I've seen cars in the past that were painted "gold". Which always turned out to be a metallic brown shade. But yesterday I saw GOLD!! Shiny, shiny, SHINY gold. Was it a wrap? I'm betting that 's the case. Aside from the garishness, shouldn't there be a "now don't do that" regarding highly reflective finishes on something that's driving around in the sun. And thereby reflecting all that sunlight directly into the eyes of fellow motorists? I'd vote for that.
Pablo Villicana-Lara was the featured speaker/demonstrator at the California Watercolor Association's general meeting last night. Great talk and demonstration. One particular thing caught my ear, though, and it was when he mentioned that he hated painting noses. And being a guy that does portraiture, that's an issue!
What's funny is that I describe myself, when wearing my cartooning hat, as a guy who likes to draw funny noses! Take away funny noses and what's left?!
And so, inspired by that observation, here's a literary cartoon for this Thursday morning. (And as a PS - if you hate drawing noses, just try to draw talking elephants with both tusks AND noses in the way!)
This morning's java:
Is everything 30 percent of in my Redbubble store today? It is? Well, all right then! Stuff like this:
I've been working my little fingers off on a nifty new watercolor painting. I saw this singer at a Scottish Games and I happened to catch an expression I loved. And so had to paint it. Here's a closeup!
Vultaire has an attitude, that's for sure. Latest sale from my Redbubble store. The link shows a tote bag but it's available on Tshirts, phone cases, pretty much everything.
It's clearly a universal truth - the universe inexorably tends toward Scottishness. How else to explain a tartan occurring naturally upon the ground?
So weird. Somehow, my iPhone's weather app saved two Walnut Creek, CA weather reports. You know how it works, right? You go to the city you're concerned with and it shows the current and future temps and weather for that city. So ... both are Walnut Creek. And both were added from my home. And both show exactly the same .... ummm, er ...
So how weird is this? It's been going on for weeks. Each of the Walnut Creeks has kinda similar temps. But not the same. They've varied up to three degrees at times. And in these two screen shots you can see those variations for the current day and also different highs and lows going forward.