Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Amber Session Two, Refining

Very happy about how this is coming...slowly and working all over the painting, refining the drawing and still working a lot with the values of the shadows especially. The light was changing in the room a lot today...and some of the effects were fun so I put them in...but it's definitely nice to have a little more time to look closely and be more deliberate.

We were talking about birthdays in class and it got me started thinking about how the WWF says we are literally using resources at a rate that two planets couldn't accommodate...and I thought do we have any goals at all as humans? Is this the best we can do as a species...a sort of monster ball where even managing not to massacre each other seems out of reach? And I wonder...if we could live 200 years, would we behave any differently? Our young people have a lot going for them.. I'd like to take the long view for their sake.



  1. The lighting is beautiful on her face and hair.I can see why you are happy with the progress.

    About our world...I can remember my parents saying
    to me and my sisters 40 years ago that we had hard times ahead. They had no idea then what new troubles would be brewing in this century.

  2. I guess that was a bit of a rant on my part...usually I am more upbeat, but would so love to hear some real "vision" in our public discourse. Can we Imagine a world where everyone has access to clean water, food, shelter? Clean renewable energy? A good life with ART, music, education? Call me crazy...I think it's a good idea.