One of a few videos in which I am driving and talking, believe me, it is completely safe. And, if I do say so myself, quite entertaining, though you may need to know me. Perhaps not, perhaps you will find joy in the ramblings of an un-adolescent, perhaps you will be able to empathize with me.
Alright, here it is, the much much better composition and concept for a birthday painting. My girlfriend, no matter what face she makes, is the most beautiful person ever!, and she makes the craziest fish face ever!! Thus far I am more impressed with my sketch than the painting, but there is still a lot more to be done I guess.
The painting is 4 foot by 4 foot and I have to paint it in the garage...
These are lamenting figures. It works better for me to keep them vague, just figures, rather than to identify each as an individual, because that would just be too much work. The concept is derived from the Greek myth the Judgement of Paris, and the competition of three women, the goddesses Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, to be awarded a golden apple 'for the fairest one.' Paris chose Aphrodite, and ignites the Trojan War.
The overall goal of conceptualizing these figures is to be rendered as a cd cover design for the band 'the Judgement of Paris.'
So instead of actually doing work at meijer, that is if you consider cashiering to actually be work, I draw. I must admit that I don't always have the luxury of doodling while at 'work,' so the times that I do, I take advantage. This is only a sampling of my handi-work, but the better portion of that particular day.
"Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'"
"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
"A gentleman with a pug nose is a contradiction in terms."
"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it."
"There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few."