“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Friday, September 11, 2009
I was planning on doing a small step-by-step of this image - start to finish, just as an exercise in personal ego stroking ("Ooh, look how cool my process is and don't you wish you could see this in real life? - What a a douche!), but by the time I realized how obnoxiously HUGE this original would be when all was said and done, I abandoned all notion of the self aggrandizing high-fives I was going to give myself. One vice and gave way in favor of another: Laziness.
See, I would've had to start drawing, stop, scan, compose (because this double page image is done on two 11x14" sheets of Bristol), then start over again, stop again, scan again, compose again, and so on and so forth, over and over for however many steps it would've taken until I arrived at the final product which is on display now. And honestly... I'm tired from just typing it. Can you imagine the level of disinterested malaise I would've had if I actually went through with it? Ugh. Not for me. So again, hooray for laziness!
And, oh yeah... I'm watching GOSSIP GIRL. Yes, yes... I know all the jokes. Two seasons in and I'm hooked on this melodramatic gobbledy-goop like I was crack addict. One could argue that this is something of a 'beginning of the end' moment for me and that it's all down hill from here. In my defense, I'm crushing on BLAKE LIVELY in the same way I can consume copious amounts of tiramisu. And watching her character switch from 'bad girl gone good' to 'bad girl gone good but being bad is just too damn good to be bad' is... uhm... yeah, okay - I'm close to going off the deep end.
But... BUT!... in order to balance out all-sugar diet that is "XOXO" (You Gossip Bitches know what that's in reference to!) am also watching MAD MEN, and that show is just plain ol' GOOD! Seriously. It's not hype. Just all-around good programming, great story lines with characters that have so much texture to them that they could give Edward James Olmos' charming face a good run for its money. So watch Mad Men if you can. Or don't. I don't care. I'll keep Mad Men for myself. Eff you, Mad Men non-believers!
So, let's see - how many of the seven deadly sins have I covered? Pride, Sloth, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, and Wrath. And I'm not smart enough to continue this entry in order to accommodate the last one, so I'll just sign off now.
Have a great weekend everyone!
at 2:34 PM