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luminous squiggle


early drawing, ink and gouache on watercolor paper, mounted on matte board

- tom moody

March 12th, 2015 at 9:07 am

studio, march 2015


periodically I get the itch to print out my "net art"

- tom moody

March 10th, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Where the Deer and the Antelope Play (drawing demo video), 2007-2014

Real-time X 9, MSPaintbrush drawing demo video. The screenshot below, of the 900 x 676 vid, is scrunched here to fit a 650 pixel window. The mp4 at the above link is the highest "save-as" quality (there's still a bit of compression/softening but it's pretty sharp).


Actual size detail:


A YouTube version of this was put up by Guthrie in Jan 2007 (thx again) - through no fault of his, the image quality at 640 x 480 is pretty mushy. This may be a blessing to some. After almost 8 years this is now up to 4640 views, 12 upvotes, 2 downvotes, and 4 puzzled comments.

The drawing was based on a painting from 1989, 64 x 54 inches, acrylic and oil on canvas. The atom went missing in the '00s version.


- tom moody

November 13th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Surge Molecule (Inverted)


ink jet prints, photocopies, linen tape
13 x 13 inches

- tom moody

September 18th, 2014 at 8:44 am

Surge Molecule (Inverted)


ink jet prints, photocopies, linen tape
13 x 13 inches


- tom moody

September 3rd, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Surge Molecule 3


Surge Molecule 3, 2014, photocopies, linen tape
13 X 12 inches

- tom moody

August 28th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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.

Update: A color version:


- 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."

- tom moody

August 15th, 2013 at 8:30 am