This is a fast portrait for the Boston Globe done right before this year's great Christmas exodus. I just added the hand written story to it... (it was published without my commentary). I love getting interesting people to draw.
I am a big believer in the power of meditation... Although I don't practice it as regularly as I'd like to... usually when the pressure heats up with life and deadlines - it is , besides excercise, the best way to get grounded, and to slow down a bit. But as with anything, regular practice does wonders. I just read the other day, that even if you are not able to give it 20 minutes - do it for a minute or two - because it is that regularity that is key. (Like drawing every day... you know the drill...).
David Lynch is starting a foundation to try to raise some crazy amount of money in order to turn more and more people (like everyone) onto TM. It is davidlynchfoundation.org, if anyone is interested. And he's got a book coming out soon called "catching the Big Fish". Might be an interesting read.
fiedlerJanuary 4, 2007
Your portrait is better than his movies [since Elephant Man that is]. I still can't believe that your cinnamon bum isn't a photo! It's not is it?
Steve BrodnerJanuary 4, 2007
Congrats on insisting on creating content. I believe in this so much. If you keep at it, it will slip through. As illustartors, we are really guest editors. Mags view us as decorators. Contining to be great and smart will change things where possible, I feel. Keep 'em flyin'. Nice art too.
Larry RossJanuary 4, 2007
Beautiful piece of art! I wish they would have published it with your lettering. It adds to the look and intent of the piece. I've done some meditation but it's tough to keep it up. It's definitely a positive thing to do. I'm glad David is promoting it and that you introduced it as a topic.
P.S. I could never get that lotus position thing down.
Michael SloanJanuary 4, 2007
Hey John - I like the hand lettering - they should have used it.
John DykesJanuary 4, 2007
Thanks very much, J.S.L.&M... Joseph, you mean cinnmon buN? then yes! (people will talk, Joseph). Speedy Donuts is still one of my personal favs... Steve, Yes... content! - and stay passionate about it. Larry, is that lotus thing where you tie yourself up in a knot? A comfy chair is good by me... besides, you usually can get in a decent nap that way:)...
AnonymousJanuary 4, 2007
Cool portrait of David Lynch.
He altered the way stories are told on TV with his ground braking series "Twin Peaks". I keep an eye on the release of "Catching the Big Fish" . Thanks.
David FlahertyJanuary 5, 2007
You make pictures, you can't make words, we make the words Mr. Dykes. Don't you forget that! (The Straight Story is a good flick!) Nice job sir.
Randall EnosJanuary 5, 2007
Excellent portrait of one of my favorite film makers my friend.....beautiful job.
I've always thought that Eraserhead was one of the creepiest, scariest movies ever made. I think i've liked every one of his films and the TV stuff. You certainly caught his mood here.
Larry RossJanuary 5, 2007
I'd like to see a picture of a cinnamon bum someday...
Robert SaundersJanuary 5, 2007
David Lynch is cool, and I like that he meditates. I meditate but do it off again, on again. Got to stick with it—New Years resolution. It's as you say, John, regularity is key. Like practicing the guitar!
Lynch made one of my alltime favorite movies, Mulholland Drive. I sat through it twice...dunno why it gripped me so, because my other faves are way different. You captured Lynch, John. Bravo! BTW your Italian is good...I can tell even by your short comment on Larry's trip.
John DykesJanuary 5, 2007
thanks folks... I don't think I've seen Mulholland Drive....I will checkitout. David, Yes - i just forgot.... I draw, they write...I draw, they write... I think I have it now. Even better: They tell me what to draw, AND they write!
David GothardJanuary 5, 2007
Nice drawing! I like the second version - you have a singular feel for the written word, so why not use it? Does the client know what they missed out on?