Monday, June 16, 2008

It Happens


I'm dismantling my old sketchbooks for a show and selling purposes and also a possible book. Long story short, this is was my current favourite drawing (First posted April 30Th) an thus sitting atop a pile. Home renovations, radiator pipe burst, spray. This drawing was the only on damaged. My question being, is it lost? Should I try and save it or just move on? Did the water damage to it any favours? It's hard to let go sometimes.What to do? Your thoughts?

10 comments:

Chad Wallace said...

I like it just the way it is! It looks like a hot, hazy summer afternoon in NY.

suzanne said...

Definitely, definitely not lost. I would say it has been enhanced...but that would imply that the original needed help. Which it doesn't. Different but good.

Hans Jenssen Illustration said...

Dude, its cool. If you're anything like me, when you start trying to rescue things, you just screw them up.

Pyracantha said...

I thought you meant it to be that way!
Or perhaps you had put it through a Photoshop "artistic filter."

Stephen Gardner said...

thanks for playing along guys, I'm not going to touch it but I did go out yesterday and buy a folder to put all the drawings in so I won't have to go through that again.

I'm trying to like it but but damage is damage.

I really appreciate your kind words.

wagonized said...

I thought the water damage was a deliberate effect until i read the caption. Long live fortunate accidents like this.

Suzanne said...

No, it's not lost. I like it.

Stephen Gardner said...

Now I'm liking it again, thanks for taking the time to give me your opinions.

Edith said...

Amazing, I was about to comment how much I liked it -- the energy. I didn't notice the "damage" until you mentioned.

Edith said...

whoops, that wasn't edith, I'm just signed in as her -- susie