Draw Boxes and Such


Today is Labor Day.

I shall not belabor this point, as it seems unrelated to anything I am about to write. Even so, it’s worth noting.

(Unless it’s just Labor Day, Observed? Someone should check on that. Not me, I’m too busy.)

This is a quick post to let you all in on a little trade secret: actually working on anything is kind of hard. But there are still things to do, and many of them are necessary.

Sorry for dancing around the point. Here, try this:

For a few months, I have hinted at an art project that I plan to do, specifically involving my handmade art posting online. That project? Well, it’s on the back burner now, because I realized it needs more time to come to a boil, simmer, add more ingredients, bring back to a boil, and simmer longer. It will almost certainly come to be in one form or another, just not yet.

Instead of that, I am adding an art project, specifically involving my handmade art posted online.

What madness is this, you may ask?

Well, person of indeterminate identity who sounds strikingly like myself, I can’t tell you yet. Or rather, I will not tell you yet. It’s an exciting collaborative project, though, and I look forward to giving further hints aas time passes.

There is another side to this, however: I’m at best a passable artist. My art is grindingly barely good enough to communicate concepts. I need to get better. With that in mind, I’m putting myself through fake online art school.

DrawABox.com offers a lesson structure that I hope will elevate my art to something closer to desirable. Because I’m terrible at keeping up with some commitments, I’ll post my homework from the site here. Together, we can watch my art go from ‘meh’ to ‘hey that’s not too meh.’

Will it work? Probably!

Will I work? Almost maybe!

If people expect it to show up here with regularity, hopefully I’ll stay more on top of it.

Expect a fair number of posts over the next several weeks. It should be interesting.

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