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Oh Hey;
I’m not going to say I’m back, but I’m trying.
This is part 01 in a series, hopefully I get enough done to make a colouring book, maybe a collaboration.
This particular one is a Dune parody, so if you have no idea what Dune is, then this could seem pretty weird, but it makes sense, trust me.

Hopefully Flickr embeds don’t hose things up. Never did this before. Wish me luck.

Resist 01 (Dune)

I have my illustration “Oni” up on my threadless artist shop. You can buy t-shirts, posters, hoodies, etc. (Even shower curtains!)
https://dwayneclare.threadless.com/

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It may come as a surprise to some, but I have to admit I’m a bit of a perfectionist. That’s not to say anything I do is perfect, or even comes reasonably close. I’m lazy and not very good at much of anything so I often make compromises. Especially with the sort of Job I have which is all about compromises, and which I am also not very good at. I’m not talking about my art, which I have given up on, but my day job that someone actually pays me to do. It kills me inside every time I make these compromises. Every time I fail to reach perfection. It drives me to the brink of suicide, which is unfortunately a pretty short drive. It would be much healthier for me to just not give a shit but I find it impossible to develop this sort of Laissez faire attitude.
But really it’s the same thing with everything I do. My aforementioned art, my woodworking, my relationships. Every flaw screams at me any time I look at them. Every wonky saw mark, every uninspired and poorly executed drawing, every misspoken word or words never said.
They haunt me.
So. I’m sorry if you were hoping so see more art when you came here. (Big assumption I know). I can’t say I don’t miss it. I feel like a hollow shell when I am not creating something. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than bringing something of value into the world with my own hands. I’m taking the cowards way out I know.
I just can’t take it anymore.

Just had to get that out. I feel like posting here is safer than writing it on paper. Judging by my stats only Russian spammers will ever see this :P
All my stuff is still up on flickr though, so please have a look with your human eyes. Let me know if you enjoyed it. It makes me feel good.

I’m not drawing anymore. Sorry.

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My good friend Rich passed on last night, taken far too soon. This is my humble tribute to a kind, hardworking & intelligent man. He was a true friend and a loving father.

The world is a poorer place without him.
He will be dearly missed.

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My friend Yoko asked me to draw her a portrait so here it is.
Click on the picture to see it bigger.

Yoko Sketch

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Here is a commission piece I did for a very kind man. It was nice to get out of my usual comfort zone.

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Sorry for my substantial reduction in posts these past couple years. I have been going through a little bit of a thing and not really doing much art. That has to change of course, but it’s difficult.
Still, I have 2 new illustrations and some pinhole photography to share.
I love pinhole photography, and not because I am a hipster but I just love the tone and the colours. Nothing else can quite capture that.
Here are some of the pinhole shots. You can get larger images on my flickr.

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Some older stuff…
Pictured with me is my youngest daughter. I don’t think I have really told anyone and don’t expect anyone to understand but she is the reason I am here talking to you now for better or worse.

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Long may he be loved, never to be forgotten.

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Click on the picture to embiggen

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Link to the set.

Trying to make this presentable so I can enter a couple contests. Wish me luck please.

Jean Giraud final

Edit//Did not win. Much lose. Sorry.

My Daughter made mail boxes for everyone for some reason.

She didn’t make one for herself though, so I made one for her. (edit://I guess she did, but it was in her room, ah well.)

Here is the letter I put in her mailbox.

I love this kid to pieces.

The amazing Bianca. Rotoscoped of course.

The Dance of my People

It’s been 16 years now since I married my beautiful wife. 18 years we have been together.
Not a day goes by I do not appreciate what I have in her.

16 years

For some strange reason my wife is trying to keep me alive longer. She has been making me go for walks at night. I feel like I am officially an old man now.
It is nice though. Quite relaxing really, especially if the kids stay home :)
Along the way we will check out what people have done with their houses and gardens, and see if we can get ideas.
Honestly though looking at all the homes along our walk I can’t say there are very many I would trade for if I could even find one. I do like my house.
Here is a picture of one of the locals we met along the way. This very friendly cat will come running up to us looking for a pat.

We found a very friendly cat on today's walk.

I’m feeling very lucky to live in such a nice neighborhood and to have such a wonderful wife.
TAGS: Michiko Clare, Dwayne Clare, みち子 クレア, 美智子、nezu7chu, 妻/span>

I am not drawing anymore, for various reasons, none of which are good.
Sometimes I try and do something though. It takes a long times, longer than it used to, and I have always been slow.
Anyhow. Here is what I was working on tonight.
I might try and finish this. I’m not super happy but I think it’s important to me to finish it.
I only hope I do the subject some small justice.

Trying to do this justice but I don't think it's working as well as I had hoped.

—-Update—- I think I might not finish this, but here is where I am at.

I'll try coming back to this later. Need to fix the derpy eye for sure, and the grin ain't right.

Had a great day in Vancouver watching the LGBT parade with my ladies.
I managed to get fried even though we had a beautiful shady spot.
I have all the pictures up on my flickr page, please click here to see them.

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私の夫ドゥエインと子供たちと一緒にバンクーバープライドパレードを見て
*LGBT(レズビアン・ゲイ・バイセクシュアル、トランスジェンダー)*バンクーバープライドパレード2012の写真*
Michiko Clare and Dwayne Clare at the vancouver lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride parade in Vancouver. みちこクレアとドウェインクレア。 バンクーバーのLGBT「レズビアン/ゲイ/バイ・セクシャル/トランスジェンダー」パレードである。

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