Saturday, February 2, 2013
Last night, I checked to see what this week's prompt for Illustration Friday was. "Wheel". Hmm... I was rather uninspired, but hoped something would come to me in my sleep. Instead, I dreamed of wind and snow. No help.
So I thought maybe I'd do something wheelish in relation to groundhogs or Superbowls. Again, nothing came to me.
I looked at some cool photos of ferris wheels and carousels that would have made nice paintings or drawings, but... ugh... couldn't bring myself to tackle any of them. The reason?
I don't like drawing circly curvy things. I mean, sure, there's gonna be curves, but I just wasn't up to having them be the predominant feature of an artplay. Illustration Fridays are for freehand (my rule), and drawing big circles freehand seems too much like WORK.
So in the end, I decided to rebel and pay homage to a handy workhorse for those times when it absolutely, postively has to be round. Our friend the drafting compass. I thought I might do a fancy schmancy one, like architects use, but then came across a reference for the humble mass produced version from our school days.