Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mel Crawford's Uncle Wiggly

You're probably sick of my hierarchy posts, so here're some great paintings by Mel Crawford (which incidentally are full of hierarchical thinking)
Check out the clever texture of the tree. All the lines are asymmetrical-no parallels - but they all flow along the shape of the tree. Note also, the spacing of the bark lines: They aren't evenly spaced; some are close together in groups and separated from other groups.

The construction and sub-forms of this tree house are wonderful!
Thanks to Barbie and her great site:
http://goldengems.blogspot.com/2009/02/uncle-wiggily.html

12 comments:

Elana Pritchard said...

I'm not so tired of hierarchy that I don't have yet another study to bombard you with

dreamin of pie

Geneva said...

These are awesome!! I'd never seen that book or blog before. I am totally going to paint that blue tree when I get the chance.

Trevor Thompson said...

I'm not tired of your hierarchy posts.... the more the better, because I'm a slow learner.

- trevor.

Caleb said...

Great stuff. I really like the hierarchy stuff, too.

Kali Fontecchio said...

That tree is killer. I want to hug it, cause it's so solid.

Kali Fontecchio said...

Oh ya- here's my fox and crow.

Isaac said...

About donations, could you allow direct credit-card donations, with no PayPal registration? Those guys give me the creeps.

Niki said...

I almost choked on how much happy was stuffed in my gullet! I love the freakin' cover!

MASON SHELBY said...

Hey John, I'm not sure if you'll get this or not, but I stumbled across this fascinating document on how they came up with the new PEPSI logo.

Parts of it are sort of silly but it sure could use a good dissecting by someone skilled in the field.

http://bunnitude.com/misc/files/pepsi_gravitational_field.pdf

John Will Balsley said...

I really enjoy these older styles, much more honest than a lot of the jive these days.

Cheers!

freqazoidiac said...

Oh, what a feature. !! I'm so happy. This really brought back something, I was so influenced by Mel's work as a kiddo. :) And it subliminally carried through to now, which I am strongly reminded of. Anyone know how long Mel worked at Golden for?

Isaac said...

Thanks for listening!