Feb 16, 2010

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty 

In Sixteen Hundred and Forty-Eight
When England suffered the pains of state
The Roundheads lay siege to Colchester town
Where the king's men still fought for the crown

There One-Eyed Thompson stood on the wall
A gunner of deadliest aim of all
From St. Mary's Tower his cannon he fired
Humpty-Dumpty was its name

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Well this is an odd verison from Wikipaedia!

 The image is a play with digital collage. I rendered all the objects in 3d with this image in mind, then cut and pasted and bashed them together. It was once again fun..... I've been watching some great textural collage from Janne and Karen and hoping to absorb some lessons!

Once again, thanks for looking.


  1. Awwwww, you are so sweet to mention me. I like the new collage work you are doing. You are so talented, Andrew. I like your traditional work, 3d work and now this style as well. Love the unusual version of Humpty Dumpty. Makes you wonder if all of them came from another story that goes deeper than the nursery rhymes.

  2. Thanks Karen, it's good to have influences and recognise them. I once saw a kid's book that was nothing but digital collage and it was amazing. And I don't have clue what it was called!! But I knew that it was a viable way of making art after seeing it.

    Nursery Rhymes..... I think that they are part of collective un/consciousness - which is dark and messy an animalistic.

    So we need a spiritual side though to lift us up? Maybe. I'm not regligious but it would handy to be because it would explain a lot of things!

    And make the ending easier ;)

  3. Dear Andrew Guy,
    did you know that i smile a lot reading this post?
    im glad we have humpty dumpty on our blogs :D

    ps: i left one silly comment on Pat's blog, psssstttt... ;)))) please dont be angry with me!

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  5. Thanks lakhsmita and marry.

    It's good to smile and to accidently learn things. Who would have though to tie humpty dumpty in with the English Civil War?

    cheers again

  6. Beautiful new technique Andrew - isn't it great how we all pick up things from each other? Thanks for your comments and advice the other day.

    Wicked weird version of HD, but interesting nonetheless!

  7. Andrew! My favorite version is the top one! The one on the bottom makes me feel like he has a headache. Hahahah! I think the white strip of garment on his head reminds me a Barton's bandage. I love the different versions of Humpty Dumpty on your other blog. The one on the bottom looks like he was egged!

    Thank you very much for your advice. After I read your comments I changed the image on my current posts to GIF format.

    Thank you again Andrew. How is your book coming along? Have you found an agent?

  8. Thanks Susan and Ces!

    Susan, good to see you digitalling. It opens new worlds. Look forward to your future work. Layers are like glazes.

    Thanks Ces, he does indeed look like he has a headache! It's good to have variations, just running through software opens your eyes to derivative works.

    No problem on the GIF advice. It cuts down the image size from a PNG file by about two thirds? And still looks good on the monitor.... but would be lousy to print for the people stealing your work!

    The book is going okay, almost finished. I have been having too much fun doing my illustrations and painting to seek out an agent.... I suppose I should chase someone up.

    One of the Australian teaching institutes has just 'purchased' the usage of an animation of mine so I'm pretty happy.

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