Today’s drawing/watercolor. I’m thinking about my swim early this morning.
Today’s drawing of my run. I think it’s getting closer to what I’m looking for than yesterday’s drawing, but I’m not sure about how the various elements relate to each other. It does help that this run was a loop; the previous run was point to point, and I think that’s part of what made yesterday’s drawing awkward.
While I don’t think this piece is really successful, it’s the first time I’ve been able to put together a lot of things I’ve wanted to deal with. I’ve wanted to integrate cycling and running into my work for years, but didn’t know how. In this piece, I’m using as reference the GPS metrics from a run, the map of the route, and a grid. The scale of the piece doesn’t feel quite right; the elements feel dwarfed by its size. After next run, I’ll try this again on a smaller surface.
I picked up some shells during our walk on the beach this afternoon. They were the catalyst for this little painting. It’s gouache and pencil on paper, 10cm x 12.5cm.
I did another version of yesterday’s drawing from the photo of Noah. This one’s a Christmas present for Tim.
I finally got to do an extended drawing of Noah. Caught him sleeping tonight, and also did another drawing from a photo of him.
I knew it was hard to draw children because they move all the time, but man, is it hard to draw a baby! Not only does he move at the speed of light (and never stops), but baby proportions are really different from adult proportions. This was the only drawing from tonight that didn’t look like some weird Michael Jackson-ish figure.
I drew Tim as he did the dishes tonight.