Said the Guests: Tim Moore
by Tim Moore
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quick intro from Dan:

Today's Said the Guests comes from Tim Moore. Tim is an animator mostly, a screen printer frequently, but cosistently an artist. One drawing program he has developed a particular talent for is MSPaint. He'll spend hours late at night making extremely complex drawings, one line, one spray-can stroke, at a time. These hours will also be spent listening to music, so I asked Tim to make a drawing that was based on some of his favourite music. The result is, I think, fantastic.

I didn't want to give away the picture before hearing the song, so click the link to start the song, then click the the small picture to see a bigger one. Then, you click that picture to see a bigger version if you want to really examine the detail.

Beat Happening - "Sea Hunt"

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - "Sleep" (a selection)

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The Russian Futurists - "Karkarodon Karkarius"

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Posted by Tim Moore at November 4, 2005 12:35 AM

These are fantastic, Tim. I especially like the second one. I can't actually listen to the music, because I'm at work, but the images are great.

Posted by Neale at November 4, 2005 10:17 AM

That Russian Futurists song is fantastic, it's like "future" My Bloody Valentine.

Posted by Jamaal at November 4, 2005 10:48 AM

My wife always does things in Paint instead of Adobe and like a schmuck I make fun of her. I can't let her see these things. They're beautiful.

Posted by Jon at November 4, 2005 10:54 AM

Thanks so much. If only paint had an onion layer feature, then animated videos would be possible. Any programmers out their wanna give that a try? I promise I'd make good use of it.

Posted by Tim at November 4, 2005 6:58 PM

Amazing job.

Posted by different Jon at November 5, 2005 3:05 AM

The Godspeed picture is most excellent indeed - it's true that there's something inherently voyeuristic to the song. If everything's so crazed and apocalyptic, who the hell is thinking the thoughts/playing the music. Like a Shroedinger's cat kinda thing. Or Schroedinger's dogs-in-boxes.

I wouldn't have considered the Russian Futurists' pink sky and airy openness - but yeah, upon rumination, you are very right indeed.

Posted by Sean at November 6, 2005 12:47 PM

awesome post

Posted by nofrontin at November 7, 2005 12:39 AM

tim, i really like the beat happening drawing. the pretzel sticks are great! and it totally looks like your living room.

Posted by sarah at November 7, 2005 12:56 AM

Tim- this is amazing! Your pictures are great depictions of the songs themselves. Very creative... as usual!

Posted by Lauren at November 7, 2005 10:26 AM

I remember one time in Creative Writing class I showed Tim how to turn off the "Draw Opaque" function on MS Paint. This would have been a pretty unmemorable event if it weren’t for Tim making an excellent MS Paint blog post 5 years later.

Posted by Dusty at November 7, 2005 10:26 PM

Dusty, just now I was thinking "I have no idea what draw opaque means or does" so...

Posted by Tim at November 8, 2005 11:14 AM

Hello, i cant see your work dont know why, but i would very much to seeit, considering that i do the same thing as you, i never though some one would do the same.. hear a song and draw in the ms paint.. well i hope you get on contact with me i want to see your draws and maybe tell me what you think about mines.. , thx!


PD:salutes from Argentina.

Posted by francisco at September 11, 2007 10:43 PM

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