Saturday, June 30, 2007


The setting:

"Come on Baby, let's do the twist..."
"Oooh yeah- just like this"

I'm trying not to babble here for a twist. So- I guess here's just pretzels dancing.
I wont be able to eat a pretzel for awhile now- maybe should have had lemon, and lime twist instead.


Blogger Tina Vaziri said...

Wonderful painting, great style with nice saturated colors!

1:17 PM  
Blogger biteyourowntail said...

That painting of the bar is just so incredibly poignant. Maybe it's my mood but it feels sad to me. And beautifully painted. I am a fan of the melancholic - Hopper, that's whose work it reminds me of.

And I love the faces on those pretzels.

Thank you so much for your kind words. If I am talented, you surely are too. Not to mention thoughtful and intelligent.

I think I agree - most likely there is a continuum of self awareness, just as there is with other attributes we once thought were the prerogative of humans - tool use, communication etc. Sure you know what I'm talking about so I won't go on (too much) here. Self deception as necessary - it certainly lessens the pain of living with awareness ime, but what if it means losing out on some of the pleasures too?

1:59 PM  
Blogger biteyourowntail said...

...and thanks for the link to the book!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Nancy Bea said...

Heavens, this is really something! I agree with Bite Your Own Tail that the painting of the bar is a true work of art. There is something so poignant about it. And the pretzel! Very weird and interesting.

2:19 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Superb Andy!!! Makes me want to paint again! Just brilliant.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

This is wonderful! Everything is done very subtly and artfully.

2:48 PM  
Blogger get zapped said...

Excellent, Andy! Great illo and a wonderful take on this week's theme. Looks like they like twisting ;)

2:55 PM  
Blogger md said...

thats some serious twisting goin on in that bowl of pretzels at the bar or maybe i just had 1 to many beers nice series

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

The pretzels looks delicious.
very impress by the quality.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome work you have here!

7:39 PM  
Blogger esillustration said...

that last comment was from me!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Emila Yusof said...

great work!

2:57 AM  
Blogger biteyourowntail said...

Hallo you, you're tagged

11:38 AM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

The pretzels look delicious, and they better keep dancing or they're gonna be eatin. I'm too jealous of your lounge painting to comment on it, I'll wait until Christmas.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Great work! The bar piece has some many great, rich colors! Wonderful!

10:36 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Salty, sassy goodness.

6:43 AM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Spent a considerable amount of time just out of college in front of and behind a bar very much like the one you've painted. You've really captured the mood and ambience... Don't want the bartender to turn around... might see myself. Whoa... a Twilight Zone / Night Gallery thing would happen.

Glad I enlarged the pretzels to see their faces.

7:24 AM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Thanks Tina

Thanks Sarah- yeah sad bar. I love Hopper.
You are thoughtful and intelligent.
Maybe self deception is product of natural selection- which would then probably mean it is somehow beneficial, and sometimes unavoidable? At least to certain degrees- all boils down to degrees and balance- I'm babbling now- so I'll stop.

Thanks Nancy

Thanks Steve- I'm going to get some pens!

Thanks Leah

Thanks GZ -yoga pretzels maybe.

hahaha - 1 too many will do it MD

They're tasty- thanks Nathalie

Thanks Esillustration- give me colors!

Thanks Emila

Hahaha- too-crunch- late Miri. Lots of lively food this week. You sure ain't got nothing to be jealous bout here!

Thanks Scott- I've been jonesin' for color.

Haha- thanks Rrramone- can you say that 10x's real fast?

Dodododo...(dododdoing the T.Zone them music). I did some time there too- customer only though.
Thanks Twis. Cheers

1:45 PM  
Blogger biteyourowntail said...

I'm so glad you're okay with being tagged - whenever/however you join in I look forward to finding out some random things...

Self -deception as result of natural selection - now there's a thought. And thank you.


1:15 AM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Fantastic piece Andy! I agree with the ambience you've created in the bar scene. Magical. Like Twis, I've been on both sides. There's a certain smell bars have that's so nostalgic. Nice twist with the pretzels too. I didn't see that coming!

8:20 AM  
Blogger luisa brehm said...

oi, there is still a little place for me ??? i'm always late but i'm here, Andy !!!
love the first one, fantastic done !!!
love the second one, you made me laugh !!!
i just don't know what is a twist but it's ok ;-)))))))))))))
i guess it's a twist, right ???
lotsssssssssss of hugsssssssss

1:48 PM  
Blogger biteyourowntail said...

Andy - thanks so much for that lovely feedback on the poem - I really appreciated it.

As for too long comments - well I am guilty too, when I visit here, anyway! But seriously, I always enjoy reading what you have to say so as far as I'm concerned you could write an essay. Or you could email me if you wanted - it's on my profile.

Looking forward to seeing the drawings.


1:27 PM  

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