A little milk, a little space. A little fruit, a little taste.
Our cover story:
From fruitarians to Hannibal Lecters.
Similar alphabet system to Greek and fascinating numbers from the language of the Jews.
I’ve added an “upcoming events” section. The idea is to list interesting events happening around the world. Hopefully, one of them occurs where you live, and you can experience the fun. Art exhibitions, science fairs, cultural shows and technological displays are all fair game.
One of them is the Buenzli 19, a demoscene party. It’s held in Switzerland from 20 to 22 August. I’ve never been to a demoparty before, so if you’ve been to one, please tell me what it’s like.
If you know any other fun events, please let me know.
This was one of the practice drawings in the book I’m learning pencil drawing from. As you can see, I’m still shaky on the straight lines. But it gave the drawing a raw kind of feel.
I’m also still learning to judge distances and perspective. The original drawing had more of the house outside the window. When I drew mine, the tree on the right cramped up with the upper right window (of the house opposite from where we are), which also cramped up with the tree stump that’s in the middle of the picture.
For whatever reason, I was seized by the urge to try drawing. I was browsing in a Times bookstore, and I happened on this drawing kit. It consisted of a CD of about an hour of an artist teaching you how to draw. There’s also an instruction book for you to follow along. That was interesting.
But I didn’t buy that. After a couple more visits to the bookstore, I finally searched more on learning artwork. And I found a huge thick book by Barrington Barber, called The Complete Book of Drawing (Amazon affiliate link).
After some self debating, I decided to buy that book instead. After flipping through a few pages, I sense I’m going on an awesome adventure. And then I went out to buy some minimal art supplies.
I practised on the drawing exercises. It was tough. I had trouble keeping my eye on the tip of the pencil as I drew. Eventually, I felt I could try imitating some of the tough-looking drawings in the book. And this was my landscape drawing: