Enigma 419: Painting by numbers - From New Scientist #1569, 16th July 1987 [link] Instructions 1. You will need four copies of: labelled A, B, C, D. 2. Take A. The artist Pussicato signs th...
Thursday, November 10, 2005
One of the ways I have of giving myself a subject to paint is to use OH cards. OH cards come as two packs of cards, one with pictures and one with words. If I want a subject I ignore the picture set and just pull a couple from the word set. Today I got Comic and Anger.
I don't normally draw in an intentionally cartoon style so this was itself a challenge. I also found it really hard to focus on anger when the funny little man just wouldn't look angry enough! I even invented a story for him (he is in a cartoon after all) about how he had lost his job, and that had led to the break up of this marriage and now to cap it all his beloved car has been vandalised (he suspects by his ex-wife). The trouble was I kept thinking he'd probably brought it all on himself, I just couldn't sympathise with him - I thought he was the bad egg!