Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Human Canvas - Don't Tread On Me
This Human Canvas post is called Don't Tread On Me. Not because of the first drawing shown. We'll get to that in just a bit. But it's kind of a shorty...so I've included this session as well.
This started with me being at work without my sharpies, finding a red pen, and putting it toward this rose on my arm...trying to pick up on some of the vibrancy it had in '88...slowly fading over 23 years.
This'n faded in a day...
So it became a butterfly. This was actually only a week or so after doing "The Butterfly Effect" Human Canvas session with Court, so these were kind of fresh on my mind.
(((And you can link TO The Butterfly Effect...HERE)))
It was also an experiment of sorts...as are all of these. Instead of be-moaning a faded color...Use it as an ADDITIONAL color.
But this ink washes away even quicker than the sharpies.
Back to "Don't Tread on Me". A few weeks after sitting around at work, drawing on my own arm (again), I met up with Alex, for "The Human Canvas - Smaugy in Riverside" (link HERE). This was a fun session, and I thought I'd be done for a while.
Well, next night found a buddy and I off to Pappy and Harriet's. Pappy and Harriet's? HERE's another link. Anyway - I ran into someone I had met out there about a year and a half before. We'll call her Shaun. After talking about The Human Canvas (and me doing a quick drawing to show just HOW quick these things can be) she agreed to be a canvas.
She wanted a very specific image...
She actually wanted it to wrap around the leg...
...but I didn't think it would be as interesting visually.
Besides...she was complaining about the cold enough as it was.
So this was a quickie...
And here it is when it's not laying on a cold bench out back of Pappy and Harriet's. She was happy with the result...
...and was trod upon by no one.
This, so far, is the favorite of my friend Tom. Not because of ANY level of complexity...but it was the fact that Shaun brought up this image, showed me a version...and then there it was.
I mentioned how glad I was that I had brought my sharpies.
Shaun mentioned how glad she was that she had shaved.