COLLABORATION WITH TIM FRENCH
The image above is the first step in a collaboration with Tim French. We are each starting pencil drawings on white paper not using anything darker than a 4B. I will give this to Tim today and he can add or erase ANYTHING he wants.
Background information about image for Tim. You know about the hoodie. The man above has just pulled the pin from a grenade. That was drawn using this picture that I took from my web cam.
I am leaving the butterfly without its markings in case you want to change the species or do something else. The butterfly is perched on the grenade pin.
I used the image of Marlon Brando below as reference for the face. That picture came from the set of Apocalypse Now while shooting the final scene.
My first traditional painting since surgery (acrylic on paper), on exhibit at East Carolina University Faculty Exhibition. Over 6 months of painting and 200+ hours. Now that the herniated disk nerve damage to drawing hand is fixed I have carpal tunnel. I just can’t figure out why.
MY STUDIO WALL
Sam Phillips: Bring… bring it home? All right, let’s bring it home. If you was hit by a truck and you was lying out there in that gutter dying, and you had time to sing *one* song. Huh? One song that people would remember before you’re dirt. One song that would let God know how you felt about your time here on Earth. One song that would sum you up. You tellin’ me that’s the song you’d sing? That same Jimmy Davis tune we hear on the radio all day, about your peace within, and how it’s real, and how you’re gonna shout it? Or… would you sing somethin’ different. Somethin’ real. Somethin’ *you* felt. Cause I’m telling you right now, that’s the kind of song people want to hear. That’s the kind of song that truly saves people. It ain’t got nothin to do with believin’ in God, Mr. Cash. It has to do with believin’ in yourself.