September 15th 2011, 8:10 AM
overlooking the void
Tom Moody @ Thursday, September 15th 2011, 9:13 AM
right, nothing left to spy on/grab with tentacles...
loosely inspired by JG Ballard's story "The Watchtowers"

paul @ Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 9:18 PM
Flash Gordons' Arch Rival!

A Bill Miller @ Saturday, September 10th 2011, 8:46 PM
Robert Lorayn @ Saturday, September 10th 2011, 10:37 PM
This is such a nice shape
Robert Lorayn @ Saturday, September 10th 2011, 10:54 PM
also, hello :D
paul @ Sunday, September 11th 2011, 7:42 AM
Old Skool!
Tom Moody @ Sunday, September 11th 2011, 12:42 PM
Thanks, and hi, Robert

Genevieve Belleveau @ Thursday, September 8th 2011, 5:56 PM

off the hook tom
Francoise Gamma @ Thursday, September 8th 2011, 6:30 PM
Krist Wood @ Thursday, September 8th 2011, 7:53 PM
Mo Marie @ Thursday, September 8th 2011, 9:02 PM
Nice one, Tom!
A Bill Miller @ Thursday, September 8th 2011, 11:23 PM
<3 u tom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jeremiah Johnson @ Thursday, September 8th 2011, 11:48 PM
paul @ Thursday, September 8th 2011, 11:58 PM
Ol' One Eye!!
Tom Moody @ Friday, September 9th 2011, 8:07 AM
thanks - am enjoying some shading possibilities I didn't have in MSPaint - looking forward to exploring this more and seeing what others are doing. --TM
mirrrroring - [Homepage] @ Friday, September 9th 2011, 12:27 PM
<next level></level txen>
Absis Minas - [Homepage] @ Friday, September 9th 2011, 12:44 PM
I like.
Gucci - [Homepage] @ Saturday, September 10th 2011, 12:22 PM
so spectacular tom!
Nicholas Obrien @ Saturday, September 10th 2011, 6:18 PM
Emilio Gomariz @ Sunday, September 11th 2011, 1:22 PM
Sarah Samy @ Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 10:14 AM
Sarah Elizabeth Taylor - [Homepage] @ Sunday, December 7th 2014, 10:24 AM
This is amazing! <3

Emilie Gervais @ Thursday, September 8th 2011, 5:59 PM
:D * *
Francoise Gamma @ Thursday, September 8th 2011, 6:33 PM
A Bill Miller @ Thursday, September 8th 2011, 11:27 PM
can we like this on facebook?
paul @ Thursday, September 8th 2011, 11:42 PM
16 Penny!
Tom Moody @ Friday, September 9th 2011, 8:16 AM
thx - Bill, i get a personal message from Zuck every time someone likes me on FB so feel free
A Bill Miller @ Friday, September 9th 2011, 7:44 PM
i liked the other one on FB - zuck is really proud of you
Tom Moody @ Saturday, September 10th 2011, 4:28 PM
This *is* pretty emo.
Got my Zuck email, Bill, about the other drawing - he thanked me for making something like-worthy and said he was looking forward to using it to get some feelers to my "other data" (sales habits, favorite movies, etc)

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