This piece was part of the 2012 Brain & Mental Health Art Show.
Every one of Don Stewart’s intriguing composite images is drawn entirely by hand, using an ordinary ballpoint pen. Each drawing begins with a pencil sketch, and a long list of possible ingredients. In a process that usually takes about a month to complete, Don thoroughly researches each subject, and carefully considers dozens of ideas and compositions before finally putting ink to paper.
The result: another complex rendering in an endless series of whimsical instruments, historic monuments, amusing machines, and brain-teasing bugs – every one designed to joggle the mind, and tickle the funny bone.