Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Charlie and Joe

Charlie And Joe

I Knew Two Crows Named Charlie and Joe
Beautiful, Black And Feathered
Strange Of All
They Answered Call
To A Little Old Lady,

Pretty awful quality I know but you at least you get some idea of what it's like at least. It's a true story by the way. Granny feeds the birds a lot and a few years ago there was a time that if she went out to the garden and shouted on Charlie and Joe, these two massive crows would come and sit on the tree every time! :)

It's not a proper finished piece, just a sketch towards one. I spent about 10.5 hours on it though just doodling away while watching Spaced :) It was good. That sounds like a really long time but it includes all the drawing, searching for each individual letter, the cutting and sticking and the replacing of each letter everytime I breathed and sent the letters flying off the page! Most frustrating. The rhyme isn't amazing but it's satasfactory I think. I wanted to keep it very short and simple so that it will fit with all the other pieces I have in mind. When I do the 'real' version of this idea I shall probably keep the background white and the birds will probably be in different position completely.

I'm begining to think that I enjoy art the most when the process is tinged with obsession. I did the whole thing in two sittings and would have preffered to have done it in one, (I probably would have if I hadn't had to get up so early the next day). I find it hard to stop drawing when I start these, it's addictive and such a good feeling when hours later you really look at how much you've done. I'm very much enjoying drawing in the middle of the night again, it's been too long!

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