Notes on the drawing. This piece started out as simply an exercise in layering over an earlier work (the previous post, in fact), which the digital medium is good at. The end of the project came unexpectedly, though. When I popped in the photo-stamp, I had no conscious intention for how it would look before any willful adjusting & sizing, but the image fell precisely where it highlighted the weeping woman. So I quit, figuring I’d screw it up if I went on. Then, when I wrote in the date, I realized how appropriate the imagery was for Armistice Day.
Most of the art work seen on this blog are produced with digital tools. Cybersphere blogging is a digital medium, so the art work & photography work best when taking advantage of the medium’s qualities.
I work in analog mediums, too, but I’m not set up to produce good digital reproductions of analog work. The same holds true for old analog photography. To get good results digitalizing old negatives & prints, you need a hellishly expensive scanner. So we make do with what’ve got. Even transformed into digital, the analogs have a special quality.
We’ve worked up a few PDF books of analog art and photography will share them in due course, soon I hope.