Friday, May 11, 2007

More Than One

The quote: "To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, 'There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.'" —Ansel Adams (1902-1984)

I used my art history book for the Picasso detail below. Still needed some inspiration for this spread so I flipped the book open and selected something from that page to draw. It just happened to be the St. Mark from the Gospel Book of Archbishop Ebbo of Reims. The face and hands really do have that exaggerated look in the original, unfortunately his left leg does not—that wonkiness is all me...sigh.

The quote: "It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English—up to fifty words used in correct context—no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese." —Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

The quote: "California is a fine place to live—if you happen to be an orange." —Fred Allen

Why oranges? Why not?

You'll see a small note in the upper right corner for the Sudden Century. Yet another ride I didn't do. It's really quite amazing how many organized rides I'm not doing this year. At least I haven't completely stopped riding.

The quote: "I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso." —Rita Rudner

This spread didn't get posted until today, because except for the color wash and quote, it was blank until last night. I've been a bit lax in my doodling/sketching. The art is a detail from Picasso's Guernica. Here's a link to PBS's Guernica Introduction for more information about the painting.

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