Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Ghetty

The proportions of any head-to-toe figure study I do, esp. with the brush pens, tends to suck. Yesterday at the Getty things went a little better than ever before, and I am grateful.

These are sketched from some of their smaller bronzes. The figure above is a wonderfully Mannerist piece by Adrien de Vries--he's working a bellows with one foot while playing the cymbals, (I know, "Duh...").

Wouldn't it be fun to have a TAG group museum visit? I hear LACMA has re-hung their collection and it's worth a look. In August the Getty is having a Bernini exhibit that will be a must-see. Are they ready to play...TAG?

p.s. I am trying to be a better Blog citizen. Sorry I missed yesterday's get together.


Tom Moon said...

Sorry we missed you too Marty. Yep. Gotta check into the TAG blog regularly so you don't miss anything. Ellis checks the blog every 20 minutes or so, I figure.

How is your comic book coming?

Tom Moon said...

In fact, let's see just how long it takes Ellis to respond to this message. Time...starts... NOW! 7:14 pm Thursday, March 6, 2008.

Mr Goodson said...

i'm home. i respond 904 pm

rickart said...

Nice drawings!

A museum visit sounds cool, and haven't been to the Getty since they moved from Malibu. It's kind of a far drive, but perhaps if the timing is right we could do it on one of our trips to SD.

Mr Goodson said...

Excellent work Marty. Impressive inking. How comfortable do you get when you're sketching. Do you sit or stand?

Is Blair working at the Getty?

Davis Chino said...

Tom, unfair razzing of Ellis! He is the conscience of the TAG Blog.

The comic is going nowhere right now.

I would like to sit more while I draw, but I am almost always forced to stand. After a few hours my lower back gets a little pouty.

Blair is not working for the Ghetty, but she does research there from time to time.

Rick, the museum visit will rock. Plan on a long drive from Casa Moon. You can stop at our place on your way.

Ellis, what happened to our TAG table at the CON?

Mr Goodson said...

Marty, I'm bugging the con people now for the word. I'll make a fresh post when I have confirmation of a small press table.

Tom Moon said...

I only say that about Ellis because I check the blog every 10 minutes. I have no other social life.