“It is a widely accepted fact that cannabis (…and other great hallucinogens) have been linked numerous times to allowing people everywhere; from writers, to artists, and even amongst the most advent doodlers as being a smooth gateway to better and more insightful pieces of art. So take your brush of choice and blow some minds… this is Stoner Art.”
Today’s submission of Stoner Art on Stoner Schematics comes from a contributor to the subreddit, Baked Art, by the name of Armandingo. The high pilot above first caught my eyes as I gazed upon the assortment of artistic pieces cataloged by Armandingo. Remaining in black and white, the sketch utilizes slight variations in shadowing and highlighting to mimic the hazy smoke escaping the cannabis consuming converted respirator. Like the smoke, the portrait leaps off the page due to the selective use of diagonal strokes on the back of the pilot’s chair leading the observer’s eye frantically down to the pilot’s intricately carved jumpsuit featuring crosshatching to center the viewer’s attention. The pilot appears to be perched in the middle of a deep trance, concentrating on the task at hand as he takes a long draw with the same intensity he brings to breaking the sound barrier, enduring high-g turns, and withstanding heavy fire without resorting to pulling the handle to eject, all while saving an aftermath pack of smokes and a stash of sweet cheeba. No, this pilot did not fantasize about being called “Maverick” to fulfill some childhood silver screen delusion; rather, he became a pilot to experience the moment when time stops, when life and death becomes inconsequential, the terrifying sacrifice of trading bipedalism for flight.
We are all pilots in one way or another, targeting tempestuous challenges, eliminating objectives, soaring through turbulent growth, and skidding to either a soft landing or a fiery mass of metal. With his mystical and mysterious images, Armandingo pours his imagination onto a page, where we find ourselves questioning our own experiences, reminiscing on memories, and engaging with a dream world only found through the rabbit hole that is pencil and paper. The following drawings are some of Armandingo’s personal contributions, and rather than providing my own perspectives, I would like to present these illustrations to all of you to contemplate each entry for their uniqueness, thematic elements, and technical expertise, among other facets. Buckle your seat belts kids, Armandingo is your high pilot for this upcoming ride.
High Time for Tea
Day and Night
On a Sea of Ganja
Here at Stoner Schematics we would like to extend our appreciation to Armandingo for allowing us to post his stunning and innovative content on our website. If any of you would like to join Armandingo in spreading your Stoner Art, feel free to send your creative works to me as soon as possible. Not only is this a great opportunity to have some of your works published, but it also allows other people to enjoy your finesse.