Friday, August 20, 2010

Illustration Friday - Atmosphere

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Climbing the Matterhorn must be quite an adventure. The atmosphere becomes thin around 10,000 feet, where the Hornli Hut is located.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Illustration Friday - Stargazing

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The best place to star gaze would probably be in orbit, untethered and unimpeded by atmosphere.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Illustration Friday - Caged

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Originally uploaded by danguerra444
A sketch of San Francisco in 2061, caged under a dome to protect it from UV rays.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

It Makes My Head Itch

This is hard to explain. Whenever I observe someone doing a task or working with tools, in a silent and focused way, it makes the top of my head itch. I become mesmerized by the concentration and deliberate nature of someone doing something. I saw a guy in a museum once, he was seated at a bench, drawing one of the sculptures on a drawing pad. He would look up, take it all in, and then return to the drawing pad. All that visual information passing through his eyeballs to his brain, then transferred to his hand holding the pencil, onto the paper...I watched that whole process and my head would start to itch.
Back in woodshop class in junior high, we watched a movie on the proper use of tools. The narrator would explain the tools and then stop talking. But the guy in the film never spoke, he would silently and carefully pick up a saw or wrench, and slowly and deliberately use it...I would watch like a zombie with much concentration, and my head would itch.
I still notice it at the library, when one of the volunteer girls are sorting through books and silently and carefully handle and shelve them. Their concentration is mesmerizing, and it makes the top of my head's the darnedest thing.