Many, many, many decades ago before the internet, we used to get these thick beautiful paper catalogs. When I was a child, the FAO Schwarz catalog always came around Thanksgiving and I would dogear the pages and put gold stars next to everything I wanted. My fantasy was fullfilled the moment I stepped into the store.
I had ten minutes left and I wasn't thrilled with the results. It was then that I felt a gentle nudge in my back with a flex nib pen. It was then that I started to hear voices... well , one voice actually. It was Melanie Reim saying "tell a story". It was right in front of me the whole time. The empty Verizon phone booth that went the way of the dinosaur, the horse which may be gone from the city, and the chaos of the city streets behind the horse. Thank you Melanie. I think I got it!
The giraffe came out so good!!! I know you are glad you had that long sketchbook with you. The color really added another dimension to it. Love the two sketches of the horse. I like the compositions and stories of all of these...sad though the stories may be.ReplyDelete
Thank you Joan. My inner child is glad she went! That long sketchbook is really loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong!Delete
You told the story so well visually. And so glad you finally got the giraffe you always wanted. It came out great! And now it'll even fit in your home.ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks Shawne! Yes to a giraffe with benefits! I am still laughing over your tango demo ;).Delete
I think these are some of the best sketches I've seen you made! I'm sorry I wasn't around recently to witness your progress. I love the last drawing with the horse! And the first one is so well composed and confident.ReplyDelete
Svetty, I miss you! I am so glad you see progress as that is what I am aiming for! Thank you. I hope I will see you and your sketches soon.Delete
Susan, thanks for the wonderful shout out, but really, more, for these wonderful drawings! You can feel how passionate you are about both of these stories. The are so charming, though bittersweet.ReplyDelete
Melanie, it is I who thanks you! Now that I heard your voice, it is always in my head when I sketch.Delete