Tag Archives: the creative process

cropping for soul

Photographers who always strive to “get it right in the camera” tend to forget that sometimes the soul of an image is only found when you crop it out of the surrounding mess.  I took the digital cropping knife to … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 146: spread your tiny wings

Yet another in the sporadic but definitely ongoing series “Pretty Good Dragons”, we have Albus, of the breed sometimes known as the Snowbird*.  Yes, this is the same drawing you can see in the photograph of the disgraceful mess on … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 144: triple portrait

I don’t know who these three guys are and why they are posing for this portrait, but the challenge is a familiar one: to draw several characters with a variety of body and facial types, looking directly at “the camera”, … Continue reading

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the best of the drawing of the day, week 143: self esteem

This guy is a beautiful butterfly, and don’t you forget it.  And he is fabulous, as is his little pal that sits on his head.  The shirt was originally penciled in stripes and the main character in spots, and “I’m … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 141: kirin#1

This is the first in what I assume will be a series of drawings of the day tracing the development of a character design for a kirin.  This is not a Serious Japanese Folkloric Kirin– I hope that, at least, … Continue reading

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when winter comes, you won’t be sorry for “wasting” a sunny autumn day

And there is no better companion for a time wasting walk than a camera.  Playing around with a very narrow depth of field in the garden on the corner, with sort-of-impressionistic results … the striped ornamental grass is cheerful and … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 129: giant space rat

Regular reader Wolfie and the amazing Masako were here at World Headquarters this morning on their way to Chicago to see the Magrittes.  (They took me along and we had a great time in spite of the crowded galleries.)  While … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 128: a shark in a swimsuit

As our British friends say this is “exactly what it it says on the tin”: a drawing of a shark in a swimsuit.  A Certain Person says it does not look very much like a shark, but more like a … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 127– art project

Just when you thought the drawing of the day could not get any sillier, have a sculptor and a small figure with a very big attitude.  For something so ridiculous, this drawing is actually quite formal, inked very strictly in … Continue reading

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recently voted character most likely to: never wear a trucker cap, or where do ideas come from?

In this case, the idea came from a visit to an antique mall in Michigan where I found this striking sculpture of a (very) minor pop culture icon, which immediately suggested this Italian restaurant placemat sketch and accompanying fictional fragment.Gideon … Continue reading

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