Monday, May 22, 2006

EDM Challenge #68 - Draw your computer













My computer is (surprisingly) my new best friend. I have really enjoyed the world it has opened up to me. I have met more people of like interests through my computer in the last few months than at any other time in memory (probably doesn't mean anything). I have received freely given positive criticism and those with negative opinions have kept them to themselves. It has been the best venue for my art that I have yet found.
The conundrum is that the more this works for me, the more I am motivated to work, the more work I produce, the more I am motivated to post, the more I am motivated to surf, and lur, checking the work of other [who are working - not lurking!] and the consequential lack of priduction is, motivated by those I saw while lurking, replaced by working, working, working, which I then post, which leads to...

9 comments:

Lin said...

GREAT sketch, Jan! And you've nailed the conundrum on its head!!! SO VERY TRUE!!!! If I ever get off the computer and do more art -- I too am right back to posting and drooling over everyone else's! Love your words --and your computer!

Felicity said...

Gotta agree 100%!!!! Great drawing. I love my pc too and the art I see and the inspiration I get is incredible, I couldn't give that up - but then I'm not drawing. I'm trying to do both but it's difficult!!

Arenzera said...

Your equation for work is interesting ;-)

Have you seen the website deviantART before?

Keep up the cool work!

Anonymous said...

I really like the sketch and love the "productivity graph"! LOL. Also - I really like your style of printing/writing. Very distinctive and artful.
Cheers! Mary Ellen

shirley said...

I love your computer sketch and accompanying text. Those new pens really have inspired you!

Bonny said...

I'm in the same boat along with the rest of you when it comes to shared time between my pc and my drawing/art - not to mention daily life! But the flip side of the time on the pc is that through various art related sites, I'm learning so much! It's like having a library and art school right at your fingertips. Even as little as 5 years ago, I shunned the computer thinking one computer person in the family was enough... I've since thought how much richer my life has become through new friends and new interests.

Linda said...

Truth! Wonderfully said! (and drawn)
:-)

Shelly McC said...

Excellent drawing!

Jennafer said...

I love the quality of your lines in all of your drawings and your writing. You have the ability to make a computer look organic and a really neat way. Thanks for the tip about the gray markers!