so… I thought the bunny upload of the day should reflect that.

 bunnies and pollen

bunnies and pollen

I finally got the tablet up and running so I did this on Gimp.  It’s fun finding out what the program will do within the framework of a task.  I got the idea about pollen from the way the brush tool worked.  That and not wanting to keep doing the thing over.

For the bunnies, it’s the same doodling effort.  Still starting from the ears and making that and the head in one line.  For these I used more than one line because I wanted to work the tablet a bit more.  The baby bunnies was a one-line exercise, though.

OK.   Off to blow my nose again.

Still no tablet, but I decided I prefer what I can do in Gimp better than what I do in Paint.

bunnydoodles

The original task I proposed for myself was to draw a bunny with a single line.  Some of these are done that way.  However, the nature of the way they were drawn required me to go in and add lines to keep the paint in.  While a few look like pathetic attempts of turtles to adopt bunny disguises, there are a couple that are passable as bunny-type gestures.  They seem to capture the essence of the bunny, the rabbit and all it’s manifestations.  That is what I was going for with both the exercise and this post.

The method of comic books is draw and trace.  I forget this a lot of the time which leaves me feeling inadequate to the task of making something expressive and creative.  The more of these kinds of one-line doodles I make, the more I will have to choose from when it comes time to create a story about rabbits.

green-bunnyI could have kept messing with this forever in trying to get it “right”.  Everything is reminding me of spiders (still).

I was inspired by Ed Emberley (who Melanie mentioned in her previous post) and tried working with shapes in Photoshop.   Reminded me very much of playing with a grown-up version of Colorforms.

I had no premeditated message and it took me a while to figure out what the bunny wanted to say.  In fact, I didn’t even realize how the title of this post would come into play until just this red hot minute.   Making an ecological statement was the farthest thing from my conscious mind when I started messing with the shapes.   I had no idea what to title this and so I started with Go Green and a big shrug.  Then adding This Easter sort of materialized.  Now it makes almost too much sense.

I swear there are fairies in my head.