Taking another turn today – we’re back to the ‘Masked’ series for a moment. Yes, I’ve decided that they’re a series. I don’t know where they’re heading, but I am absolutely loving drawing them, therefore they are a series. I mean… two pictures is a pair, three becomes at lease a set, and this is number four… so it definitely counts as a series, I think!
As you can probably tell by the last one as well, I am starting to work in a couple of my little obsessions… I wonder which little obsession will come next?
Its a Sunday afternoon and despite the fact that I was spending a nice amount of time sitting down and watching Numbers with the husband, I have cut into that to make some time to do today’s post before it gets too late. How’s that for dedication for you? I’m not even letting it go on a Sunday.
Sorry for the random post title, but I didn’t think that ‘More freakin’ flies on a piece of pink paper’ was going to capture anyone’s attention. Next time, I might even draw some invading space monkeys from the planet Mars… I think that would be fun.
Anyhow… this is really a nothing post today… flies were drawn because I needed to put something up, and they are easy to sketch out while watching Numbers… and suitably more significant for the fact that Numbers often talks about the non-existence of randomness, while I am ‘randomly’ putting flies down on a piece of paper. I know it isn’t random – I think of where to put each, because of how it will link up here, or generate space around there, or how putting one in this location gives more room for me to put one over there later… but it is still drawn with a desire to appear ‘random’, even though it really isn’t.
I wonder if someone with an incredibly mathematical mind could sit down and actually plot out where I would place things dependent upon the first few lines I draw when it comes to positioning flies… I think it would be interesting to see.
Ok… that’s enough of my randomness today… I’m off to watch another episode of Numbers! Tomorrow: Something with a touch more substance… I hope.
Sorry for the pun. Its a compulsion. I don’t want for such things to happen, but its entirely beyond my control. I know its lame, but I can’t help it that despite the fact that they are about the most sigh-worthy jokes in history, I am still amused by them.
Not much really to say about this picture, save for the fact that I like her. I know, I know, ‘It is getting beyond a joke – stop it with the flies already!’ I hear you cry. If it is any consolation, it didn’t start out that way – I was going to draw a girl like any other… well… not quite any other, but you get the picture.
I find that when I sketch, if something is telling you one thing, even when what you originally wanted was something different, its time to run with it and see where it leads you. Sketches like these take minutes, not days. They’re not meant to rival the Sistine Chapel, they’re just quick little snippets of thought that run skittering across my brain saying ‘draw me, draw me!’ Some just happen to scream out a little louder than others at times. Its better just to listen, really, and go with the flow.
They even start jostling some days, getting more than a little pushy. I guess it can get to being pretty stiff competition up there when I have a million other things on my mind. Especially when an ingenious plan including a ferret, a beach-ball and two pounds of English cheddar cheese is your competition for upper-brain activity.
Ah well… what can I say? Its pointless to resist it. ‘Batty girl with fly goggles’ wins the brain-lottery this evening. Her prize? International exposure on the internets, a ‘buzz-ity-buzz’ caption and an ingenious plan of her very own involving a ferret, a beach ball and two pounds of delicious English cheddar… who said psychosis can’t be fun?
No really… today is a bust. You’re getting a woman with wonky eyes and a repetition of flies because I’m entirely tapped. Inspiration is not forthcoming since my head is rather focused on my university work at the moment, and has gone entirely out of creative mode for the day.
Now for the fun stuff. I’ve added another little feature to the individual post pages which I hope will be helpful. There is now an easy button to mouse-over at the bottom of each post page to send the link to various social bookmarking sites, to e-mail the post to friends, or bookmark it in your browser.
After posting that last little picture, I had a rethink… I know that my husband reads this blog (or he’d better, if he knows what’s good for him), and I just wanted to get something out of the way quick. I am not a frog, nor do I require a gift of flies, no matter how much I have been drawing them over the past few days. I’ll take other gifties please. Like frogs. Made of chocolate!