Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 140

I'll be honest when I say that I like the detail version of this drawing better than the complete artwork. I really liked it better when it was still in pencil form before I added the line work with pen. The face had even more of a more forlorn, sad expression that is actually a better indicator of my true feelings tonight.

I don't like being called a moody person.  I don't like being referred to as grouchy or gripey.  But sometimes the label fits, I guess.  Yes, everyone falls into a less than stellar mood - that's just one of the prices we pay for being human.  What amazes me, however, is how certain artists throughout history (Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch are the obvious first people who come to mind) were able to literally function with such overwhelming psychological issues.  Often these artists are called "nuts", but they certainly were productive for people who were burdened with such heavy mental and emotional baggage.

#140 March 9, 2011,  Pen
Sounds: Avett Brothers, The Gleam

#140 (detail) March 9, 2011,  Pen
Sounds: Avett Brothers, The Gleam

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