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Yet another learning curve

Okay, I finished another small, masterpiece…sort of.  Thing is, these small works are not as successful as I’d like.

In the past, I’ve done little work, as preliminary sketch for bigger drawings.  For instance:


I got this:



From this:


I got this:


In the past, I’ve managed to put in lot of detail in the small drawings


And this is the latest one:

Bough bows



So, what am I doing wrong?

I guess, when I finally got around to drawing the large pictures, I planned them with a black and white sketch, then a color sketch.  I worked on the large drawing slowly, paying attention to detail.  Can I still do that in small size?

I guess it’s another learning curve.  I tell you, my art career would make a good design for a roller coaster.



I Don’t Keep My Visions to Myself

All you Stevie fans, (and I know there are a lot of you), forgive me for sort of quoting her.  But it’s true, I talk about my visions far and wide!  Sometimes, I even draw them.

I don’t get many visions, in fact, only two that were truly spontaneous.  Once, while meditating, I got the image of a glowing white cloud.  I know I couldn’t duplicate it, and still show the feeling it gave me.  So, I elaborated.

Going even further back, while I was in high school, far more years ago than I want to think about, I spontaneously saw a flock of birds flying upwards.  The picture I drew was this, but I didn’t catch the movement.

It’s not that bad. As a matter of fact, I ended up doing a yuge, I tell you,  yuge mural of it, while I was in school.  I often wonder what ever happened to it.

But back to pigeons, which in a group is called a ‘kit’.  I think everyone knows that a group of crows is called a “murder’, but I didn’t know this about pigeons.  They can also be a flight..or more prosaically, a flock.

Later, again to many years for me to admit, I saw a kit in flight, similar to my vision.  I tried once again to capture it tonight, so I did this.  It’s very loose to imply the movement of flight.  It’s also small, 7 by 5 inches.  I don’t think it would interpret well in a large size.  I figure if you don’t like it, it would at least make a good fabric design.