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animated GIF frames on paper, mid-'00s


- tom moody

July 14th, 2014 at 9:26 am

heedra-like monster


still drawing monsters (a career-killer for any serious artist but you can't make me stop). I think the OptiDisc gif was rooted in these little circles that litter every piece of paper I come in contact with.

- tom moody

January 22nd, 2014 at 7:33 am

Heavy Ornament (printed version)


for some reason I think I like the photo of the printed-out web app drawing more than the web app drawing itself

- tom moody

October 13th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

work on paper, 1990


conte on paper, 18 x 12 inches

I did this series of "roots" drawings, trying to work as traditionally as possible, in or near the kitsch zone. A younger snottier artist visited my studio and blanched. What's wrong with them? I asked. "Everything," he said, but the most I could get out of him was that if you were going to do anything that looked like charcoal you needed "Donald Sultan-like tasty smears."

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August 15th, 2013 at 8:30 am



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August 4th, 2013 at 9:19 am

studio wall


am not post-studio -- although studio visits are admittedly quaint
also, pop art is not dead

- tom moody

July 25th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

work on paper, early '90s


ink and watercolor (or acrylic or gouache)
8 1/2 x 11 inches

- tom moody

July 25th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

recent computer drawings printed


All are drawn with MSPaint or Chibi Paint. Was pleased to see the new MSPaint "scales up" well for enlarged printing: the pixels that are supposed to be sharp stay sharp (provided you turn off "edge smoothing" in the printer) and the brushwork that is algorithmically fuzzed out doesn't look as bad as I thought it might.

- tom moody

May 28th, 2013 at 12:24 pm



pencil, ink, acrylic and gouache on cardboard, 1990s
11 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches

- tom moody

May 26th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

computers club drawing society drawings printed out



My studio "long wall" is occupied so I broke these internet-originating drawings into two groups.
There is a lot of talk about making screen based art "gallery friendly."
The best reason to print them out is not to "create scarcity" (the fave bugaboo reason of the "art and technology" websites) but to actually facilitate viewing them all in one place at a certain scale, which your phone or desktop is not going to allow you to do. These are done on nice paper so they "pop" if you are going to the trouble to print them. But if you believe it's for conspiratorial reasons adduced by university Marxists go ahead. Part of making them sellable is not being too goofy and making collectors nervous and I can't claim to have any wisdom on that score.
Many thanks to Computers Club Drawing Society for making this work possible.

- tom moody

March 28th, 2013 at 8:19 am