In an earlier post I mentioned my bold shopping experience, when I tapped a basket of strawberries to be the subject of a drawing I had a fancy to undertake.
Anyway, above you can see the final thing. The scan is disgusting, which is why it looks so awful. Frankly I'd like to take a knife to it, but it would only scar my computer screen, and then were would I be? Really, the original is much better.
Actually, a question I would like to put to you is, am I the ONLY PERSON on this sorry planet who CANNOT draw a straight LINE, even WITH A RULER? Using a ruler only made the line uneven and caused it to smudge at the most inconvenient times…so I had to draw the border freehand. Christ.
And there are water smears as well. The explanation is long and irrelevant, so I'll get right to it: walking to work, my shoe got caught between two slabs of sidewalk, where they had started to buckle. A 'phantom' buckle, actually, as the tree whose root undoubtedly caused it was long gone. Anyway, I hit the ground hard, coming up with a thumb that was bleeding gratuitously. Tarantino would have been proud.
So it was bandaged up. That evening, in the course of washing the stratum of makeup from my face, the bandage became water-logged. I didn't notice this until I started to draw and the smears appeared. Oh, how I dispaired.
Still, you know…on second thought…maybe this drawing isn't so ugly. Perhaps we should just say it has a face that only a mother can love.