Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Prince of Wands Color Shift

Today, 9-16

Had a good productive drawing day on the piece I started yesterday. Creating a large, complex outline usually takes a full day by itself, and the color fill takes at least as long. Worked on it from about 1 to 6 today. The site is so windy it is a bit uncomfortable sometimes, with dust blowing at me. The color work went smoothly enough, clockwork style.

A homebum was in the area when I arrived with his dog and cart. He set about spanging near me from people passing by, and when they didn't give him change he snarled at them.

A choice bit of dialogue:

"Man some people look at you like you're fuckin stupid if you don't have a job like me. I take care of my dog! They should give me money so I'm not breakin into their house and stealing their fuckin TV set!"

A while later I started talking to a local guy who seemed pretty disillusioned about SF. He described himself as a former homeless advocate for gay folks who had fallen out of popular opinion. I sympathize with anyone who can't afford to get their teeth fixed and the health care system doesn't do shit to help them. He ended up ranting at me about politics a little more than I would have liked.

All in all it was a good day for art. Working on Market, the people offer steady encouragement and compliments, and the rest look a bit befuddled.

The Wands suit is characterized by fiery reds, oranges and golds, and I stayed as close to that as I could with the basic colors. I was rather satisfied with contrasting the flesh tone of the figure with bluish gold.

The horse seems rather on the small size; more like a pony. I suppose this works. I was remembering that the Khans rode pretty small horses. Not much bigger than ponies.

The photos were taken at the end of the day and the angle of light made kind of a 'grainy' effect. Hopefully one more session will finish it and I will get decent photos.

1 comment:

  1. I live in the neighborhood and pass this spot every day. Thanks for adding some beauty to an otherwise dreary corner of the city.