I suppose that if I’m going to have a blog on this page, I ought to occasionally write about something.
So, I’ve picked up a new sketchbook, which is the closest thing to the ones that I used to get at the PX. I have no idea why they had them (the Army was not a hotbed of fine arts activity), but they were hardcover books with toned parchment/vellum paper, and they were the best sketchbooks that I ever had. Naturally, something that good couldn’t last, and I’ve been on a quest to find something as close to those books as possible. No luck.
Still, this sketchbook, a Daler-Rowney hardbound book with toned paper, is okay, but those other books were almost indestructible, had absolutely perfect drawing paper for tonal sketches and were the perfect size for a cargo or jacket pocket. I have to keep looking.
It’s that most wonderful time of the year. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwazy Kwanzaa, Super Solstice…
I’ve been procrastinating (I know, whoever heard of an artist procrastinating? Shocking!) about putting together a website since, well, a certain former vice president invented the Internet, but I finally bit the bullet. Maybe it’s because, with my army retirement coming up this month, I felt the need to play Ozymandias (“Look upon my works, ye mighty, and try to keep a straight face. No, really! I this is my life… yeah…”), or it could just be a crass, commercial means to promote myself as I look for my next paying gig. Personally, my money is on the former (but feel free to direct your money towards the latter. I’m not proud.) Anyway, welcome.
I’ve added a new page for graphic design work at https://mikeharrisartwork.wordpress.com/graphic-design/. I’ve done a lot of graphic design over the years, coming up with cover layouts, logos and even industrial designs for superhero hardware, and don’t get me started on logo parodies. But, I never really thought about it that way until I had to start applying for positions. Anyway, more to follow. Enjoy.
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