Saturday, November 12, 2005

Pictures for Patrick: Sluggo

My favorite medium is ballpoint pen on Post-It Notes. Why? Because they're unassuming materials. You're not "supposed" to draw with a ballpoint pen and Post-It's aren't "real" drawing paper. Which is cool because then I'm free to screw up. Make a crap drawing? No problem, just peel it off the pad and chuck it. No biggie. But put a Col-Erase in my hand and give me sheets of drawing paper with great tooth and I start to freeze up. Performance anxiety. Patrick liked this picture. I think it's fun, too.

5 comments:

Drew said...

so i guess good drawing paper in a way is like one of those urinal troughs? sorry, but that's performance anxiety at its worst.
-d

Keith Lango said...

I refuse to use those things. It's the number one reason why I avoid sporting events. Yikes!

ryan d said...

first time i saw one of those, i didn't know what it was. i almost washed my hands in it.

Drew said...

i'm 24 years old and i still wait for a stall to open up.

Justin Barrett said...

I'm with all y'all on the troughs, but I'm kinda reverse on the drawing thing. Most of the time, if I'm trying to "sketch" with a pen or pencil, the dark line looks too "final," so the perfectionist in my mind starts picking it apart much more readily. I remember some stuff I did in a cartooning class in school, though, and it was the first time I tried using a soft blue pencil. Something about the non-finality of the blue was so liberating! I did so much better with that than anything else. Man...just thinking about it makes me want to get one and doodle! I wish I'd remembered this earlier. Thanks for the inspiration, Keith!