Hello everyone. I just want to say a few things… first, what a sorry ass week of posts it’s been here on Joewriteshiswrongs.
I’ve been in a zombie like state all week because of this god for sake influenza or whatever it is I have.
Our housing unit is like the walking dead…a bunch of half lives with no brains, aimlessly staggering around looking like death.
Then again, it looks a lot like that, even when everyone isn’t sick.
Being sick in prison sucks.
It really sucks.
It’s probably equal to being sick in a third world country where medical attention is virtually nonexistent. Find that a little hard to believe..? Well maybe you never read some of my older post about the medical department of correctional facilities… If you haven’t, I highly recommend you check out “The prison dentist fiasco,” or even more so, “A brain tumor test…Incarcerated.”
They will add a little insight to just what it is I am talking about.
Thanks for the “likes and well wishes” during my time of illness. That really means a lot.
Hopefully, I will get better soon and I will be back to my usual awesome self again.
Enough with all that, though.
All this sick talk has got me sick of sick talk!
In other news the giant mural I have been working on for oh, I don’t know… seems like FOREVER now! Well, that is finally winding on down and approaching its end.
Wait until you see just how awesome this thing is when it’s done.
It’s almost there now and I swear this is probably like a $5000 job in the world! But here in prison, I have been paid .45 cents an hour to create such a piece.
Oh, and by the way, to my good friend Justin Young… I’ve cursed you many of times for leaving me this project…
But seriously, for such an innocent little children’s piece… this thing has been a fucking nightmare.
For those of you who may not know, Justin Young was a mural painter here at the prison also. A great one at that, who was a big part of the reason I was hired as a mural painter myself. He was just recently released and is now home perusing all that he hopes to accomplish. But before Justin (Well Q as he is more so known) was released, he drew this 20+ foot wide, 8ft tall children’s piece-monstrosity-in the gym. It’s for the kids when they come to visit here at the prison.
I’ve been painting on this project here for over 2 months now. But it is finally almost done. I wish I could show you all just how big this piece is in its entirety. But at the moment, I can’t.
I do however hope to show you the full piece in its entirety by the end of September.
What I can do now, is show you a few pictures I have taken with Jen in front of it, over the course of the last 2 months. Hopefully that will give you an idea of the progression I have made with this piece. Those pictures will be included here as well.
That’s all for the moment.
Have a great weekend!
I figured I would share some of Joe’s work he has done over the past year, with all of you. He is very talented and his talent only continues to grow with every piece of artwork that he creates.
He has created a Joewriteshiswrongs Facebook “like” page which I mentioned last week for those of you who missed that post, you can find the Facebook page here. For the ones who don’t have Facebook, I figured I would go ahead and share a few pieces of his art/cartoons on here. I also figured I would share some because most of the cartoons that he posts on here to go with his stories are just quick drawn up ones that he doesn’t put all his talent and effort into.
When it comes to Joe’s art/cartoons he is his biggest critic… A lot of the pieces I posted he liked at first and now that he has gotten so much better he looks back at them and starts naming all this stuff he did wrong or could have done better. I personally think they all look great. Granted, I am no artist, but I know I could never draw or paint 99% of the stuff he can. Lol
This is from a comic strip he was working on that I personally love…
This first painting is a picture of his father. I personally think he did an awesome job on this one; it looks just like the picture of his dad he painted it from.
He painted this piece after Paul Walker’s death as a tribute to him on his old blog.
A few other paintings he has done…
I also figured now that Joe has added the Characters Caricatured portion to his blog, I would also post some older caricatures he has done so you can see how far along he has come with creating caricatures over the past year.
I wanted to add this one because I love the show, plus I think he did good with this one…considering it was when he first started drawing caricatures. Don’t hold the speck on his nose against Joe though, lol that was from the scanner and I noticed it after…now I am just too lazy to go through ALL his artwork to find it and re-scan it. 🙂
This caricature was drawn from a picture off of Google images.
What is your opinion of his work? Which one is your favorite? Least favorite? Any and all feedback is always welcome 🙂
He is working on a painting right now which he is almost done with that he is sending me and I can’t wait to see it and post it. This piece will actually be of a scene…which is something new to him. He say’s it looks really good so far though.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!