Saturday, 31 January 2015

Annika Lönnblad Provides the Final Something Awful?

Ms. Lönnblad finishes the month with this image of anguish and sorrow (or maybe I'm reading it all wrong).

Annika Lönnblad.



Don't despair of all the awfulness, January is almost over. We will have a fresh new theme to rollick in tomorrow, so be sure to come back for that.

And remember it's not what you make, it's the fact you make it. Lots of awfully good work over this month though.


If you would like to get involved and have your work posted here, you can check out our About page and also this month's theme (Jan 2015), THERE'S STILL TIME!!!

Friday, 30 January 2015

Shane Horan Calculates Something Awful.

I feel that the plight of a generation is really summed up in this piece:

Shane Horan, "I Got a Job", marker and post-it note.

I just hope he's not miserable now.

If you would like to get involved and have your work posted here, you can check out our About page and also this month's theme (Jan 2015).

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Patrick Edmund Lynch Something Something Something Awful.

Brace yourself:

Patrick Edmund Lynch, "Something Awful", ink on paper.

I know this drawing is pretty awful but Mr. PEL has lots of great artwork on his new website. You're certain to find something there that you like.

If you would like to get involved and have your work posted here, you can check out our About page and also this month's theme (Jan 2015).

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sinead Hanrahan Has Made Something Awful.

A dark, broody image here from Ms. Hanrahan. 

Sinead Hanrahan, pen and a worn-out marker.

In reference to the materials used, she writes:
"(I) wanted it to be awful in as many ways as possible. Think I've succeeded there."
I think so too, but in the best possible way.

If you would like to get involved and have your work posted here, you can check out our About page and also this month's theme (Jan 2015).

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Robert P. Ryan Gives You Something Awful.

Be warned: the following art is pretty conceptually dense.

Robert P. Ryan, "Your Face", pencil.

Three tiers of awfulness here. It's an awful drawing of an awful face and it's also pretty awful to say that that face is your's.

Try Square? More like Try Cubed or... Tri Square or... something else.


Sorry about the "your face" thing.

If you would like to get involved and have your work posted here, you can check out our About page and also this month's theme (Jan 2015).

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Defné Cetin Has Something Awful.

Awwwh!

Defné Cetin, watercolour and ink

Ms. Cetin explains: "Because it's something awful when you drop your ice-cream".
Anti-chilling.
Lots more cool artwork can be found on Defné's art Facebook page.

If you would like to get involved and have your work posted here, you can check out our About page and also this month's theme (Jan 2015).

Anthony Kelly Does Something Awful.

Bang! First artwork of 2015 and it is Mr. Kelly's collage of Something Awful.
Some say he used razor sharp knives to splice this image together. Chilling.

Anthony Kelly, collage.

More on its way.


If you would like to get involved and have your work posted here, you can check out our About page and also this month's theme (Jan 2015).

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Theme for January.

Happy New Try Square!

That's right, we've gotten all dolled up here at Try Square.  Making the move into Facebook (probably tomorrow) so we wanted to look our best.

Okay Theme Time: I was reading a little bit of the Summer Book by Tove Jansson and there is a moment when a child is asked to draw something to which she replies "I don't know anything to draw". So the suggestion is made for her to draw "something awful" and I thought that was as good a theme as any.

Something Awful


As always the theme is yours to interpret. And, as always, the end result isn't the important part but rather the act and process of making art and doing it regularly. It's okay if it turns out "awful".

Create a square piece of art and send it to trysquareart@gmail.com

I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Happy New Year.