(pt 2) explanations and some thoughts on stuff
Sunday, February 19, 2006

I read a really disturbing blog.. All I can say to him is "it's just lines on paper". I might be good at capturing a certain likeness but that doesn't make me a better "artist" than anyone just makes me better's all hand and eye coordination and that can be learned..also I would suggest looking at the works of artist Vermeer(sp) to see how he handled light.
It's all an illusion just to trick the eye into seeing a third dimension that's not really there..Highlights midtones and shadows..
The way I learned it was by the use of an opaque projecter. the old timers called it camera obscura..project the image onto your paper or canvas and then go over it...eventually your eye will see it that way without the use of the device...and practice, practice, practice...

I'm sorry I'm going on so, but I never had a drawing of mine effect someone so much...


Monday, February 20, 2006 7:10 AM


Yeah, well, your "River on Canton" piece made feel inadequate. People trashed me plenty for it already in private. :( So, you can be assured I'll never make the mistake of ever voicing that again.

Monday, February 20, 2006 1:36 AM


Well, I haven't read the disturbing post, so my comments may be off base.

You are a very talented artist, and if something about that upsets, offends, or makes another person envious, that's their problem. You aren't responsible for the emotional reactions people might have to your work (except all the oohs, ahhs, and happy squeals of your fans when we see another of your drawings!).

Any time a person is really, really good at something, a small percentage of people will feel inadequate and hate them for it.

I can't draw beyond stick figures, but my life is enriched by your work. I can't act, but my life is enriched by Nathan Fillion's talent. Most people will appreciate the good work you do and not let negative emotions ruin their enjoyment. Again, the others are not your problem.

Sunday, February 19, 2006 9:59 PM


Hey M,
Don't know if you got your PC fixed or not but if you haven't I may be able to help. I build and repair PC's for a living and have been able to restore the contents of crashed hard drives on numerous occasions. I would need to know more about the situation of course and could not make any promises
but 4 out the 5 "dead systems" i got in the last few months (seems to be a rash of them lately) I was able to fully restore all data. The fifth was totally dead as in she saw sparks fly out the back of it before she called me. Not much i could do with that except perform last rights... here lies this data. I knew it well...

Sunday, February 19, 2006 9:28 PM


With love comes envy


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