open to suggestion episode 8:social d on the high seas
Here is the final drawing from the 8th episode of OPEN TO SUGGESTION 111.
This particular drawing is titled "OTSG #7/Social D on The High Seas.
This one is chock-full-of topical social commentary. If you don't get it then perhaps yo have been under a deep sleep or lost in a desert island or living under a rock because it is pretty on the nose with the imagery.
It was made on a 18" x 15.5" sheet of ARCHES archival and acid free printmaking paper.
The back is titled, signed and dated.
Open To Suggestion 111 first aired live on April 1st, 2020 at 1:11 pm.
The number 111 was used in the title in order to begin an unused hashtag to promote the show. 1:11 pm eastern was the time I would begin the live feed. It is a number I refer to often in my work. I’m not going to get into that here.
OTSG is a 20-30 min interactive collaborative draw show I created during the first few weeks of the 2020 COVID 19 pandemic as it was effecting the USA.
Being confined to homes, I wanted to be able to reach out and interact and entertain those at home who need a quick break from the overwhelming anxiety and responsibility during this time all over the world.
All of the drawings for OTSG are created live during the show with the visitors suggestions taken under consideration.
The show is inspired by the TV shows of the 1970's that I watched as a child when I would stay home from school when I was sick. A few of those shows were BOOKS COVER TO COVER with John Robbins Jr. and THE JOY OF PAINTING with Bob Ross with a bit of the BANANA SPLITS and THE PRICE IS RIGHT.
It is a low budget, no frills, fly by night project.
At the end of each episode, the drawing will be made available to purchase here at my shop.
Like most everyone right now, I am looking for ways to keep the lights on and make up for the grinding halt to livelihood we are ALL dealing with. I am hoping it gets sorted out real soon but in the meantime this is one way I am trying to cover the offset.
This is an experiment and we made it to 3 episodes but the jury is still out if we make it to a 4th episode!!!!
To see the recording of the show please copy this link