My First Sand Drawing on the DavidDrawing Channel

Had fun capturing a sand drawing recently. Drawing with one hand and shooting video with the other! Hope you enjoy.

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New Drawing Video — “Caterpillar Trailer”

Hope you enjoy my new drawing video on the DavidDrawing YouTube Channel. It’s called “Caterpillar Trailer” and here’s what I wrote about it:

Watch this one evolve into something that looks like a cross between a caterpillar and a tractor-trailer. It looks a little like something out of a children’s book, but probably too abstract and odd to be in one!

“What She Said” – New Drawing on YouTube

This video is only 53 seconds long!

Here’s what I wrote on YouTube:

Putting the final touches on the drawing “What She Said,” as I was testing the video setup. Luckily, this was when the personality emerged. I like the ambiguity of the noses and mouths. Where they are keeps changing as I look at it. The drawing also has this weird quality of being sad and hopeful at the same time. Maybe it’s because I sort of see several faces at the same time. One of them is even upside down, like an animal reaching down to feed on grass. This animal face that seems very innocent is only using the left side of the larger head shape and the left side of the eye, and I see the right side of its face, whereas for the larger more human face I see the left side. Ambiguous drawings seem to stay fresh longer.

The partials and the gap-fillers


Relationships with other people and the world will usually be incomplete, partial, and sometimes frustrating.

So this creates a need for things like belief systems and personality, to fill in the gaps. Also, things like philosophies, possessions, money, art, music, fashion and personal style.

A danger is if these gap-fillers become mistaken for the whole of reality.

You can’t forget that huge parts of life are the unpredictable, incomplete and often chaotic relationships with other people and the world. And, that we need to embrace these parts of life too.

Proxri Deal: As you find our relationship rewarding, proxri with the proximity in mind.

Rubens & Brueghel at the Getty

Saw the new “Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship” show at the Getty Museum yesterday. It’s really quite extraordinary. I kept thinking of the ways in which these artists were to their world, like filmmakers are to our world. They were at the top of the heap in terms of image-making skills and techniques, through which they probably influenced people as well.

Being someone who loves most kinds of line work, I almost liked the Getty’s concurrent “Rubens and His Printmakers” show better. The artists who made the etching plates for Rubens must have been both young and possessed of incredible eyesight. Work like that is really a lost art, and probably quite rightly so. We now focus more on ideas, insights, possibilities, ambiguity, and interpretation. And looking at the people in these images is fascinating. Personality itself is probably a different thing now. You rarely see people today who can be “read” like that. People who project and embody such pure perspectives as a sense of longing, heroism, mischievieousness or even a sense of fully occupying a role. People may have watched so much TV, they become afraid of being caught in any sort of mockable pose. Or since actors act, we feel we shouldn’t or can’t. But it’s probably more that we’re just more complex now.