July 23, 2007 at 2:05 AM
My first piece for the show is an 8 X 10 color pencil of my favorite race trail, on Mount Marathon. I'm so excited to show it to you, before it's even matted and framed. The title refers to the two trails: the "up" trail, which follows the front ridge, and the "down" trail, which descends to the right, down the avalanche chute, and crosses the up trail right at brush line. Anyone familiar with the race will see it right away, which is why I drew it.
She's a respectable adversary. I like her.
Yixi, I think I began that one last week. Six days ago? I don't know. It's the most fun I've had drawing in a long long time.
“Paint that picture again, man!” -- like these guys in the audience would yell after you played a nice piece;D
Amie, I took an art class once in high school, but I had to figure out the color pencil thing on my own. I like color pencil in particular it because it's challenging, like the violin. The colors can only be blended directly on the paper, and the order in which you layer and how thick you make each layer changes the final effect. Every time I draw, I learn a bit more about what works and what doesn't and how I would do it differently next time.
Nice to hear from an Alaskan! Have you been to Seward? Cool town.
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