Wednesday, August 29, 2012

“TALL” for Illustration Friday

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind being somewhat tall. I have found it funny, though, how really invisible you can be while being over 6' 4". Especially in a crowd. When most people are eye level to your mid section, that’s what they see. Whether it’s that old stain from the usual couch meal, or just the latest expanse of girth above the belt, what more “average” height people see of a tall person is akin to a blank canvas. I guess it just goes to show, like that line from the old “Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts” books, “The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.” If people can’t see or hear your “mouth part,” or look you in the eyes, you might as well be invisible. From my perspective, though, that’s not always a bad thing.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Teacher. For Illustration Friday

Finally back on track after a couple of weeks of general busy businessiosity. (Look it up. I should start my own Dictionary.)
Fortunately, I could do something quick and expressive on my iPad.
Almost forgot about “Paper” app by “53.” I've had it since it came out in the spring.
It’s very paired down and simple and elegant. I love the way the little
sketch books open and flip through. (I’m thinking it might be fun to actually try and make a little “flip book” in the app and see what would happen as you scroll back and forth. The app is almost over simple, though, with a very limited color palette for instance. But, I still like the feel of pen and ink and loose watercolor. Not for high res either.
Oh, and the “Teacher” image. Not sure what part of the subconscious that came from. Maybe the part that saw a brief bit of the Little League World series the other day. Absolutely fun stuff to watch if you've never seen it. The range of maturity both physically and mentally is a joy to see.
The awkwardness still underlying the advanced baseball skills makes for
“anything-can-happen-and-usially-does” excitement.