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February 14, 2003
Subway? series 50-51

Some pages just start with a drawing I do not like and then I spend the rest of the page trying to somehow salvage something, without removing anything.
I know this sounds very silly, I could just tear out the page.
I think I was 15 when I read some of the Leonardo journals in the Library of my High-School, and one of the first things that I read there was his serious advice to avoid erasers, not to tear out pages and not to throw out drawings. Some very serious advice from this good man.
It is advice that can slow down a bit at first, but it actually forces to be more careful and more focused when drawing. So the sketches on these pages obviously do not have any pencil drawing under them that has been removed afterwards.
Mistakes. This strange car on the left hand side was a big mistake. I somehow wanted to draw something even bigger than the SUV I drew a few pages before and it just turned out to be a bit of a weird looking object.
So I drew the bus, with a huge body, tiny, tiny passengers, and almost invisible, thus quickly spinning wheels. I like the bus. I like the hair on the underside of the bus. The wheels are not attached, yet there are these stubs of unshaved hair, somehow connecting the big belly of the bus to the tiny, tiny wheels. Then there were these odd pedestrians, a in very baggy jeans, a young mother with jeans so low, well, very low. But the first drawing of her looked awfully off again, so I drew another person with the same type of jeans. Hmm, still not all there. So a dog always works, somehow. But now it was there looking at her, well, more than just looking at her, really, in these really low cut jeans and the page was just more and more a mess. So one more bus followed, then the car with the armless driver, the men at the table, and the man with the walker, the phone.
I can't wait to flip the page on this one. I really can't stand this strange looking car on the upper left. Oh well. So now you know. And I did not hide it. ; )


Happy Valentine's Day

Posted by: super secret agent on February 14, 2003 01:48 PM

Happy V-day!

Posted by: Witold on February 14, 2003 03:21 PM

And again, Happy V-Day. (Site via Blog-Snob.)
Katy and Bruce chose the Bigger words to tell each other how much they love each other. I landed on their page by accident, but boy, what heavy hitting.

Posted by: Witold on February 14, 2003 03:23 PM

they are cute

Posted by: super secret agent on February 14, 2003 10:32 PM

Good advice, to not throw things away. Something you hate is probably for a reason (more than even something you like) that may come back in another form another day and you will be enriched because of this thing you don't like.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Posted by: Suzanne on February 14, 2003 10:38 PM
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