Well, actually, at the moment..there are a lot of things I’m not sure about. However, in this case, I mean the drawing.
One thing I do like, that I didn’t even plan, is that I put a staircase going up to the rainbow, in the foreground. Seriously, I didn’t even notice, while I was wildly snapping pictures of the rainbow from a moving train, that I caught that. When went over the pictures to select something for reference, I still didn’t notice it. Finally, when I was drawing it, then I saw
That I put a way to get up to the rainbow.
Otherwise, the handling of it? It’s not as stupendous a sight as a rainbow actually is. So, because of that, I’m not all that happy. I’ve given a viewer a way to get to the rainbow, but it’s a pretty mediocre rainbow.
Okay, I’ve given this rainbow picture two chances. Do I need a third one to make that proverbial charm? Maybe.
Like the first one, maybe I’ll put this aside for a while.
Thank God it’s Monday. I know that may not be popular among people who work Monday through Friday, but I have worked all weekend. I’m off tomorrow and Wednesday. So, I’m being contrary and what else is new?
I didn’t get much time to do artwork….but I am working on Making Peace with January. It features a seagull against a cloudy sky. My mother, who was always tuned into nature said seagulls only come inland when there’s going to be a storm. Her wisdom seems to be true. Again, though, seagulls are one of the few birds that are around here in the winter.
The idea was to have a white outline of a seagull against a cloudy sky. Well, in the sketch I did that….and it turned out horribly depressing looking. My intention is to spread good vibes, so a totally depressing sketch is totally….wrong. So, I quickly did some edges of light coming around the clouds. It’s smudged, it’s dirty, it’s done dirt cheap….but at least it will give you an idea.
I also made the seagull too large….looks like an albatross. More seagull like proportions to come.