The Joker... my latest drawing

Hey I know everyone comes here for photography, and primarily HDR photography at that! Well, this is "kinda" photography, in that it is, technically, a photo. The only thing more recursive is if I would have made a drawing of me taking a photo of this drawing, but, of course, I'd have to take a photo of that to so I could get it on the blog.


Normally, I hate to show work-in-progress. It kind of takes the magic out of it a bit, you know? Maybe not. I remember a few days ago at the talk, I forgot to tell the crowd, "Okay look, this all may be a real disappointment to you all when you see how it is done! Sometimes the best part of magic is not seeing the steps betwixt!" But, oh well... it was a pretty techy crowd, and they like hangin' out in Photoshop too... It's all good.


As you guys know, I think drawing is a nice way to help out with photography a bit... I think it certainly helps you to notice things. I mention a bit about that in an article here on the site (in case you missed it) called "10 Principles of Beautiful Photography".


(and don't be offended by the "Toy" camera bit... if you have a small camera... and if you are a flickrite you are probably smarter than the average bear and you have a good one... I even have an LX3 as a backup)


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Taken on March 1, 2009