Sunday, January 24, 2010

Obsession

If anyone has a confessional urge, be my guest. I've been trying to draw women more, because my tendency is to draw men, this one kind of turned out to be a self-portrait except I have more wrinkles. Out most of today, a sketchwalk in the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Hmmm, wonder what movie characters I might run into in the Japanese Tea Garden?

20 comments:

aleph said...

I like that illustration, it really illustrates ... that state of mind, maybe? but fortunately it does not "explain" though arrows and diagrams are there. I posted about one confessional urge, as you´re the hostess who welcomes them today.

ArtSparker said...

Heh, Yes, I was just messing about with "explanation", that's why I put bad science in the tags.

Poet in Residence said...

Ach...I still haven't found my pencils...!
Today at the Sitting Bull Exhibition I had to buy a balsa wood toucan pen for €4. The gap in your head - It's where my Memory lives.

subby said...

I must confess to not seeing any wrinkles here ;)

Totalfeckineejit said...

Well that's intriguing.It's a lovely illustration.

jess said...

I have nothing witty to add... just that, when I clicked on the link to this post, I was so stunned it briefly took my breath away. :)

Cláudia said...

God! I never thought about that - the valley of attention/ Sisyphus/ the obsession boulder. Your bad science works very well for me!

On other subject - the dance of shadows are nice indeed, but some illumination are needed to create shadows.

rosedale's 4head said...

oh Susan, you must check out my latest post - there's obsession there, but it's allllllllllllll male!!! for once!

rosedale's 4head said...

i'm really digging this one. still staring at it....

ArtSparker said...

PR -

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
That stops my mind from wandering.

At least, if crosshatching is like thatching, I am.

Don said...

That's pretty funny. Thank goodness there is no 'explanation.'

ArtSparker said...

Don - No explanation without medication.

Joei Rhode Island said...

Rather up and down and up again...seems to me there are tiny bridges in the tea garden of those angles.

Jasmine said...

I like the flowery illustrated side.

Celeste Bergin said...

I love this illustration ...the complex side next to the simple side.....he simple side is so lovely with it's economy of line.

Susan at Stony River said...

I like this one a lot, especially the expression on the left and the flowery shading.

I hope you enjoyed the Japanese Tea Garden! We had one to go to when we lived in Belfast, at Lady Dixon Park, and it was so lovely to be there. You know if I was walking in SF, I'd only have an eye out for the Enterprise. LOL

Coffee Messiah said...

This goes along well with your illustration of the person pulling words out of their head.

Titus said...

I like it.

And Godzilla, I hope.

justdoodleit said...

Does this imply - obsession rolls downhill with the lack of attention? Intriguing image.

eyetrouble said...

Great concept for an illustration and also totally great execution...I'm always impressed by your prolific creativity.