I continue to be disappointed with Moleskine. I wish I had been buying their sketch books when I first discovered them. I really loved the paper then. I think about six years ago something changed. The paper became softer and less able to handle the abuse from drawing. Cache seems to have picked up the formula Moleskine used to have but their paper seems a little thinner, but it's close. I haven't used Moleskine for a few years but decided to try a sketch book out again. It's OK, but I still remember how good it once was. This is a pencil drawing in my Mole.
Just as I was getting to a good stopping point on this at the bar at the end of a few beers I had the idea of putting the face on Mars on the ground below the figure. I guess the lighting struck a memory? Anyway, the real thing I'm trying to figure out is what to make the ground out of. I don't mind putting fabric in there, I think that can be a useful way to help a composition or reinforce the light source. But what are the wires and pipes coming out of? What holds them together? Other things to figure out are to consider if gravity applies in this world (I tend to think of it as a suggestion) or if it's under water? I borrow objects and effects from the real world as reference points so the viewer will be able to use to understand the other elements that might not exist.
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