Blue in blue

There’s a traditional kind of drawing called “trois couleurs” where you use three colors of reddish, white and brown chalks to simulate skin tones and create dimensional figures.  I’ve been so enthrall to my blue ball point pen lately that I began wondering what it would be like to do “trois coleurs en bleu” using different kinds of pens.  So I bought several different brands of pens and have begun trying them out in different ways.

Naturally I have to do some koi using these blue pens.  These are test koi.  They’re floating in a pocket notebook and the darks hatched around them give me much practice making parallel lines.

It’s rather therapeutic and calming, let me assure you.

koi color music

I caught a lot of fish yesterday.  And all day I’ve been dreaming about my return to the pond tomorrow.  The fish change between media and from one format to another.  Doing the same motif, all kinds of little shifts occur in this koi jazz.

Me of Long Ago

Before I let my hair grow very long and looked in profile toward the left, I looked like this.  This image is a photo of a xerox of a drawing that I made at an uncertain date long ago.  I don’t know where the original drawing is now, but since I inherited from my Depression Era-surviving parents a deep reluctance to throw anything away, I’m fairly confident it will turn up.

The blue is an exaggeration of a picture of a picture.   I think it’s very jazzy, very Miles Davis.  I was Kind of Blue, you see.

I have a whole box of ancient drawings.  Sometime, I need to go through them and do my walk down Memory Lane.