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DrawMo 2008 #6

One more after this and I'll be caught up.


DrawMo 2008 #5

gilmoure and I already started a “sketch-a-day” LJ blog that’s been dormant for some time, so I’ve saved my DrawMo stuff there.


DrawMo 2008 #4

Nope. “Angry Bird Woman With No Pants Stalks the Nation”. I have no idea what it means either. Probably some election metaphor...

(2B pencil in sketchbook.)

DrawMo 2008 #3

Photoshop, four minutes. Eh. Too small. But I didn't keep the .psd original.
Busy cutting the blue sky plate on my latest block print.

Damn, my wrist hurts...

DrawMo 2008 #2

This is our new, mixed breed puppy Sabre — doing that boneless-chicken thing that puppies do when they’re flat on the floor, asleep in front of me on the couch.

Sabre is actually pretty slender and long-legged. He’s about four months old, adopted last week from the Suncoast Animal League shelter where he was dropped off. They called us to come and “take a look at him” which, as you know where puppies are concerned, translates into: “Thanks very much; I’ll just be putting him in the car now. Where do I sign?”.

If you’re as lucky as we were, your impulse adoption will be confirmed just as your first impression: calm, smart, sweet, healthy, confident and adorable — plus pre-housebroken, neutered and knowing all of his tricks already due to excellent fostering by the shelter. If you’re very, very lucky, your curmudgeonly, older female Australian Shepherd will accept him and even play with him immediately.

My vet’s already seen him and he IS perfectly healthy and will eventually top out around 55-65 lbs. Our vet’s also an old friend and since we had him and all of his staff playing “guess the breed(s)” we decided to get the DNA test. Who knows? He has characteristics of shepherds, Labs and terriers. Whatever he is, he’s 100% for the win.


He changed position on me about three times, but this is the gist of the rubbery young Sabre, with black & white markings like an orca. Mechanical pencil, .05 lead on a sketch pad. Original is roughly 7”x5”.

The quiz is pretty limited to forms that actually don't include my real favorites but each movement used in the quiz (Ukiyo-e, Cubism, etc.) is a very separate and distinct way to see the world. (Swiped from gilmoure.)

(Added: Actually, I'm a huge fan of Northern Renaissance painting but the usual Biblical themes, using the same composition over and over as presented in the samples in the quiz, are pretty boring (to me) compared to some of the other imagery presented. Not a fair assessment of my interest in Realism.)

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

25 Impressionist, 11 Islamic, 19 Ukiyo-e, -28 Cubist, -27 Abstract and 9 Renaissance!

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.

People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

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This is going to be the first year in a very long time that I won’t have gone to a major SF&F convention with my friends. Up until yesterday, Ingrid was trying to get me to go to http://www.illuxcon.com/ but I’m planning to sit tight this fall and stay off of planes as much as possible. It’ll be fun to daytrip Necronomicon ‘08 on Saturday though; haven’t been to that one in years.

In honor of this year’s steampunk theme, I’ve printed up an airship t-shirt design in limited quantities. telaryn of Raven’s Nest Fashions will be handling sales of this and my forthcoming new designs; if you’re going this weekend, look for her table in the dealer’s room!

"The Judy Miller Show"

My husband is bored at work today. This does not bode well for America’s economy because he’s a construction executive and has never seen such a slow-down in the trade in his entire career. His entire career, people. In construction. In Florida.

But it does make for comedy gold to watch him re-enact Gilda Radner in SNL “Judy Miller Show” sketch, jumping up and down and yelling, “I. Am. So. BORED!! Be...cause...my...room...is...the...boring...room...OF...THE WORLD!!!

I must be married to a paragon.

Mr. Tinne's score ("not a sissy"):


As a 1930s husband, I am
Very Superior

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