It’s been a trying week. A few things fell through. And, I questioned a lot of my motivation. But, I decided (on a whim), yesterday, to drive up to LA to talk to some people about some things for some times coming up. Yes. Relish the vagueness.
Anyway, I woke up this morning and for some reason decided to look through my son’s twitter feed. Then I found this old COD video he posted two years ago. It put a lot of things in perspective. If you have a few minutes, give it a watch. Or, play it in the background as audio.
“Spring Forward” (DST) – not my favorite time of year. I’m a night owl, so I really enjoy the early sunsets. But, now it feels like it’s bright (super bright) all day long. And, when it’s evening, it’s suddenly late (super late). That doesn’t work for me because I like to do my thing when it’s dark. As it is, I’m pretty restless right now…
< Edit: This is my 100th post here on the Reduction…! > Read More
Essence. How do we capture that when drawing portraits? Get the pose right? Render accurate details? I don’t know. What if you’re keeping it loose? Who cares? Just chip away and you can get a likeness. Well (hahah) I think I got his down. I’ve been drawing him at least once a year since high school… Read More
Urban Dictionary’s current top definition is about falling for someone at an inappropriate time. Well, it’s Valentines day this Saturday. But, that’s not what this is about. The phrase also applies to thinking something like a comment or conversation applies to (or is about) you in a more or less negative light.
For instance, if you think this drawing is about you, then maybe you caught feelings…! Read More
So, February. Still early in the year, and freelance has picked up a little. I’m very thankful for that.
Usually it’s a slow time, as people are still planning their business moves. I like to take this time to practice and work on fun (carefree) stuff because once it hits March, all hell usually breaks loose…
I went to check out my son’s ROTC comp on Saturday. No idea where to find him and the squad, but he ran up on me when I was walking across the blacktop. I introduced myself to some of his friends I hadn’t met, and they seemed a bit stiff at that time. I try not to hang around when he’s with his friends because of this. I think it’s better to hang back and just let them do their thing. Besides – they’re in high school now. It’s a little different than chaperoning elementary and middle school field trips…