Just finished up a two page spread for our boy Zeke's VoidaVoida zine. It was a hot, sticky day. I got up at 6am to let the dog out and stayed up. Worked outside on the new house in between working on this page. I was on auto pilot. Too hot for any kind of introspection...
-So it's hard for me to come to any conclusions about this piece. Zeke sent me a template in jpg format.I opened that in Photoshop, bumped it up in dpi and drew over it on a couple of layers with the Wacom.I then came up with something I thought was interesting when I copied and mirrored the drawing. I kind of recognize that it's a maybe too easy way to come up with a composition, but I can't deny that it has a certain effect on me that I like when I see.
Anyhow, I then printed it out in sections and taped it together at the size I wanted to draw the original in, taped that sheet to some Bristol board and used my lightbox and a blue pencil to copy it to the Bristol. It started changing a lot at that point. I sort of liked where it was heading. I was sort of taking myself out of the equation; my job was to trace it.I was like a malfunctioning computer, in that everything was imperfect. All I had to do was fill in the lines with ink at this point. I decided not to make any decisions as I "drew" , which was wise as I had no real choice ( too hot to think).
I don't know where all of it is headed, but I think I'll do a few more like this, though I'll lay off the mirror/symmetry effect..
- I'm going to redraw my VoidaVoida contribution.This one makes the cutting room floor. Don't worry Zeke, I'll have it to you by Saturday!!