Because I've basically been doing yoga for at least nine hours a day. Seriously, when you're balanced over a drawing, or stretching to reach a remote area without disturbing the chalk, or even just gingerly stepping from one place precisely to another to avoid messing up the image at your feet, you are getting an AMAZING workout, from your core to your quads to your back to your shoulders...
So, yes, I'm sore as hell, but I'm still quite pleased with the close of my second day.
1 - NEXT YEAR, OR SOONER, PRINT UP SOME ART BUSINESS CARDS. I've never been asked by interested parties to actually produce art, aside from friends occasionally asking to draw family members. I try to politely decline; not because I'm a jerk, but because the way I work requires a live model over a photograph. Also because my friends are wonderful, and I don't want to make them sad when I tell them exactly how much my time is worth to me, multiplied by the amount of time required to produce a good portrait. So it's easier for all of us for me to claim other obligations, no? I was asked DOZENS of times today for my card, and where I could, I handed out my email address, or the link to this site.
2 - I have GOT to do more color stuff. It's fun!
3 - Of course, that's because chalk is particularly vibrant, so maybe I'll hate it when I start doing paintings again.
4 - Of course, I should stop waffling and get on with the show, no?
The link is the same, but I'm going to post it anyway, in case you're joining us for the first time just now. There are fewer "process" pics, because R spent the day playing golf, and I had to keep remembering to get up to shoot.
The two-part image, "COAST TO COAST: S.C. TO CA." is complete now, and has been shot by the professional photog who is working with the show. I started on a second (or depending on how you count it, third) piece, which is really just me screwing around, where COAST TO COAST was much more planned out.
At any rate, here's the link, and I hope you enjoy the newer images. These are in the same album; the transition comes when I switch back from the grey shirt (yesterday) to the white shirt (today).