Archive: 2009-09 5 - 8 of 16 posts

The slightest difference

Posted Sep 2009

If you make the slightest difference in a picture, it comes out looking completely different.

Here I was drawing to see what would happen if I pulled the same long 'moustache-area' down or forward. Vertically or horizontally. And it ended up looking completely different

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It's Hard to See in the Dark

Posted Sep 2009

Don't say that my life is just one big happy Party. Just because I have to good fortune to work at Parties - where people are usually upbeat. We all Enjoyed, but this was a difficult event to work.

Not only was it very dark, but I also felt like it was too Wild. I know that a lot of people like that - that the reason they go to Parties is for a chance to let loose, a chance to be wild. I understand because I like to do that too. But not too often. And I'm not a guest. So I have to stay level-headed. I try to tap in to some beautiful music in my brain to keep me calm. Some of my favorite songs these days are:

Unchained Melody (I've been listening to a version by Love Potions Instrumentals on the way to my gigs)

Siren Song by Sarah Moon (my all-time Favorite!)

Dream a Little Dream of Me by Mama Cass

I Still Feel Love by Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks


So there I was. Drawing in the dark. Loud music. Excited people. It's not just going to Parties. For me, I'm going to Work.

And I was glad to be there. At my job. Where I had to carry my Supplies through some sort of a Fun-House entrance, and set up surrounded by 'interesting' stuff. I like to draw Fashion Sketches. Where the people are:

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Sides of Faces - II

Posted Sep 2009

Oh - this is funny. I made up a face last night, thinking about that sides of faces thing again (see post of September 15, 2009). It's just a regular picture in which I was strongly aware of the side of the face. I worked on the idea some more again this morning, and I came here to post about it. So I looked for the original message. It's so funny - the face I made up is so similar to the face I had made up that day too:

then, this morning, I drew 'the same' face that I drew last night - but I pulled the side out longer. This is what I came up with. Yikes - that looks too weird:

and I drew it yet a 3rd time. This time, making the side of the face narrower. Here's what I came up with:

Not quite sure where this will take me - Maybe, just maybe I might want to draw a very thin person with a narrow face some day. But I don't think, unless perhaps I see a very skinny someone with very weird big hair? Oh, what's really wrong is the neck. It's not supporting that head at all. So I went back in with my mouse and added to the neck (I want a Cintiq!):

I have to come back to this idea another time. I'm still not satisfied that I studied it enough.

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Country Wedding

Posted Sep 2009

An upcoming job is for a Wedding upstate. Outdoors. In the country.

Regular Caricatures for the guests, but full-bodies were ordered for the Bride and Groom. So I got to thinking about it today.

Never sure what I'll actually See when I get to an event. But I quickly drew this idea. Stay tuned to see what actually happens:

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