Fellow blogger and artist Matt Kish has taken on an amazing, and I have to say, ambitious project. He is creating a drawing every day for every page of the classic novel Moby Dick.
The results have been outstanding.
Here are some samples:
Page 189 (Art by Matt Kish)
Page 204 (Art by Matt Kish)
Page 201 (Art by Matt Kish)
It takes an incredible amount of self-discipline, let alone time and attention, to pursue a project such as this one.
To see all of the amazing artwork, you can follow the project on the official blog:
I, for one, am in complete awe of what Matt Kish is doing, and I am looking forward to seeing this project unfold to it's completion.
(Come to think of it, I've never even read Moby Dick! Need to work on that.)
Have a sweet weekend folks!
You'll have to forgive this last week's inactivity here on WPR. The beginning of a new calendar year often brings about a good bit of rearranging and re-prioritizing. I'll not bore you with the details, but I am taking even greater steps to take better care of myself every day. My very active artistic life can only thrive if it can stand on an increasingly healthy physical life. Especially as one gets older, one cannot deny the effect that poor health has on a body. I am taking a comprehensive approach by tackling my sleeping, nutrition, and exercise. I think it is one of the best investments I can make in myself.
With that said, WPR will be back at full throttle this week with new posts and a new banner for 2011. Other changes are in store along with several big announcements in the next few weeks. Of course, more art will be unveiled at Tropical Shade of Green.
In the meantime, here's a look at what I've been enjoying lately . . .
The other day, my sister handed her phone over to me and made me play a game called "Angry Birds". Needless to say, I really loved it. I think this cinematic trailer provides a good explanation of what it's about:
Many days ago I read this post (--> http://zenhabits.net/habitses/) by Leo from Zen Habits. He advocates, among other things, that when we start a habit we should make it so easy that we will laugh at ourselves if we don't continue it.
Doing just 3 push ups a day.
Flossing just 1 tooth.
Waking up just 5 minutes before your regular time.
Honestly, I thought this idea was ridiculous, I mean, what possible gains could you expect by doing so little.