“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” ―G.K. Chesterton If you drive down I-40 East long enough, the rolling curves and ample exits of the North Carolina Piedmont will give way to a flat stretch of coastal plain. Periodically the highway will present a sign or two
“I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter.” – Blaise Pascal “Simplify, simplify, simplify, throughout!” – Alex Toth Generally speaking, if I can’t communicate the general idea with a few lines, I probably don’t really understand the object I’m trying to draw. Break things down.
Why are crayons associated with kid’s drawings? They’re sticks of color that can be put down on a page. What has that got to do with youth and immature skill? Marketing, that’s what. Too bad, because they’re really good for anyone who wants to experiment with color and color relationships. If I ever open a
My Dad passed away 16 years ago today. I don’t know how much of the drawing “talent”/desire/proclivity or whatnot is passed down in families, but he was inclined to doodle earlier in life. Though by the time I came a long I can only remember a handful of times he drew and most of those
A quick drive down our street and you’ll notice a couple of things. First, that the trees in the front of the three houses at the end of the cul-de-sac are a different variety than the rest of the neighborhood, and second, that those same houses have very different mailboxes. Ours and our neighbors’ on
My grandma turned 98 last week. She’s the last one living in our family from that generation.Her mind is slipping, but she usually knows us — though we have to remind her of names. She repeats herself a lot, of course. She wishes everyone she knew hadn’t died. What was our son’s name again? James…She
Sometimes I run away a little with my warm up sketches. Today was such a day, where I doodled like the brake lines were cut. Maybe my metaphor needs work, but you get the point. I did most of the colors in Manga Studio, but switched back to Photoshop before it was all said and
I’ve been spending a lot of time in my sketchbook this week getting ready for some upcoming projects and working out some character designs. Star Trek (The Original Series) has been playing in the background while I work in the evening, hence a few Trek references in the sketches. And, if you’re going to C2E2