Friday, March 21, 2008


Yup! Its that time again. more abstracts. I just can't get enough. trying something different this time with good ol' mr. square ass brush and opacity. But what are they? You the viewer decide.

guess I better break out the box O' oils and a canvas and get doing this for real!!!! Maybe one will be hanging in your house!

Mandrews out

couple of new ones


Blogger David Bernal said...

loving them!! :) and now cant wait for the oil ones!!! Awesome :)

9:37 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

These are cool, how they require participation from the audience. The last one feels to me like peeking through grass down onto a beach where some people are walking...

11:29 PM  
Blogger flaviano said...

1- red hair of woman on the wind, she looks at the clouds

2- Sestri Levante beach (Liguria-Italy)

3- corridors on a field of grapes with people at work.


5:32 AM  
Blogger Laurin C. said...

second to the last reminds me of leonid afremov's paintings:
really enjoy the choice in box'ing colors, like they're pixelated images... not something i've seen before, haha. really neat~

10:02 PM  
Blogger Sant Arellano said...

Hey Mark, if you do some actual work on canvas, I'll buy it, yeah!!!

My grandparents have square tiled windows in the bathrooms, so it looks kinda like that, the second one is my favorite, I miss the sea.

Hey, I couldn't get back to you about the Jodorowsky films, I think you should check them out. They are different films, films based more on mystic symbolism and religion. Very surreal, but very interesting.

Maybe you could start out by watching "El Topo" which is bastically a mystic western and a more story driven film.

Anyhoo, keep up with all the drawing and painting!


11:05 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

David bernal------ don't wait too long. while its easy to fire up the ol' PS its a whole nother matter to get out the paints and stuff. But that said I'm still very keen on doing just that!

Emma----- Cool ideas!

Flavio----- thanks for the responses, very cool. Corridors on a field of grapes- awesome

laurin C----- thanks. i like good ol' squares too.

Sant----- awesome consider it sold. Also see above comment heh heh.

I'll check out " El Topo" thanks for the recommondation.

Mandrews out

8:09 PM  
Blogger flaviano said...

new ones:
1 - 3 dark knight staring at some apparition of a evil wizard big face who brief his henchmen

2 - some animals refreshing on small lake on a mountain

anyway, you post drawings from 2005 and most of all are precious stuff for all the young artists who want to learn how to storyboard and tell a story. it's a good thing because not all the "chiefs" are disposed to that (for free...)

5:21 AM  
Blogger Munchanka said...

These are rad, man. I really like the third one down of three sauropods running toward the viewer against a cloudy blue sky. It would be cool to see gestures or characters in this style--abstract action!

10:52 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

flavino----- cool images man. I like the dark knight idea. looks like hes over looking the bustle of gotham.

On another note. Im glad you like the posts and are getting something out of my rambling. I am here to pass on what I know as should everyone of my er... maturity. I'll keep doing it.

Munchanka---- thanks for the comment glad you like 'em. sarupods huh. thats cool. i can see that too. Yes it would be cool to see gestures in this style. ill try to figure that one out.

Mandrews out

7:31 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

hey mark great site and posts.
i was wondering if you could tell me about some good crime and action movies that have good cinematic storytelling to study from (film noir or anything else). I have a lot of samurai films, but want to other types of films to study from. If there are any favorites please let me know. great pictures by the way!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Hey Mark~ This is Kevin Ellis from Glendale. I wanted to write and say congratulations for all your successes over the last 25 years or so! I've been able to sort of keep track of what you two were doing over the years, and I'm so happy for you both. You've come a long way from the super 8 movies we used to make in your backyard. LOL. My sister Whitney also says hello, and would you please forward my email on to Bryan. I would love to speak with him again. It was such a bummer when you guys moved away back in '83(?).
All the best, and hope to keep in touch in the future.
~Kevin Ellis (from down on Olmsted in Glendale)

9:47 AM  
Blogger Munchanka said...

The quality of John Williams films, much like the Rose Clan, is constant and true. Indy may be a fossil, but he doesn't need a tin suit to kick nazi ass.

10:47 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Hey Mark-

I've silently been watching your blog for a long time. Really dig the stuff you post on here, all very exciting and inspiring! :)

I've been in an animation program out here in D.C. for just over a year, but plan on moving back to Cali later this year (native Californian). I've been looking at applying to CCA, and wondering if you had any suggestions. Maybe I'll be one of your students one day!

6:48 AM  
Blogger Kenji Ono said...

Great stuff, Mark. These are beautiful. My favorite one is #4.
I don't really care what they really are, they are now beautiful shapes and colors. (i.e. abstract art)
You are a true artist!

11:30 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Munchaka----- No matter how 'constant and true' John Williams is, even his scores cannot save a crappy film. indy doens't need a tin suit but he will be felled with bad dialog.

Steve----- awesome man! come on home to Cali! As far as CCA is concerned it is a program just in its infancy so I don't knwo what you are looking to get out of a school but CAL ARTS is the place man. If you want to develop more. of course I dont know where you are in your schooling if you have a degree or not CALARTS does not have an MFA, or rather they didn't when I was there but that may have changed. SO check into it. A lot of collegues teach at art academy too. so you got some choices. shoot me an email and we'll discuss further.

Kenji Ono------ thank you very much for saying so. Still trying to explore and push the envelope. WOrking with real paints will be the next endevour.


8:11 PM  
Blogger Rohit said...

The first one looks a little like Bob Dylan...

...yes it does.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

These color experiment are wonderful.

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1)white house on a hill, like a sunny dracula's castle...

2)beach scene, clay roofed houses on the left(reminds me of perth)

3)cactus, desert, the red and white make me think like mario mushrooms

4) the colors make me think city streets, and the black silhouettes make me feel something anthropomorphic walking through the scene

5)ravine in a jungle, I was thinking if the black were blue in this one it could totally go ocean

Cool stuff man, can't wait for another lecture at ye char anim.

4:09 AM  
Blogger Aditi said...

Merry Christmas!!! and Happy Holidays
( ^____^)

Highly interesting and great fun with colors!!!I just chanced by your blog today from spline doctors...

Here's what I see:

1) Monkey in a yellow robe smoking a pipe :D

2) San Francisco shore-line

3) Silhouette of 3 people(possibly girls) from behind through weird goggles(or at a disco/club)...

4) A future album cover for a Bjork album or a movie poster for a japanese film (i see peoples faces partially with their eyes closed )

5) "My mama killed an alien in her kitchen!"

2:25 PM  
Blogger puddle said...

The first one is a big red robot grabbing a very tanned female from the bottom right corner! XD

The second is a massive group of people spreading the biggest blue tarp ever imaginable over the street of a neighborhood. All the houses are lined up on the left.

The third is a bunch of soldiers marching in front of a band, walking in rows.

The fourth is two guys wearing baseball caps at a baseball game.

The last one looks like my kitchen... mold growing over the counters everywhere! XD hahahahaha!

8:22 PM  
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