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26 August 2011 @ 09:31 pm
Drawing and cleaning  
I'm still frustrated about doing work everyday but feeling like I'm not getting anywhere. Things still look terrible and the place is a mess. YARG. That reminds me. I don't think anyone's every put this not word but have you guys noticed that to clean a mess first you have to make a mess? Anything it never fails. If there's clutter somewhere you have to move it somewhere else, destroy something or pull more junk out to make room and put the first mess into. It just amazes me. This might be a subset of the second law of thermodynamics where everything eventually goes to entropy. To ward off entropy it takes energy. Lots of it. More than it took to go to entropy in the first place which causes more entropy. So yes in many aspects it feels like you're fighting a losing battle and it takes way too much energy to stay ahead of it. See, the P types have it all figured out. They don't fight it. What's the point? We J's are tortured because we can't let it go.

After my battle with Entropy this morning, and losing pretty badly, I took some time to work a bit on art. I'm kind of scatter brained on that too right now and can't focus on one thing for long. I started inking the Werehouse fight. That one will be cool. I got most of Cope inked but couldn't stand it anymore. The Christmas drawing needs a bit more detail work before inking so I'm not going to work on that one after all. Not yet.
And you know how I mentioned I want to draw Owen getting caught by Thagirion? Well it was really bugging me last night because I couldn't visualize it. With Owen being 6'3" and Thagirion being 9' I can't imagine how big Thagirion's hands would be (not counting his claws) to grab Owen, or flatten him. Thagirion is built like a Deathclaw and I've been trying to imagine that. I remember having had this problem before and had a reference with a Deathclaw and a human. I had this idea before but Chris reminded me of it yesterday. I should draw a line up of all my characters like they do in those jail pictures. I'll have them all stand against the lines then I can compare scale. I kind of have that already with the Four Bad Boys at the party in my banner here on my journal. But to do it with actual lines will be cool. I'm a bit worried because I've never drawn Thagirion just standing so I'm not exactly sure how he'll look. I'll have to come up with a decent standing pose where he's up right. I always love to make him crouch. Sorath is 8', but he's so much easier to draw I'm not worried. I also need to draw Max and Caroline which I've only ever drawn them once each so that will be tricky. But if I can pull this off it will be very cool and a very great reference.

Ever since I got that comic book I can't stop thinking about Stunt Dawgs. I want to draw them too. Compared to what I normally draw they're SOOO easy.
Current Mood: busybusy
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Drawingsilvolf on August 27th, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)
Lol you're right, you do have to make a mess in order to clean one.
A lineup of your characters would be neat and interesting to see too.
I remember when Stunt Dawgs was on TV here, the other kids talked about it a lot but I'd never watched it. It was on early saturday mornings I think. Actually....I think I saw one episode cos I remember the theme tune.
Des: Fungus Wickedthagirion on August 27th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
Yes it's a really weird law that I wish wasn't that way.
Yeah, this will be a good reference if I finish it.
That's cool it played over there. Here it was an afternoon cartoon so it was so nice to watch after School. The theme was awesome and witty.
kabuldurkabuldur on August 27th, 2011 09:51 am (UTC)
It's true. You do need to make a mess to clean one. In nature, though, if you leave it long enough it becomes beautiful and balanced - everything working in harmony. But we might not want to let nature take over our house! (Or yard). But it IS hard work!

A line up of your characters would be a good reference, but take sometime to do. It would be worth it, I think.

With drawing and painting, yes, it would be good to do the same thing to all of them at the same time so you don't forget how you did it; also it would give them a uniformity that would tie them altogether. But it does mean that you don't get anything finished in a hurry, so it takes great perseverance. They way I'm made, it would drive me mad to so a bit on each one and take forever to finish one. I need completion to give me satisfaction. Yes, I'm the impatient type who needs rewards to keep on going. Knitting might be the exception. It is more of a meditation. I don't care so much about the finished product. I will get there eventually. I would be bugged if it sat around as an unfinished project for years and years.

Desthagirion on August 27th, 2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
it just sucks it has to be that way.

I think so too. I should draw Thagirion first since he's the hardest.

I'd rather have finished products. It bugs me very much I have so many half starts. I just get so frustrated that I usually just quit. I see the final product so strongly it seems very hard to reach it from nothing. It's an accomplishment when I do finish one.
kabuldurkabuldur on August 28th, 2011 10:00 am (UTC)
I think you and I are very much alike in that area :)