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12_17_10

Posted by John Grant IV on December 17, 2010 at 10:48 AM

 

I just read a so-so article about a great 93-year-old sculptor, Milton Hebald, in the L.A. Times.

 

He's inspiring, loving to get up each morning and create...

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 I'm looking forward to this weekend, getting a chance to work more on a commission of a drawing of a horse.

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 On my mind right now, impressed by Somerville artist, John Pinkerton.

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 Here's the image of a horse which I'm trying to draw:

 

 

Drawing all of the dirt, & the leaves on the right side, is a pain.  But, the effect I'm going for is to try to elicit a strong contrast between the horse, and the background.  I especially like the background in this image because it shoots back to a vanishing point, in perspective.  I never thought that dirt and leaves could "behave" in perspective.  Does that make sense?

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I was encouraged this morning by the kind act of a friend who bought me a cup of hot chocolate.

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