I was going to try Peter Gabriel's "Shock the Monkey." I wanted to do something for BIG last week with the claymation from his video, but that didn't happen. Neither here. Then I went to the idea of "see no evil, hear no evil..." That wasn't working for me, either.
Then, lo! And behold! Mr. Gil started the day off singing the ever classic, "Auntie Grizelda" by the Monkees. He loves to sing the obscure and nonsensical. It's tough anytime, but particularly before I've had my coffee. I went looking for the very annoying, er, ah, charming video and I was surprised to find this instead:
Meet Auntie Grizelda from "The Lorax," the animated movie of the Dr. Suess classic. I guess she's a bit of an evil character; I've not seen the flick. See no evil, indeed.
(Life was rough enough when I knew about one Auntie Grizelda. Now I find there are TWO!)
All righty then...let's move along, shall we?
The Diva posted the challenge to use "Crux," by Henrike Bratz. I like grids, so I wanted to push it a little bit. I've also been trying out "Sketching Basics, One Point Perspective," by Ruzaimi Mat Rani. (He has a blog that illustrates his drawing, too). I thought this might be a good place to do some perspective work.
|The Crux of the Matter|
What it did do is cause me to really, really pay attention to what I was doing, which is quite the point, right?
It's the same reason why I like using black artist paper with a white gel pen. You really have to pay attention so you don't smear the paint AND you have to take it slowly to get the paint to flow. I chose this combination of art materials for the TwobyTwo:
That's pretty much it for me today. From here, it's therapy for my wrist (having a little bit of challenge with the fracture they couldn't fix, dealing with the pesky insurance issues with that (Robin at United Healthcare, YOU are amazing!) and filing not just one, but TWO separate and completely different police reports (oh, we have been having SOOOO much fun here!). Sometimes....you just gotta Shock the Monkey.
The best news: we are healthy and happy. Not much else matters. Be sure to check out the glorious artwork to be found at these other blogs--you could spend HOURS comfortably with new-found friends across the globe. Have a brilliant day!