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After Eureka

Posted Dec 2008

Still trying to move my old site to this new address. It makes me revisit past posts very often. And I see my old pictures with my new eyes. How high the bar? How many times can I leap higher?

Today I revisited my post of August 3, 2008 - just about a half-year-ago. Yet there's so much growth since then. So I redrew one of the pictures that I had been so pleased with. Because I thought the exaggeration didn't quite keep the likeness.

Here's my new rendition. I think it keeps the likeness and emotion better:

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Squelched Art

Posted Dec 2008

Oh woe. I try to do such a good job. Really looking. Making exaggerations. That's what Caricature is supposed to be. It's not supposed to be pretty pictures in which everybody looks like some preconceived imaginary fashion model.

There I was at a party. I started drawing the first picture you see here. It's unfinished because the Mother of the Birthday Girl, with good intentions, quietly asked me to put it away and make a 'better' one of her guest. I did that, and the girl is holding the picture that came out of shocked me. My Flow was halted. I did the best I could to please my client.

But the girl was cool. Fun-loving, she came to me afterwards and asked to see the first picture. I gave her a quick glance at it, and she laughed - fully comfortable with herself.

I think the girl knew what she looked like. And she sensed that there was no animosity in my drawing. And I think that the well-meaning Mother was actually giving the girl a message that it's Not All Right to Look Like Herself.

We all look 'Different'. It's the ones that can accept their individuality and go with it that have the higher self-esteem. Self acceptance. Happier. And actually 'look better'.

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Summer Catch

Posted Dec 2008

How I ended up watching this movie - Summer Catch - don't ask. But there I was......What to do? I know! I'll draw some pictures!

Actually, I did pick up one good line form this movie. I don't remember exactly how they said it, but it was something like - The reason the Indian Rain Dance worked is that they didn't stop dancing until it rained.

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I Can See Clearly Now

Posted Nov 2008

I redrew some of the pictures that I just posted from Parties Before Eureka (PBE).

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