Sunday, January 23, 2011

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This piece was fun, exhilarating, and scary all at the same time. The day was a flurry of moving about: curry lunch, fabric selecting, afternoon tea, the word "fancy", kinokuniya, shopping, and finally sketching/dinner at the guppy. While chatting it up and stuffing my face I doodled up the rough of this sketch. Then came the james dean moment in Rebel Without a Cause or Marty Mcfly moment from Back to the Future. Am I chicken. Drawings that involve more than two people generally hit the shitter for me cause I begin to freak out and get overwhelmed by all that is going on. Usually even if I did a decent final sketch once the inks go on, all the flaws reveal themselves. All of which happened in this drawing by the way. Oh my god the patient is bleeding out! Flat line. I decided to keep myself calm and keep chatting it up distracting myself from panicking. Concentrating on one character at a time helped, though half way in I had forgotten to organize my blacks. Duh! That and lotsa people are in midair given I didn't really plan where they were standing he he he. Proportions are crazy too. But overall, I liked the piece and learned a bunch doing it. No putting myself down when I'm done. It's important to learn what is gained sometimes so to know to do more of that next time.
Sorry for my horrible grammar and run on sentences. If it bothers you, look at all the pretty pictures. I do it all the time. I own like how many books and which one have I read lol.

2 comments:

Tori said...

Hah! This is a great drawing and your commentary is hilarious! I know what you mean though, sometimes you see something in your head and you're like "That's genius! But I don't see how I could possibly...". Glad you chose to be James Dean here!

Mindy Lee said...

I'm so glad you got it he he. too true. It is good to have to chase after your vision. If your vision is too close it doesn't help you go the distance.