Thursday, January 31, 2008

Weirdism and Whatnot



My friend Jehan and I, in a sort of effort to blow off steam from work, came up with a contrived art movement called "Weirdism". It started off as a sort of silly fun thing and moved into something we both actually really like to do. It's pretty far from concept art, but that is essentially why we started to do it--to keep things fresh. Just for fun we created pseudonyms; mine being S. Bleufield. Is it ridiculous?? Pretty much, but hey, so am I. Jehan was inspired by Bowie and I took a stab at Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood from Radiohead.

5 comments:

chrystal chan said...

this is craziness. you really should have put the david lee roth one too though THAT is awesomeness. i think that feels like the epitimy of weirdism!!

jehan said...

dude no one is bold enough to post responses to the weirdism!!! either that, or they passed out from all the sweet sweet visual overloadage into their eyeballs.

chrystal said...

hey, i Demand more weirdism. but weirder!

jesse lee said...

Hey, I'm just noticing your Thom Yorke looks strikingly similar to your self portrait a while back...give or take some neon yellow.

John-Paul Balmet said...

If he looks more like me than Thom Yorke, I am in some trouble...maybe too much yellow!

It's not the best likeness, I know. Still have a lot of road to cover with the whole weirdism thing. The toughest part is staying weird while conveying the thing I am trying to convey. This piece, to me, may have failed on both counts, but it was fun!