Friday, April 17, 2015

The Easter Bunion process

There actually is a missing step between the first post-it and the second pass. In fact the second pass is a value study I did before I inked the final drawing. I wanted to convey the fatigue of the bunny in his posture. I still think I could've gotten him to sag more into his frame, but it was time to move forward with this one. Sometimes I'm not completely happy with the solution but have to proceed with something that's good. Sometimes I've just looked at it too long. Other times edits can begin to erode the work. Not to say I don't rework things—I do—I just find sometimes you get to the point of diminishing returns when you get mired in the quest for perfection. It can begin to paralyze progress. The fact is there are multiple solutions to any creative work. Have to keep it all in balance.

Nerd Descending a Staircase process

My apologies to Mr Duchamp.

From Wikipedia:
Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 (French: Nu descendant un escalier n° 2) is a 1912 painting by Marcel Duchamp. The work is widely regarded as a Modernist classic and has become one of the most famous of its time. Before its first presentation at the Parisian 1912 Salon des Indépendants, it was rejected by the Cubists as too Futurist. Yet the work was exhibited with the same group at Galeries J. Dalmau, Exposició d'Art Cubista, in Barcelona, 20 April–10 May 1912,[1] and subsequently caused a huge stir during its exhibition at the 1913 Armory Show in New York. The painting was reproduced in Les Peintres Cubistes, Méditations Esthétiques by Guillaume Apollinaire, published in 1913. Nude Descending a Staircase is in the Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.[2]