Beginning of summer in Northern California
Another beautiful morning. It stay's wonderfully cool here in the redwoods. I've been thinking about the characters we illustrate and the challenge it is to keep the character looking the same from every angle. Some times even the tiniest line can turn it into a different character. The main thing is to keep drawing and studying the characters. Sometimes I like to use a bit of clay to create a character so that I can understand it from every direction. The main thing though is to keep drawing.
While walking in the woods this morning on the way to my part-time job, walking slow was the way to go. As it's spring here in northern California, all the plants are showing off. I especially love the way the Miners lettuce looks like tall skinny ladies twirling their dresses around.
I've been thinking of how everything has an anatomy and when it finally sunk in my little brain, it opened up a whole new door. For instance, painting or drawing waves was always a bit difficult. Realizing how each wave basically curls the same (depending on weather, etc.), the way they roll and foam and the way the light hits, under and over the wave...