Day 14 of flow

August 6th, 2012

Making some great progress with this whole habit forming process. Again, I’m currently focused on developing my Conceptual Thinking, Drawing and Writing skills. I take about 30 minutes a day to perform these tasks, and this weekend I had a breakthrough. I’ve developed this little technique of drawing out comic panels on a single page and then filling in the panels with imagery. This weekend I decided to write some narrative bits to the side of the panels, and something magical happened. I have merged my writing and drawing to become a single process. This has been really exciting for me, because it is tapping into a richer field of automatic writing I am familiar with. It’s as if my writing and drawing have become one event. Anyway, I know the process isn’t new or revolutionary, but it is one that I haven’t really tried to develop. Here are some snapshots which lead up to the discovery:

Sample of the Panel Drawing concepts:





The breakthrough of what happens when I bind the panels to a narrative:



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Day 12 of flow

August 3rd, 2012

I am very happy with myself. At day 12 of my habit forming experiment. Here’s today’s contribution with some help from Leo.


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Day 5 of flow

July 30th, 2012

Still looking for a better title for this one. What happens when we listen to the earth?


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Day 4 of flow

July 29th, 2012

Today is day 4 of my intent to Think Dra and Write every day. Here’s the contribution for today:





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Day 3 of flow

July 29th, 2012

Day 3 of my progress in flow. I finished the Think and Write in separate apps so all I’ll publish is the drawing portion of things.


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Day 2 of flow

July 27th, 2012

Day 2 of the flow. Posting a Drawing for today that was derived from a Think session which I do everyday now.


Here is the Think Session photo:


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Day 1 of flow

July 26th, 2012

Day 1 of my goal of installing a new habit of Thinking Writing and Drawing every day.

Here’s the first sketch:


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Sight Unseen

July 17th, 2012

Another sketch while listening to Johann Johannsson. Piece started out in Adobe Ideas for the line work, then painted and manipulated layers in Procreate, and finally added painterly details in ArtRage. All of these recent drawings are really about me getting comfortable with using the iPad as my sole drawing tool…and well, so far, so good. :)



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July 16th, 2012

Another image started with Adobe Ideas for the line work, Procreate for the texture manipulation and layering, and ArtRage for the final painterly touches. All composed on the iPad @ various time throughout the day. Really loving this device and the freedom it is offering me. :)


original drawing with Ideas and Procreate work


final tweak with ArtRage layers and effects

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Inspired by the track Chimaerica by Johann Johannsson on the album Fordlandia

July 16th, 2012

A Taste For The Moment

She sat for a moment and tried to capture the sense of stillness around her. The timid nature of the moment was hard to grasp, it flowed past her senses like a quickening of ether lighting the mind. There was the passage of time like a breath being taken in for the first time, there was emotion ebbing and flowing like swelling shadows in the night, there was light filling the void with all it’s brilliance. And there. In between it all was her. The body. The mind. The single thought chasing it all. A momentary glimpse into her own infinite nature. Then it was gone.
“Miss. Would you like some more coffee?” the waiter asked
“…No I’m fine. Thank you. I’ll take the check please,” she replied, struggling to bridge the gap between the here and the now.

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