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14 November 2014 @ 01:41 pm
Art mess and Gilligan  
I need to organize my art better. My computer room is a disaster with pages of art strewn everywhere. My scanner is so hard to open and my art table, which I never use for drawing on, is a messy shelf. I have colorful folders for my art that I kept in my night stand drawers but those are bursting at the seams. I don't know it's just such a mess. I wish I could work 100% digital then there wouldn't be a paper mess everywhere but well I can't. I was trying to find an old drawing of Owen. He's jumping off a building. It's one of my over sized drawings that doesn't fit on one page. You'd think that would be easy to find but no it's missing. The reason I never finished it was because back then I didn't know how to color buildings and hated the notion of drawing in each window and getting the perspective done right. But now I can do it and was ready to tackle that old pic. I was looking forward to it but well I can't find it. I might work on some other old drawings. I found a battle with Quetzalcoatl and Thagirion that they are still just in skeleton forms. I need to flesh them out...well not Thag so much, and that should be an excellent pic. Perhaps the best thing for me to do it get a metal filing cabinet and have everything in order by year. I just don't know where I'd have room to put something like that.

I was telling a friend on DA today about Gilligan's Island and I started to watch some clips on youtube. Well I found an interview with Gilligan and found out there were plastic figures. OH NO!! I didn't want to spend any money and I told myself not go look but I did. I looked on Ebay. I found those but then I found even better ones. Three figures were released in 1997 of Gilligan, Skipper and The Professor. I found Skipper at a good price but Gilligan and Professor are being ransomed. I will keep checking for those. You guys know how I love this show. Watching the interviews got me a bit down because everyone except Ginger and Marry Ann have died now. I think I watched that show before any other so to me these characters were more real than real people I have interacted with. And they were good people too, except for Ginger, that didn't do bad things like drugs and cared about their fans. The coolest were Gilligan, Skipper, Professor and Marry Ann as they would still get together to meet fans and they were friends. It's so cool they stayed in character long after the show was no longer being produced. Alan Hale really got into his role as the skipper. And I think his last wish was to be buried at sea. So I hope I get my Skipper figure in soon. Too bad they didn't make everyone at this great quality level. I'd like to have figures of all seven characters.
Current Mood: coldcold
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on November 15th, 2014 10:23 am (UTC)
I think a filing cabinet is a good idea. Maybe you will thi k where to put it in time.

I can't comment on Gilligan's Island as I have never watched that show. It's cool you are getting some figures, though.

And I'm sorry it is so cold over there.
Desthagirion on November 15th, 2014 01:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah that's probably the best way to go is a filing cabinet.
It's a great classic and might still be airing on some channels as it was broadcast worldwide and translated to several languages. I hope I get my Skipper figure soon.
Yeah the weather's not so good at night and in the mornings.
suzidragonladysuzidragonlady on November 16th, 2014 09:41 am (UTC)
I have all my sketches in sketchbooks with ring binding, it's not the best solution because the originals will always have holes in them but I don't have single sheets flying around at least but I would not find specific old art in them in an easy way also I would need to look through every single sketchbook to find it. The sketchbook-thing only works for me because I draw very small and tiny and never need big paper sheets for my stuff.
In most cases I have a scan of each drawing on my PC and don't need to find the original. Most of my old sketchbooks did not get touched by me since years.

Your card arrived yesterday! Thank you very much, it's really a nice one. ^__^ I like everything about the Carribean. That reminds me that it's about time that I visit my aunt and their island again. It's so great there, I have not been there for years.
Des: Hummmthagirion on November 16th, 2014 01:03 pm (UTC)
That's an interesting idea. Perhaps not put holes in the art itself but I could use those plastic holders that have holes. I could put more than one drawing in each sleeve and even fold up some big ones. I don't care about folding my art because it's meant to be scanned anyway. I wish I didn't go off the page so much so I wouldn't end up with such huge papers but it happens to me a lot. So I have two options. Use ring binders or a filing cabinet.

Oh awesome! I'm glad it made it. That would be great if you went again. Which island was it? I'd love to see photos of that.