Sometimes, and usually more often than not, I shun company. I don’t phone people and I don’t reply to emails – it’s not something I’m particulary proud off, but, all the same I’m aware that I do it. It ties to how I feel about myself and how I feel about my drawing. At the moment I’ve poked my head out for a second. I’ve done some good sketchs (well, closer to fully formed drawings). I’ve put aside the lightbox for the moment, I think it’s been hampering my self-confidence. I never felt like I’d actually drawn anything when I’d used the lightbox – I’d just redrawn and redrawn, starting with half-formed doodles and ideas and drawing over it again and again until I ended up with a finished piece. But I never feel like I’ve drawn it. Without the lightbox, I start with a light pencil drawing, then refine it and then ink and the upshot is I feel like I’ve done the work.
BILL HICKS AUDIO!
T53: Rise of Big Arnie (can he get up? is that an exo-skeleton or just a zimmerframe.)
Fun with Financial Figures:
How much Gordon Brown estimates the firefighter strike will “would cost the taxpayer £6m that would have to be taken from regeneration budgets designed to help the most vulnerable in society.” (from BBC Site) Curiously no mention of the potential £2.5bn (1991 Gulf War costs, reduced by half thanks to contributions of Allies see Financialdirector.co.uk) and whether it would take money away from regeneration budgets.
Here’s another test, but it’s looking good. I’m a little disappointed in the speed of the server, but what the heck… it’s cheap.
I don’t know if this will work…
but we’ll give it a go, shall we?
Has it worked? Gah…