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Hourly Comics Day

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 8, 2013 by fangcentral

No posts for a while, eh? I’m debating whether/how to continue FangCentral but haven’t come to a decision yet. While I ruminate, here is my Feb. 1 in comic form.

The many ways Brian Eno helps with art

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 22, 2012 by fangcentral

Painting is a humbling pursuit. I often feel stuck, so I make myself little encouraging notes. This time on Japanese stationery.

Listening to Brian Eno reminded me of his Oblique Strategies cards, which I have on my computer dashboard but would use more if they were on paper. So I made a few. Not the whole deck.

P.S. “Spinning Away” is the best Brian Eno song to listen to while drawing, because it’s about drawing and also the entire universe. The lyrics are on the covers of a couple of my sketchbooks. (For example this one.)

Repetition exercise

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2012 by fangcentral

I checked out a few drawing books from the library for inspiration. Carla Sonheim (in Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists) recommends drawing the same subject on 20 index cards. Here’s my version, in the sketchbook of course.

Plein Air 2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 12, 2012 by fangcentral

A heron this time, in several iterations.

P.S. Say "wary heron" three times fast.

Plein Air

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 10, 2012 by fangcentral

It seemed to be the last warm day of the year, so I rode my bike to the pond for some quick animal sketches.

Drawing practice 9/17/12

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 19, 2012 by fangcentral

Grasshopper

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 18, 2012 by fangcentral