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Relax

Posted Aug 2008

Now I'm trying to relax more while drawing. Beautiful approach for beautiful drawings. Relax - now, that doesn't mean to sleep!

I'm fluctuating between two approaches. I guess I'll work on both of them, and use whichever one is appropriate at the time when I'm drawing.

The first approach - 3-d shapes. Like wedge, egg, pyramid, book, dish-detergent-bottle. That sort of stuff. Definite decisions in the predraw instead of wild scribbling. Here are 2 pictures (just the line-art) using that approach. I was able to sit back and relax. I like the results. Even before putting in any shading, it looks real solid:

Until I do maaaaannyyy of those though, I think the second approach will work better at parties. It's much faster. NO predraw at all this time. Just basic knowledge and simple shapes

  • drawing from the inside out. As you can see in the following sample, though, this approach usually grows too big for the page.

But when I try things like limited predraw of outsides before doing insides with marker it gets stiff and boring to me. So now I'm thinking of trying athird approach - no predraw - outside-in. Stay tuned - I hope to post those studies soon.

Meanwhile, here's the picture drawn from the inside out - with no predraw:

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The Quest

Posted Aug 2008

Studying continues.

Today I decided to simplify. To make my job EEEEasy. At first, I thought this was perfect. Here's a simple picture drawn with basic answers:

'This will make my job easy', I thought. So I drew another man. Ick - what a crummy picture. I had to draw him again. The 2nd one came out easily, but I can't very well draw everybody 2ce at a party:

Maybe that was just a difficult Caricature. I tried the simple approach with another photo. Counfounded again. I was only satisfied with the 2nd picture:

Sooooo, it might look easy, it might be fun, but I still have to focus and work at it when I'm creating Artwork. There's no easy way out of working. Keeping it real.

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Custom-Made

Posted Aug 2008

Custom-Made - That's the word!

I was recently asked to describe my Studio-Work. I do so many different things there. So whatever it is, it's Custom-Made. People have so many different ideas - and I design something tangible from their esoteric Words.

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Cast of Thousands

Posted Aug 2008

Perhaps I should Title this blog "Cast of Thousands" (like the old movies). There's so many people in the world - so many people I'm going to draw.

I'm even thinking of not taking photos for a while. Like in the olden days before my cellphone could take photos. Actually, I was even doing this work before we had cellphones. Anyway, here's another batch. These were taken at an Office Party in NYC!

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