"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." - Danny Kaye
Thursday, August 6, 2009
What Has One Body, Three Heads and No Feet? Answer: This Post!
The gal on the left walked away from Einstein's Bagels before I could draw her feet. There's some irony in that, isn't there?
The two floating heads on the right (from Chipotle Grill) are in my other Moleskine. The paper in that other Moleskine doesn't accept watercolors which is fine with me, since occasionally I just want to be free! Trying to find the ideal balance between detail in the ink drawing and the watercolor can be tiring, and this gives me a break from that struggle. (Not to mention the fact that I am still acquiring my watercolor chops.) At this point I am leaning towards more detail in the drawing - it doesn't seem to hurt the result.
Anyway, I carry both Moleskines around with me, often wearing my Lamy Safari (fountain pen) in my front pocket. I've become quite the art nerd, don't you think?
I have several small Moleskine works in process - none are finished yet. One I am particularly excited about (fingers are crossed). These will be posted in the weeks to come.
But today I leave you with these few small sketches and, as an art nerd, I feel I must provide a challenging word problem as well. Here it is:
Two floating heads plus one figure minus two feet, equals what exactly?
Swerving along the artistic road with every sight a potential target. * * * If you'd like to contact me about any of the art that you see - about purchases, commissions or just to say hello - feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you!