Saturday, July 16, 2011

Maybe Carmageddon

Maybe carmageddon will become a full-fledged holiday.

Passing part of this nice day, not driving, but drawing at my office. Being at the office on a Saturday is bad form, but it is nice here, and I am successfully not driving, so that's a good thing.

Wait a minute, what am I thinking? I live north of the Sepulveda Pass, I can drive anywhere I want (except, of course, down there, but why would I want to do that?). You know what, screw that, no driving for me.

Everything's fine; I think I'll stay put and draw - above the fray, in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Nothing if not Versatile

It was too hot today in Santa Clarita to do anything except evaporate. It was too hot even, to draw. So what did I do?  I defied the heat and did draw anyway.

For this scene at the mall, when I started to draw, I was in the shade. However, since it was near noon, the angles changed quickly and I was soon engulfed in the firey maw of the day. Scrambling feverishly with pens and markers I hastened to finish. Dermal trauma notwithstanding, I'm happy with the result.

As if that weren't artistic accomplishment enough, I also got to use the phrase "engulfed in the firey maw of the day" in a sentence. I've been meaning to do that for a while. Like has been said, I'm nothing if not versatile.