November 10th, 2004

Flying Ace

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After a two week haitus I'm happy to report Naked Tuesdays is back. It's funny, I went into Kamille's studio last night and thought, "Ah. Things are back to normal."

Sort of.  After two weeks I'm a little rusty.

The always interesting Cassandra: Five minutes

She is always interesting. She invited us to a fundraiser vegan Thanksgiving on Sunday to help raise money for...pigs? Something like that. I get a dollar off if I donate a blanket to help keep a pig warm. I might go just for the experience. I've never had a vegan Thanksgiving. Now, if it were actually ON Thanksgiving I wouldn't be going but I like pigs in blankets.
ANYWAY, I like this drawing. I went to straight to ink using a brush pen. The proportions are awful but I'm using this as an exercise to help me see big shapes in shadows which help define mass. Kinda cool.

More Cassandra: Five minutes
One of my brush pens was totally dying so I used that first to lay in some mid tone shadows and then used the other end of the pen, (the one NOT dying,) to lay in the lines. It looks very comic book. (Insert favorite Comic Book Guy quote here.) Mine is: "Ooooh! I've wasted my life!"

Yes, it's still Cassandra: TEN minutes

Went for a more tradional look this time. I feel rather "meh" about it. It looks flat and mushy and the lighting feels random.

What do you think sirs?
Flying Ace

Older than the Union itself, happy birthday Marines!

Today the Marine Corps turns 229.  From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli to the city of Fallujah.  Thank you boys.  Semper Fi!

"It's the soldier, not the court, that has given us freedom of speech.  It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest.  It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the falg, who gives that protester the freedom he abuses to burn that flag"

-Senator Zell Miller