Monday, March 28, 2011
More than any other drawing, I've left you, the viewer, behind. This is entirely my thing, my remembering fugue, filled with old poetic pleasure and half-forgotten rage. I won't even bother trying to tell you what's going on. Doesn't matter, really. Next, I want to make the city map of Chicago. Then I'll really go off because I remember everything from that time. After that, of course, is the City of Sociopaths (NYC). All of which I should accomplish by 2018 or so.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Okay. That's all for today.
Remember--two or three years ago--when I used to write a lot more on this blog? I wonder what happened. All of my words dried up.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Started working in more color on the buildings today. Started small, started modest on Old Indianapolis. I'm not sure I like things so far--everything is too rainbow-y and God knows I've grown to hate (smothered) rainbow colors in the last year. I specifically picked out-of-the-tube colors so color matching for various buildings would be uniform-- and this bothers me. There is something hacky and amateurish about using color right out of the tube but I thought it might work here because the color in this case isn't meant to be expressive . . . it's just meant to convey factual information. Well, we'll see.
The river seems okay to me.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Working on the key, mostly. And I'm labeling a few things here and there. This is a lot of work. Why did I start this? Why did I start any of this? I'm including a list of items that will inevitably end up on the map.
Incidentally, the Vinegar River should really be the White River but "vinegar" sounded better to me than "white."
I make up the rules here, not you.