Thursday, January 13, 2011

Henry's Dream

Nick Cave, from the artwork of the above named album. Crosshatching is like drinking whiskey: seems like fun, but if you don't watch it, you'll wake up with your pants on backwards and covered in sick. I love the scene in Tommy Boy where Chris Farley is explaining why he usually ruins a sale. He describes a potential sale as a lil' bunny rabbit he's holding that he eventually crushes to death because he gets too excited. Substitute "crosshatching" for "sale" in that scene and you've got the idea.
I say that because I got carried away myself in this sketch a few times, forgetting that crosshatching needs to describe the form. (If you didn't notice, don't feel bad-most super-geniuses like me are hyper-critical of their own work!) When this happens, you're left with an image that flattens out and looks like it's covered in moss. My advice: quit early, quit often!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks Geoff- you just made my day!

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  2. More "Tommy Boy" references! That's the best Farley/Spader movie ever made!

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  3. The Abbott n Costello of our times ....

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