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Sunday, October 19, 2008

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Today I tried adding a little bit of marker. Frustrating. As you can see on Daddy's pants there, the marker bled a bit. I'm sure that could be solved with other paper, but what I really want is markers that lend a nice transparent watercolorlike wash.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Anna in color

I interrupted my regularly scheduled, black-and-white installment of Anna Banana's Notes on Life to bring you and, well, me a little colored-pencil practice.
Consider the image something conjured from Anna's imagination, and perhaps a bit of foreshadowing of things to come.

I spent a ridiculously long time on this, believe it or not, and finally quit when I decided that no amount of continued work would improve the things I didn't like about it.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Who wouldn't want one?

I started amusing myself with Anna's adventures last week, as you'll see if you check out the previous post.
Anna and her wish for an owl (much like my own wish for an owl) sprang from my head one night when I couldn't sleep.
I think everyone who wants an owl should be able to have one. On the other hand, I also think owls should be able to live the way owls live. There's really no reconciling the two issues. Therefore, I don't have an owl.
But Anna might find a way.

I actually know two women today who grew up with owls in the family. One tells a story of taking screech owls under the blankets with her and her sister when they were very young. I cannot imagine such riches.

Oh, and if you'd like a better view of this installment of Anna Banana's Notes on Life, do click on the picture.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Anna is not worried ...

... about the recession, banking crisis, layoffs, credit crunch, inflation, retail collapse or global warming.
Well, actually, she is a little worried about global warming.
But anyway, she's better company than I am these days.
Click on the pic to read the first (but not the last!) adventures of Anna Banana.