From the late 1970’s until 1993 I was known for my paintings and prints showing the “chic lifestyle” of the Big Eyed People. I sold my artworks through galleries and did many art and craft fairs across New York state, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont.
During the period I was really lucky. Organizations like the Kennedy Center, Nabisco along with Capital OTB, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Meadowlands Race Track, as well as other charities had me design posters and invitations to advertise their projects. My original poster for the Kennedy Center project, “Imagination Celebration” (which promoted arts projects for youth, even ended up on McDonald’s tray liners).
The stars of my Big Eyed People paintings were Pamela and Reginald Wellington (Wellington, as in the name of the polo fields in Palm Beach, Florida). Pamela and Reginald had inherited their fortunes from their grandparents and were having fun spending them. At the time Pamela and Reginald partied all night at their 5th Avenue NYC apartment and slept all day, unless they were seen going to polo, fox-hunting or the Saratoga Springs, NY race (flat) track. Well that was 24 years ago, and times have changed. Pamela and Reginald still party, but now have a bit more of a casual lifestyle. The 12 new illustrations that I’ve made for this post, show this chapter of their lives.
To download any one of the drawings, put your pointer on a drawing then right click on it. Choose Save Image as…, when the photo comes up click save. Do this for every drawing that you want to download. After that, go into your photos and find the drawings. Next right click and pick print, have it set on portrait, followed by size letter, and photo size 8×10 inches. That’s all it takes. The image will fill in most of your 8 1/2 x 11 piece of printer paper. If you want to extend the lines of the drawings to the edges of the paper use an ultra fine Sharpie, that is what I made the original drawings with.
Not having drawn the Big Eyed People for 24 years, I did not know how they would look at this point in time. Not unlike being able to ride a bike, once you know how to do it, you can just hop on at any time and go…So I just jumped on and off I went again, drawing the Big Eyed People. My sister said the new drawings, made for this post, look just as good as the ones that I had made back in the day.
In years past, people many times told me they could see themselves in the Big Eyed People. If you like, you can pick which of the Big Eyed People most represents you and personalize her/him so they have your skin tone, color of hair and eyes.
So there they are, 12 new Big Eyed People drawings. If you have a friend who likes to color send them my link so they can take a look at my artworks.
I hope you found my new image fascinating and look forward to reading your comments. If you want to see some of my paintings from the past read my post Fred Gonsowski Artworks before the Blog. Here are a few photos of some of my works done years ago (click on images to enlarge)…
Companion posts on Fred Gonsowski Garden Home.com…
Coloring pages for Adults…Some Drawings of Living Rooms for Adults to Color 3-28-2016,
Cutting/Making Paper Snowflakes 10-27-2011,
Make an Easy NO TIE Bow for your Christmas Wreath 12-8-2011.