March 29, 2008
Pen on paper. Photoshop color. I think I do this type of drawing as a result of the "contour drawing" practice we did in school. Contour drawings, for those of you who are not art snobs, are drawings that are done using a simple and direct line work approach to depict the "contours" of the subject matter. There is no under-drawing or scribbling to get started... you just go right in and start drawing those contours.
Of course I can't help through in some "hatching" and whatnot.
Posted by Albert at 10:01 PM
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A shout-out to Gary Gygax!
Obituaries in the News
By The Associated Press – 15 hours ago
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gary Gygax, who co-created the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons and is widely seen as the father of the role-playing games, died Tuesday. He was 69
Gygax developed Dungeons & Dragons in 1974 using medieval characters and mythical creatures. The game known for its oddly shaped dice became a hit, particularly among teenage boys, and eventually was turned into video games, books and movies.
Posted by Albert at 10:36 AM
I am having problems with my internet browser; perhaps you can help. You see, whenever I go to "Draw Every Day for a Year" of late, I cannot find an entry for February 28th or February 29th (this being a lovely Leap Year, after all). Now, I know I haven't entered in "Draw ALMOST Every Day for a Year" or "Draw Sometimes During the Year" or "Bullshit Liar Misrepresenter False Advertising Page," so I was wondering if you -- being rather learned with computers -- could help me with this problem. Thanks, buddy.
My first instinct was to respond to said friend's acid-dripping "question" with some acid of my own, but you know what? I'm not going to stoop to his level. If he were to read the very short mission statement of my blog, there at the top of each and every page, he would see...
...A DRAWING OR SKETCH OR PAINTING A DAY... THEY'LL BE POSTED IN BATCHES OF VARYING SIZES.
What this means, dear sir, is that though I will produce a work each day, I may not necessarily post it on that day. Maybe I'll accumulate five or even six drawing before I am able to sit down, scan and post the work.
But the vituperative letter got me to thinking. Maybe it would be simpler if I did modify the date of each post to reflect the date of the drawing. Dad-gummit, I'll do it!! And so thank you sir, for you have, much to your chagrin, inadvertently made a positive contribution to "Draw Every Day for a Year" but not "Post Every Day for a Year".
Yours in brotherly hate,
-Albert J Calleros
Posted by Albert at 10:09 AM
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I went to Santa Anita Park yesterday to see the horse races with friends and family, so...
This guy reminds me of a mule, but he's actually a "Przewalski's Horse" (Equus ferus przewalskii), also known as the Asian Wild Horse. He's the closest living wild relative of the domestic Horse. Most "wild" horses today, such as the American Mustang are actually feral animals, horses that were once domesticated but escaped and reverted to an apparently wild status. This guy on the other hand, has never been successfully domesticated and remains the only truly wild horse in the world.
Thank you Wikipedia!
By the way, my pal Jeff Mertzy hit three trifectas and one exacta yesterday... the bastard!!! I was lucky enough to leave Santa Anita with my complimentary digital clock.
Thank you China!
Posted by Albert at 11:44 AM