I saw Pascal Campion present today! The highlight was when he did a demo on Adobe Flash. He's so made illustrating look so easy. He doesn't use much (if any) reference, his perspective is simple and yet works, and he's fast! I thought I could draw something cool in Flash, too--but you can see that I need some more practice:
|I was feeling (and am feeling) tired--it's been a long week.|
I wanted to draw an animal, so I drew a horse. I couldn't figure out how to control the transparency of the drool, so that's really interacting with the orangey brown of the horse and also makes the horse look a bit rabid...
I'm going to try to draw things like this more often-- Pascal makes a Sketch a Day. I would like to do that, too! I know practice and using my imagination regularly is important! I don't know if can post a drawing every day, but I will certainly draw more now. Maybe I'll build up to it, and get fast enough to make something interesting quickly!
In other news, yesterday I met Daniel Handler! He wrote "A Series of Unfortunate Events"--fantastic reads. His writing has very dry humor, and he himself is quick with jokes. I laughed pretty much the whole presentation. Plus, what other author really poses for all the pictures he takes?
|Daniel Handler (left) and me (right) contemplating Madame Bovary and other minutia.|
We are being Very* Fine Detectives.
Photo by Not-me (a roommate).
*very very very very very very very very very very very very...