Jan 20, 2011

Interesting circles.

I run in some interesting circles and consequently come across some quite talented people (really in the peripheral sense), On occasion it will be a matter of shooting some emails back and forth and that’s about it. Could be a matter of knowing some of the same people or the like.

One of those people whose orbit I’ve intersected with is COOP whose stuff I’ve enjoyed even before I knew who it was doing it. A lot of that has to do with a basic appreciation of some touchstones from a certain period in my life, in this case the art of Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth who COOP is paying homage to in the piece below.

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COOP has put up a whole slew of his drawings in his Flickr stream and I have to say it’s really worth taking a look at. I have a great deal of respect for people who have chops when it comes to wielding a pencil, I really admire people who can really draw and have a unique style.

This too is the case with COOP and while some of his work can be racy at times (read NSFW), especially if you happen to be on the more prudish side of the line, it still is incredibly composed and drawn. Go ahead, click on the image above and take a look, you won’t be disappointed – and if you go deeper into the stream you may even see a few wonderful shots of the beautiful Skye Shelley or the amazing Kymberly Jane.

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