Saturday, June 23, 2007
The sun has finally gone down and now I can sit in my darkened room and not feel like I am missing out on a perfect Flip Flop day. The above is my version of the "landscape" myriorama. The parameters for this were very narrow. The size, the template and even the colors were prescribed. I hadn't worked within such narrow confines since (gasp!) art school (although, since then, there have been plenty of perfectly lame illustration jobs I have turned down).
The Power is all Mine
The small size was delightful, too. I tend to work small, mostly because I have a small work area, but I am intrigued by the idea of tiny worlds. I had a moment of being god to a very flat, insignificant world. I get intimidated easily, and the calm waters and grassy knolls presented very safe vistas for controlled, miniature frolicking. One of the reasons I have slacked off on the Submarine comic is that the world was getting so complicated and there were so many characters (five, but that is a lot of permutations!). Of course, any excuse is lame (especially now that I am looking at it in stark courier).