We’ve been on a business trip so only
now posting what I’ve done since 1 January.
I don’t do too many resolutions.
I want to commit to a drawing a day.
You can do this along with me by using hashtag #365sketch2017 anywhere you post.
I think I came close to it last year but I am committing to it this year.
I did this two years ago and it was good for me…
They don’t have to be GOOD, but connecting eye to hand,
possibly pigment to paper, is a way to be engaged in seeing and feeling.
Take that silliness above.
We spent a good part of New Years sleeping and in a Republic of Doyle marathon.
We work LONG hours, and often our idea of a day off is sleeping or doing nada.
I played around with inks and paints and don’t like it but oh well.
Post it because that is what I do —
I post because I know I am an adequate artist and
many many other artists don’t know they are good too
because so many good artists only post their good work so the comparison is only
my-crappy-sketches against the good edited REAL artist’s sketches…
I do all kinds of crappy sketches. You get to see them.
Good artists do stupid stuff. We doodle, we fool around on paper.
(Note, Doyle not Devon, as in Republic of Doyle, name in sketch.)
Second resolution is to get my physical strength and shape back.
In the process weight will be lost, and I need to lose about 50 pounds…
and my focus is not on weight loss but on getting my physical ability and strength back since the very bad Dr. Ronald Im cut me (oops?) and set me back.
Wishing him his karmic dues.
Physical therapy for bladder and back now;
stairs in bad weather, walking walking walking….
I pray for our country,
for the environment (sine qua non — without this, nothing),
for an even keel to continue in our business,
time for us to finish our book,
and for a functioning computer — Mac is a year old and again having problems….
Drawings 1 + 2….
Nostalgie Sketch Book Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
Fineline Masking Fluid, Pilot Preppy pen with Super5 Frankfurt (Amazon when they have it or buy from Europe), Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document Black ink,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
Sennelier, Holbein, Primatek watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors.
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