“Blue Boy” – 46″ x 54″ (or something like that) – Charcoal on Rough Damn WC Paper
Thought I would post the finished drawing that just about did me in (see my past posts). I’m not sure how big you all can see this if you click on it, but that is kind of important to understanding it completely. Because of the stipling effect created by the charcoal on the rough watercolor paper, the digital camera kind of freaks out and the pixels wage war on the dots. Consequently some areas do not look smooth in the reproduction here, and though I messed with the contrast in Photoshop, this was the best I could do.
I also thought I would announce here that in this time of economic crisis when 401k’s are dissolving into thin air, and unemployment is on the rise, I have done what any right-minded artist would do. I quit teaching. Well, you know what I mean–wrong-minded artist. After 10 years, I decided to at least take a break. Many reasons why. Actually, I tried to quit. My boss Buddy shamed me into continuing to teach one class until he can find a replacement for me, which he never will, so it looks like I will be teaching at least that class for a while longer. He’s not looking too hard. Buddy is a glutton for punishment. Perhaps a masochist. I thought I had managed to push every button of his. I have thrown temper tantrums over the simplest things. I have threatened to quit if my every wish wasn’t met. I even shot him the bird one day I was so mad at him and he still wouldn’t fire me. I gave it my all. Oh well. I guess I can do one class for a while longer. As long as every student behaves. If not, off with their heads.