Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Revisions...

It's always a good rule of thumb that if you get the same kind of criticism from at least 2 separate sources, that said criticisms/observations/critiques, etc., should be taken seriously. So while I may have been happy with how the "Princesses" piece I was working on looked, it was pointed out that maybe the faces were a bit too angular and needed to be softened, particularly if the "umpf" of the piece was to be, somewhat, Disney-esque. Here's how that piece looks now after I did some tweaking...

My wife and I spoke openly about the dog's passing tonight. She didn't want to tell me that she missed the "welcome home" he used to give her when she returned from work in the evenings. Thought it would upset me. And I did miss him a lot today. But we may get out this weekend and do some more looking. Go to the pound, maybe. In the meantime, the cat continues to be "clingy." I think he's lonesome and doesn't understand what happened. So he seemed to be needing a lot of attention this evening. Here he is, by the way...His name is "Shadow," and even though he may not have the softest coat, best personality or disposition...he's ours.

Tomorrow...a remembrance of Forrest J. Ackerman, and maybe a look at the "Mark Mangino" drawing I started.

2 comments:

ying-ko-4 said...

That "Princesses" piece is really nice, Mike. Especially the one in the lower right.

And a Mangino picture? You sure you got enough paper? Go Tigers!

Mike Worley said...

My daughter thought the Mike Leach pic was hilarious, so I did begin sketching a Mangino. And it is amazing how quickly the page fills up.