TMJ

TMJ

Posted on 08/18/2013


Photo taken on August 17, 2013


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You Say Pochade, I say Croquis

You Say Pochade, I say Croquis
When young, I had nightmares nightmares nightmares. I am not sure I had any good dreams. Who knows. Anyhow, quite regularly I had the "tall man, short man" dream which I think I remember is some sort of "classic" nightmare.

This is a croquis (although an author of a college drawing textbook uses the word pochade) without being "from life" unless what is in my head qualifies. It was done in maybe a minute which is partly what makes it a croquis. The hand drawing is the graphite in the background. The image was scanned and traced by Illustrator, expanded to paths and simplified. It was reopened in Photoshop and colorized from its original black to red and then pasted over the hand drawing and sized to fit. The multiply blend mode was applied so that the two images would be visible.

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Ethan John
Ethan John
I saw a host of these when I was over -- are they original? That is, are they copies or your own imagination? Because the style of them is just Ah Maze Ing. If you have them in ink or graphite I would love to frame an original one.
4 years ago.
TMJ
TMJ
This one is definitely out of me. A few others also. There are many done individually rapidly over months, some recently. I played with eight of them for another image. But I am not so sure that I can definitely pick out which ones were entirely me and which were not or which were a mix. Some were done sitting in the clinic so they are of people walking by or waiting there for one reason or another. Many have been tossed. There was one I dumped the other day of a man in the chemo lobby with a bottle of water. The hard copy originals were all done in graphite but doing things this way it is not entirely clear all the time what is actually the original or what should be considered the original. In some cases I have tossed the graphite versions because they are far from the original in terms of what I regarded as the final product which is a combination of the hand-drawn item and whatever I do with it once scanned and I have the real "original" somewhere on the computer. A particular pet peeve I have is the phrase "computer generated". When someone draws with a pencil or with a paint brush, we do not speak of "the pencil (or brush) generated drawing (or painting". And I am not aware of too many home computers that actually generate drawings or paintings. ? I think this phrase is used by people who are barely computer literate and still want to give some credence to technology as being legitimately contributory to art whatever level that art may be at. Of course you are welcome to whatever I have at any time.
4 years ago.