Sunday, December 31, 2006

Goodbye Cruel World!

"I ask you, being an Iraqi person, that if you reach a verdict of death, execution, remember that I am a military man and should be killed by firing squad and not by hanging as a common criminal."
-Saddam Hussein

Well, I guess they made a decision . . .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jason.... this one is great... actually... the whole Recycled Paper set is great.... can't wait to see what you do next... See you around.... PEACE!

8:14 PM  
Blogger avatar said...

Awesome dude!! Your artwork is rad... XD

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting how even facing one's moment of death...deep meaning and significance is sought...

something to reflect on..

The drawing is good...a tyrant, and yet as a human being...showing a sense of dignity that befits a created order. More than he was willing to consider for many...

6:42 AM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Thank you so much guys. It was interesting drawing Saddam, I wasn't going for the typical "caricature" he always gets a peanut head shape as well as a huge nose. However his pictures of late speak differently to me, his eyes are saying so much . . . so my focus was the eyes, I felt that "making fun of his nose" or going too far with the exaggeration would take away from what I was interested when I first started.

9:59 AM  
Blogger sensei said...

you have definitly captured him,

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

says it all

3:51 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Lots of new stuff here! Awesome. Love these drawings. Do you find that you can draw more 'like a painter' when you work from a mid-tone paper?

10:09 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

almost forgot - Happy New Year too!

10:14 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Thanks Gord, sensei and Marco! And to answer your question Marco, yes, it is kind of like painting, or at least there's a common relationship there. I did a lot of drawings like this in art school, so it's fun to do these as quick studies. I feel I can get a lot more information down on paper a lot faster. I'd like to get a bigger book with this type of paper. The one I've been sketching these in is quite small, about the size of a paperback book.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Roberto Bobrow said...

Hi, Jason! I knew about you some years ago in The Loop. Tough I'm the age of your father I'm glad to learn from your mastery.
Your Sadam catched the dignified stance he kept at the final minute. A butcher, yes; but would his nurturing (and, then, judging) masters do the same?
Not only the eyes but also the mouth you gave him are very expressive of his last determination.
Wish you a great year!

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always a beautiful technique! Have you tried gouache on that type of paper? I tried some studies at a figure drawing class with a thick version of that type of paper. Gouache being opaque can really "pop" like the white does on your studies.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

"Bravo" Jason.....congratulation...
Happy new year friend!!!

3:35 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

Thank you Roberto, glad you liked what I did with Saddam, I drew it a couple hours after I heard he was dead, to be honest it was weird drawing him, and the picture reference that I used was of him in court, moments after he heard that he would be hung.

Thanks Fred for the Gouache tip, tried it on my Hillary sketch.

Happy New Year to you as well Matt!

6:51 PM  

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