For reasons I don’t remember, I once did some research into the mythology of the “Stag,” or the “White Stag.” Cernunnos, for example, is the stag horned god of the Celts. Thus, when I finally got around to watching the first season of “The Leftovers,” I couldn’t help but notice all the appearances of a deer and or a Stag and it’s significance in the story. I won’t go into it here as I don’t have time, and the ten people who read this will be mad I revealed spoilers for the show. Thus, Stag images were my warm sketches this morning.
It’s a good thing I call my Mother once in a while, as she informed me last night that this Sunday is SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! In honor of that day, I spent time this morning warming up my fingers with these sketches of possible designs for something I’m working on that has nothing to do with the Super Bowl. I can tell you all about it some other time, but for now, we need to prepare for the Super Bowl! So…I’ll have to give my mom another call and see if she knows how to prepare for… that…
Not much to post on the first “post” holiday post. This morning I’m warming up my fingers with some sketches that could be designs for something I’m working on. Or not. I can’t type much this week as I’m fairly busy, but next week I promise to tell you about the Rum cake I made for New Years. It’ll be an amazing, exciting post! Honest!
I love figure drawing, but some nights…just go wrong. Perhaps it was the humidity, as it always seems to be the humidity and not the heat. I didn’t really like any one particular sketch I did at Brooklyn Nude Figure drawing. Thus, I did what an old teacher of mine always told us to do, pretend we’re making an ad for something. So I took the favorite bits of a few drawings and made this ad. It’s an ad for stripes. Or towels. Or hats. Or how NOT to design an ad, as I threw this together in about 20 minutes. But you REALLY want to go out and buy a hat now, right? Or some stripes?