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Mon, Feb. 2nd, 2004, 11:00 am
So, this morning...

...I was just standing there, when this swan started creeping up to me. She creeped closer, and closer, until she was right next to me. Then, she put her beak right next to my ear, and whispered...

"8. Remember that you can draw negative space (the space between objects). This will help you keep proportion.

9. To really finish a still life, you can draw a background by putting shading where there is extremely dark areas behind your drawing.

10. To start a drawing, just start drawing in light pencil all over the place. Don't worry about detail until you get the basic expression down. After that, start making corrections until everything is in proportion and in the right space. From there, it's all detail work."

...Then, the swan pulled away, looked me in the eye, and I nodded. She approached another person, and gave him tips on how to make love. I'm happy for the art tips, but I think his hobby is better.

~~~Remember to practice... whatever you do.~~~

Mon, Feb. 2nd, 2004 01:17 pm (UTC)


birds = awesome. X3 ^^ *high-five*

Mon, Feb. 2nd, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC)

Reply: high-five

Anyhow, that was, in a way, a salute to Michael Parkes. He has a lot of swans in his work (Human spirit/soul? Sensuality? Both/same thing? ...Norse legend refference?), and I found myself thinking about it in art class. What if Parkes was teaching it? I thought-- for a moment-- there would be swans everywhere in the studio. "Huh," I thought, "I'm glad I don't have to deal with that."

Sat, Feb. 7th, 2004 04:58 pm (UTC)
gabriel_angel: Re:

just a quick question... but what would the swan be saying to me... tips on art... tips on sex... or tips on sexy art... or artful sex.??? I'm confuzzled... and call me sometime... I'm lonely.

Sat, Feb. 7th, 2004 07:25 pm (UTC)

I'm personally convinced she would give you tips on how to make the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. ;)

Fri, Feb. 13th, 2004 06:34 pm (UTC)