is this progress or losing the plot… ?

Posted: September 15, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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brasskey-in-processhmmm…. every line for the illustration of “Brass key, back door” feels superfluous to the photo study
brass-key-back-door-photo-study-Mo-2014you can see Old Man Crow playing it live here

Comments
  1. dinahmow says:

    Looks like one of the those have glass of wine (or cup of coffee) moments. Lately, they seem to be all I have! sigh…

  2. Jane B (epocktextiles) says:

    go with your heart and your gut, I’m sure you’ll get there

  3. Carol says:

    I don’t think anything you draw is ever superfluous, Mo. I’m always amazed at what appears from under you hand and I’m sure this will work itself out in time. Maybe take a break…

  4. Martha McLemore says:

    What if the crow is trailing the key on the string behind him, headed for the door plate, instead of flying away? Or flying away (since the song is about a man leaving the house), but still trailing the key behind?

    Whatever you decide will be good – your work always is!

  5. Dana says:

    I’m wondering if part of the problem isn’t scale. The elements are proportionally much larger in the photo study, In the drawing they are becoming lost. Also, they miss their shadows. I know you’ll hit the right note soon and the whole drawing will begin to sing!

  6. work= progress in my book Mo 🙂 xxx Wwhen I saw the first image I saw the word Love xxx

    • Mo Crow says:

      Y’know this one started out on a road trip, the man was doing free association & I was writing down whatever came next…
      “Brass key, back door
      freeze dried, what for
      primo primo last chance
      makes about as much sense as alphabet soup!”
      by Rod Morgan on a road trip back in 1993

  7. karen says:

    well i love it Mo, it has a ghost like quality and a gentleness…

  8. handstories says:

    I really like both- the photo sets a mood & your drawing has movement & evokes story.

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