Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Off on a tangent

Working from home today, trying to enjoy my breaks a little bit, to get back to a bit of drawing, restoring some of that balance...

As I’m finishing (the drawing, not the oatmeal), I think, “Wow, now that’s an unfortunate tangency there. Whoops. Oo, and there, too. Gee.” It’s this annoying knack that I haven’t been able to shake. If you see it, you know what I’m talking about, and you know that it bothers me. Egh! If you don’t see it, then that’s just fine. Sigh. That’s what Photoshop is for, I guess.

But, just so that you know, I’m not gonna let that bother me too much beyond typing that last paragraph. I was actually concentrating on getting the spoon to read like metal, and the bowl to curve, show the shadows … make the stuff in the bowl look like oatmeal, instead of, say … ice cream. Poof! The angst? See? It’s gone!

Ice cream. Hmm. Ice cream. Y’ know, I have ice cream … in the freezer. Hold on, I’ll be right back.

Wow, it’s been forever since I last posted. I guess I’ve been distracted, but happily, not by crazy, endless work. What? Not by work? Oh, you’re wanting details? Yeah, right.



Sioux said...

Nice sketches...I particularly like the rose.

Magoo said...

I figured you were either
a) Having so much fun, no time for computers
b)Not happy at all, no time for computers...

glad to hear it was a)

As I have trouble drawing a blank, (hey that was pretty good.. I'm sure someone else has said it)... I can't get over how you guys can draw flowers.. they are so intricate... awesome work

Karen said...

Well, I like the oatmeal no matter what kind of tangencies or contingencies are involved. And the rose is lovely, too. Who gave that to you, I wonder? Smile.

Robin Neudorfer said...

Yeah Right!!!
Looked like oatmeal to me. But then I like oatmeal better than ice cream. I know... weird. Beautiful rose, I am glad that you are having time to stop and smell them. Now how much is gas?
I am very glad that you surfaced, and hope to draw and talk soon.

Wendee Holtcamp said...

yes i want details! :) Beans, spill!