Dotman Transformed

6/08/2011 05:04:00 PM Posted In Edit This 10 Comments »
I've been in Nashville tending my grandchildren while my daughter in law had surgery.  She's doing fine, I had a great time with the children,  and I've returned to the Mitten.  I decided I brought the N'ville weather home with me because it's been beastly hot and humid  (Temp in the 90s!) ever since I got back, much like what was going on down there.  I don't do well in that kind of weather (does anyone?), so I am ever so happy that I live in a time of air conditioning.    My friend, Vicki, told me today that it was hot before I got here and that it might Not be my fault (she's very nice that way)! 

So, now that I'm home, I started drawing again.  I decided that the Dot Man had served his purpose by getting me back to work, but I'm still not quite bursting with creative energy.  Today I started on another version of him, this time in pencil.  This is just the preliminary drawing done with a hard pencil lead.  I put on a CD of Trumpet Concertos, turned up the volume,  and started.  It didn't take long before I was totally immersed in it and the time flew by.  It felt really good to be back!  Here he is, in his humble beginnings.  The scan isn't very good ... perhaps next time I should close the cover of the scanner - wadda ya think?


10 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

Nancy,

I really liked dotman, but I love this. It is so nice to see you online again and drawing.

But do close the scanner next time.

xoxo

freebird said...

I think he's looking good. I've heard that just showing up is the hard part and once you start drawing or painting getting lost in it is the result. Looks like it's true!

bettyfromtexas said...

Freebird is so right!! You've done the hard part, and just look at this wonderful result!

Sandy in Michigan said...

Good to see you're back and had a good time with the grandkids. The scan is a bit light but from what I can see he's full of character already!

Deborah said...

Great start! Yeah, closing the cover is helpful. I put a sheet of black paper over my zentangles and then crop them. This seems to help.

creativesqueblog said...

Yes, maybe next time close the scanner cover! I love your pencil drawing because his face shows so much character. Well done.

marancat said...

Good to see you back - and to see Dotman appear in another guise! Yes, I think you should close the lid! I confess that I put a book on top of my pages before I scan them - seems to help prevent some of the shadows that appear if the paper is a bit wrinkled. Then I crop the scan. (Of course, you have to avoid heavy tomes...!)

Cathy Holtom said...

Glad your back, this looks as if it could be something really good.
I hate the heat too!

Sandra said...

You are a nice mom and grandma. Truly hope that all is now well.
Like the drawing.

Alex said...

the scan looks good to me, and loving the progress so far. Hopefully things are all better and that your family is healthy.