Hey blog-o-friends! It's Novemeber, that disturbingly close to the end of the year month. Time to rake up resolutions and finish projects. As it were I've taken to writing. I discovered nanowrimo. Did you know November is national novel writing month? Apparently it is! I had no idea! (also didn't know a novel was anything over 50,000 words) If you so choose, join as well. You only need to write 1667 words per day to reach a novel by the end of a month. So far it's rather enjoyable, i'm sure that will change once I get farther in. Regardless.
I also came to the realization that I hadn't drawn anything of substance for a long while (almost 2 years) to remedy this I've begun another project that's been stewing for a while. It's a common catch phrase/proverb Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. While i'm not sure if this is entirely true (especially when the imitation is dodgy; Karl Lagerfeld probably doesn't appreciate cheep imitation knockoffs) I think that it probably somewhat flattering if the imitation is a transformative work, or gives proper credit. Continuing this line of thinking i've begun a new series Imitation = Flattery .
To begin we have Frank Miller's 'Nancy'. Followed by my copy in pencil.
I've got to say it was alot more cerebral than I thought it would be. It's not heavily ornamented so there's nothing to distract from a poorly drawn line or unclean edge. Everything must be carefully edged and finished, it really makes you appreciate a pencil sharper.