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”
My lovely wife Sharon and I had a wonderful and productive day today – we started with a little service project with the gathering at beaver ridge elementary school – helping with “success Saturday” – basically helping to tutor kids with their studies. This evening closed with a trip to the bowling alley (also with the gathering!) and then Sharon surprising me with a quick bite at steak ‘n’ shake!
While there, we played a little back and forth with my pen and the placemats, and thus, robot-head-becomes-a-house was born!
Ok – so here’s a little something that I just drafted up tonight – I call it “The City”
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:
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.
…Perhaps that title should actually read “How I take notes and actually remember them” – or maybe “How not to take notes if you want to actually seem normal to other people.”
Eh, whatever, I’m pretty sure that what I’m sharing here is nothing new, but I’ve been a little slack in posting new content (thanks, life, for giving me things to do and people to do things with. You’re such a drag. Bluh =P) and feel like I need to actually post something and NOW.
So – what I do, is actually doodle what’s going on. I can’t just doodle whatever I want – I actually have to doodle something that has to do with the topic currently being discussed. For me, this changes the page full of notes from a whole block of ugly text, and makes it an image.
I don’t quickly forget images, I can recall most things from any given point in stupid detail (now, to train my hand to draw them, and my plan will be complete! [evil laughter is heard]). This allows me to store the written words as an image – like a .jpg in my brain instead of a .docx – and i can just recall the image with Quick Look, and bam, it’s on the screen of my brain.
Or something like that.
The text stays blurry, but the images jog my memory, and the text will re-form in my mind. Quite fascinating, really.
Side note: (haha! see what I did there?) I always use Rhodia pads. the vellum… it’s just smooth as silk.