Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Page 1, Part 3 (Dan)

I've done a lot of work on this page, and here's the explanation: I could have just added a background, but it seemed to me that there would be something lacking.

Besides, it seemed to me like the woman with the two dogs was looking beyond the other woman, and not straight at her. Why, I wondered, was that? What was it that she was looking at? Once I settled on the third dog, I couldn't just place it on the page - floating out there - unless I created a setting for it. I wouldn't know where to put it.

There was also the thought that since I started the first page, I should probably finish it, otherwise it would be Raena that would do so. We both sort of felt that Raena should start the second page of the Moleskine by right. (It's only just and proper that she should feel the excitement and anxiety of the blank page, don't you think?)

So to tried to keep the bar high and to live up to the great drawing I received back from Raena. I worked very hard to do the picture well. It became far more involved than I ever intended, really. At every step there was a challenge. At every step, nervousness and hesitation. All in all, a great experience.

If you would like to know more - much more - about how I did this picture, you can visit my blog.

I realize that ultimately I pretty much dominated this page. But I figure that some pages will be more Raena, and some more mine, and some pretty evenly half & half, and that'll be the way that it goes. Raena and I exchanged a few e-mails, and I believe that she understands this and agrees.

So off to Texas, and on to page 2! I hereby declare this page done!