Here’s parts four and five (yesterday, and today.) I’m really beginning to like this little exercise.
I’ve also decided that the title of this piece is “The Madman’s Family Crest”
Ok – so here’s a little something that I just drafted up tonight – I call it “The City”
I haven’t had a whole lot of time for arting things as of late, and that’s a travesty! But it’s for a really good reason. See – I’ve recently become married – and it’s really worth any sort of effect that may have had on my hobbies (oh, poor, poor ISAC…. what are you doing all by your lonesome… uh.. in my brain?!).
I have, however, found myself really missing art. Not just seeing it (I know we’ve neglected you, High Museum, it’s been a while since we’ve quietly pondered the brilliance of others, huh old friend?), but actually doing it too. I was talking to one of my co-workers yesterday, and he was telling me about how he has two projects that he works on at home…. for five minutes a day each. Now, these aren’t “build a deck” or “paint the bookshelves” projects (which, honestly, at 5 minutes a day would be rather absurd), no, these are code-related projects.
For those of you who aren’t quite too familiar with computer languages – simply put, it’s kind of ridiculous to expect to get anything good and quality out of just 5 minutes of work a day, but Marty has managed to prove that the constraints that he has put on himself has not only allowed him to actively execute this task, but it’s forcing him to be a better coder too.
And that’s got me thinking.
What if I spent just five minutes a day on a particular piece of art? Or a sketch? Or anything, really?
Just five minutes. No more, no less (well, ok, maybe a little flex time). What sort of improvements – what sort of growth would I see?
I don’t know the answer to either – but I aim to find out.
So, I present to you: 5 Minutes of art, the first
So, I’ve been working on a few concepts for my new cover image for Facebook, and haven’t come up with anything I like yet.
However, because the orange conference is over, I new to get my current one down, so I think I’m going to use this for a while, after I get it all illied up.
In the booth at perimeter this morning, filling in for someone.
Unfortunately, the sermon this weekend is the same as the one I heard last weekend, so I’ll be doing this a lot, sketching that is.
I’m going to try and find the sermon from the main from two weeks ago, so Icahn listen to it at some point today during the sermon during the second service… Anyway, I digress…
Here’s the sketch:
Ok, but it’s not going to be a regular thing.
Seriously, how much can a carrot stuck in the ground actually do? ’Sides, I still have to keep up with ISAC and Dem…
So, without further ado:
Sometimes, it’s fun to just kinda hit the canvas with some swirls and stuff. You know – do stuff without any purpose…. Ok – fine, that’s how i usually approach it… but that’s neither here nor there – here’s a little piece that i’m calling “Vision” – it’s not really quite this orange – i’ll take another shot when it dries and post it then… probably. I’m also not 100% sure that it’s not going to just get re-gessoed either.
Here’s the two promised sketches as well:
Not sure if I’m going to paint each of the individual “parts” of that one, or just paint the whole thing… or both. We shall see. I have to get more canvas first.