at 4th and tilghman, I believe they (AG's pervert shows) are every other month now and i plan on participating as long as the weather is kinder to me.
I took to starbucks after work on wed due to the lack of interesting places to sketch or its probably that im just too lazy to look for a better venue. But the hippy redhead girl that works there recognized me as a local artist since i had left a sketch in the starbucks tip jar one day so i felt compelled to sketch something and post it to their cafe bulletin board.
it's a Christolph Waltz that i rushed through simply because i knew that i wanted to leave something there at the cafe because i had been called out as an artist but i think with more time i could have been happier with it.
but i moved onto working with something new this weekend since i couldnt get out to the art show
to get one of my amazon xmas orders eligible for free shipping I bought the above book on supe-artist Joe Dillon's recommendation.
Loomis talks about form and line and their function on making an interesting image but quickly he mentions going into creating interesting compositions and i come to an art assignment?!
Mostly i want to share these paragraphs as an exercise in creating or finding interesting compositions. Something i certainly need help with. As i go through this book i'll share any exercises or findings or revelations that i may come across.
step 1: make a picture finder
step 2: find interesting compositions or just shoot your camera in random directions like i do
step 3: draw what you see (i think i went a bit far with the shading where the exercise might be to see how the forms interact to form an interesting composition.)
Loomis shows how the line itself, shapes and letters can be seen in some of the compositions you may encounter.
Creative Illustration is just another interesting book that I haven't yet finished, like...
and (recommended by another talented artist, Zafer Louisa)...
i was hearing on facebook about how many people around my age that didnt know he was the voice of the Shredder, it may not be obvious unless youve looked that up before or watched the cartoon after you had seen fresh prince episodes
once you hear his voice once without seeing his face then you come across all kinds of uncle phil voice over work, I remember watching one of the Fist of the North Star films not paying full attention to it but I heard one of the villains that sounded exactly like Shredder but with a bit of gruff-ness (is gruff just a portmanteau of gravel & rough?) to his voice which is probably because it was before he had refined it to the Shredder tone that we grew to enjoy, anyway that's when i started to dig into his work a bit more.
but it was also nice whenever he'd pop up in a show or movie unexpectedly
I've never made a Christmas card (holiday card) so this year I wanted to rectify that. Ive designed cards for my mother in the past like we all do as children. Taking construction paper and drawing and cutting out images, I'm sure our mothers kept and charish those little creations of love.
So I love anyone reading this and i've made you a holiday card. I think it was a couple weeks ago at Panera bread (a poor excuse for what Borders was for me) and I was thinking what I wanted to see on a Christmas card:
I still need to print and fold and write in a few of these but for my virtual family, Happy Holidays~!