There's a wonderful simplicity to Sam Brown's work. To some it might look elementary but to those I say, take another look and you may surprise yourself by how poignant or unexpected his work comes off.
Otherwise knows as explodingdog
or is real name Adam Culbert, Brown runs a website where viewers e-mail him short phrases for inspiration. He then picks certain ones to illustrate. I love how he engages people and makes them part of his creative process.
"I try to draw something you just wouldn't regularly expect. People look at my pictures and try to see a cartoon with a punchline – as they would The Family Circus. But they really don't understand my drawings until they look through a good amount and see themes and ideas repeated. Think of my drawings as if the title and picture are a frame taken out of a film. There's something before and something after, and you're just catching this one moment of time. Sometimes I look at them a week after I did them, and I'm like, "What was I thinking?" But it's all part of a larger picture. " - Sam Brown
Summer needs to get here quicker
Wish for Something Better
I Need Some Space To Think
We Have To Wake Up Soon
I Have Love For You
She Is My Sunshine
Why Can't I Stop Loving You
I Have Found Her