Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I rode over to the studio last night around 6:30 and knocked this little guy out. I was trying out a few delicate, wand-ish sumi ink brushes and a new bottle of Speedball ink. (I've always used Higgins over the years for no particular reason.) This drawing is a combination of solid black brushwork, dark ink washes and some hot dirty Micron action. Seems like a jumbled mess to me--about ten years ago, I had a graphic style that kind of worked. But I spent ten years trying to undo all of that. Anyway. I finished this drawing and went up to the roof with the camping chair for a nice if uneventful sunset sit.
Two movies yesterday. Over lunch, I finished watching part one of the Samurai Trilogy. Toshiro Mifune is edging out William Powell as my favorite actor. Part two is at home ready to go. I also managed to patch together Wes Craven's Swamp Thing over the evening. I'm not really sure if I loved this movie as a kid but I certainly watched it over and over. It's really terrible. Awful. Corny. However, you do get to see some Adrienne Barbeau side-nipple in one bathing scene so I guess that helped. (And she IS bathing in swampwater which, as you know, is the best, cleanest kind of water for bathing.)