*Another Drawing! Campfires and Artistic License


Sorry for being a day late on my weekly post, but I had to wait because today was the day my new computer came in!  My mini hand-me-down Toshiba finally became impossible to use with its accumulating problems, including random overtype, issues selecting everything, refusing to shut down, and the loss of 2/3rds of the screen.  Now, thanks to some outside help, I’ve had a serious upgrade to a Macbook Pro with Retina Display, and my eyes are practically overwhelmed by the screen size and quality.  Hurray for technology!

That little joy aside, I made this drawing from the styles of the previous “Walk Home” and “Beach” pieces.  It was actually surprisingly quicker and easier than “The Walk Home,” as I realize now how much extra time it took to color the flowers.  Sand was the most welcome sight to me in comparison to petals, leaves, and different floral clusters.  Anyway, this piece was inspired by a photo with similar layout, only I put myself in it because artistic license.  🙂

Since this is also an informal journal, I must say that sometime, there needs to be a real talk with me and the extent of artistic license.  My poor brother hears too much of it lately, since I use it as my excuse for everything, even outside the paper and canvas.  I forget how to fold clothes?  Artistic license.  I fold them whatever way I want.  I run out of toilet bowl cleaner?  Artistic license.  I’ll just use this jug of chemical because it smells clean.  Okay, so maybe I’m exaggerating since I usually substitute with Comet, but still, do you see what I mean?  I know I’m using it wrong, but it feels like the best excuse for everything because sometimes when you’re in a hurry, you just have to mismatch your socks in the name of art.  Setting aside my shenanigans, I hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the weather if it’s nice where you’re are!

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