Earlier this year I wrote about Phil Poppin and Mr. Wisor. I wanted to follow up here and show some progress. I started out with one drawing of Mr. Poppin (represented in the far left of the image below). However, this drawing did not seem to represent the full dimension of the character. I wanted to move from a physical description to a depiction of spirit. This led me to develop two additional versions (the second two bands in the image below). Though the third rendering focuses less on the body, it still offers hints and parts remain. Eventually I glued all three drawings down to a larger sheet of paper and spread out to the left adding “poppin” in the way that stars appear in a clear night sky. This was an attempt to focus on qualities and thoughts rather than a fixed identity. I am not sure if there are three, four, or one renderings of Phil Poppin here, and I am not yet certain when to stop adding “poppins”? However, for a rectangular image the character is becoming more rounded.
2 thoughts on “A Pilgrim’s Poppin Progress”
This does something that I really love about art. It makes me want to play. This is wonderful!!
Thanks. It felt a bit like playing in slow motion when making this. However, when looking at it all together the process appears to me a bit more magical.