The river of life only flows forward.... but this blog includes posts from the past too - from the original Metaphoratorium,The Puzzled Dragon and The Arts Attic. Little notes, photos and artwork by Mad Mar (Mistryel) Walker
Cubist-like, flattened? Man with a dog, bone, & cigarette
I was shooting for flatness, lines with no heft, or volume, depiction in two dimensions without the illusion of mass, when I drew this little shot - quite a few years ago. A reclining man is smoking a cigarette, while making a dog jump up for a bone. It seems like a summertime drawing, maybe after a picnic. I really like the feel of the chair but that may be because it is the only thing with any discernible three dimensional form. I had been looking at a lot of Picasso but certainly this is not quite that either. The actual drawing has a crease down the middle. You can still see it a bit.