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Cleaning Up My Act

Posted Feb 2009

I was just daydreaming over my recent pictures - that's what I do. Decided to focus on line-quality. Redrew one of the pictures that I just posted on February 16th. Not that there was anything wrong with the original. Just - what if - Just trying something Different:

That was interesting. So I decided to try it again. But this time I got side-tracked. Ended up redoing one of those February 16th Caricatures - which distracted me from studying Line Quality:

Makes me wonder - Do we ever really change?

The Answer is Yes! But it's not an overnight thing - not usually something like - "Now I'm going to draw like This." No. It's a gradual thing. As we try new things, as we think new ideas, as we practice. We don't see immediate Change any more than we can see a baby grow from one day to the next. But one day, we recognize that that baby is a lady. And one day we recognize that our Artwork is Really Good!


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Fine-tuning

Posted Feb 2009

Maybe I don't have enough deadlines or something. But I just spent my time dreaming about a word that I wrote on one of the Caricatures that I posted yesterday.

First, I was thinking that it would have been better if I predrew the letters bfore inking. It's always a toss of the coin during party-work - to predraw or not to predraw. So here I tried it again:

Eh. A hodgepodge. Would it be better if I decided ahead of time whether twould be AnglesAnglesAngles or gloppy curves?

That took too much thinking to be done in a Party situation. Oh well, Party Art is immediate. Fast and in the moment. The Artist has to let people really see her - unedited and raw.

But there are other options. Curly writing, of course, but that isn't usually wanted on Boy's Pictures. Calligraphy. I think that one of the first considerations should be Spacing. The Graffiti stuff I just posted above is tight. Perhaps I could use expanded simple letters sometimes:

Or not playing with Spacing at all. Not squashed together, and not expanded out. How about Speed and Bravado:

It's all good. Then I got to designing something that Looks like the meaning of the word? With Line-Quality:

That doesn't look like the meaning of the word. But I feel finished - Don't feel like working on it any more. Just now.


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Pregame Series

Posted Jan 2009

I brought my car in to the mechanic today - Needed new brakes, so I sat in the Waiting Room for quite a while.

Thinking about the Upcoming Superbowl Party - because client asked if I could draw body/hobby on some of the pictures. Looking through magazines in the Waiting Room with some people who were very unhappy to be there. Here are some of the ideas that I drew. I like to see if any of these ideas will come up during the Party.


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That Expression

Posted Dec 2008

Wouldn't it be fun, Wouldn't it be fun, I asked myself to redraw that woman who's holding up the first Caricature in the post I posted in yesterday's Stony Brook post. That expression that she made.....

It had just taken a moment to press the button. I had been spellbound - watching a movie - "The Day After Tomorrow". Didn't want to stay up all night just watching movies, but I was still in shock when I pressed the button to pause the movie. Til tomorrow.

But what should I be doing instead? Having been so wrapped up in the movie, I couldn't think. So I just pressed any buttons on the Computer - ended up at my own website. And, well, I guess it would be fun to redraw......

So that's what I did. Another unnecessary picture. But I'm lucky. It could be maturely accepted as 'not wasting time' - because I have to 'stay in shape' for my career.


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