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ArtLung [Joe Crawford]

Web developer & user interface engineer
Tinkering with the web since 1996

email: joe@artlung.com · twitter: @artlung · (photo from instagram)
San Diego, California, USA

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Time to refill the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Thank you Niki Buckno for talking about this pen!

Swarm Checkins

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I was willed this Buddha Board when John left. Paint with water! This one is by Greg.

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Elegant Design.

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Katie & Jesse are getting married

Thomas Paine on Property

via PochoBlog:

Personal property is the effect of society; and it is as impossible for an individual to acquire personal property without the aid of society, as it is for him to mike land originally. Separate an individual from society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot acquire personal property. He cannot be rich. So inseparably are the means connected with the end, in all cases, that where the former do not exist the latter cannot be obtained. All accumulation, therefore, of personal property, beyond what a man’s own hands produce, is derived to him by living in society; and he owes on every principle of justice, of gratitude, and of civilization, a part of that accumulation back again to society from whence the whole came.

Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice, 1797

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Workspace. I enjoy sticky notes.

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OMG Squee! @patrickjclarke brought in his Mazinger Z and I am gleeful!

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TV time @artlung toons from last night.

Rotsy, Byzantine Hair, and Life Drawing

20 minute pose @drsketchysd

I’m drawing again. Regularly. I went to Dr. Sketchy’s this past weekend and it was a blast. Life drawing is stressful to me, but it was a great exercise to let go of judgment and just try to draw. They did 1 minute, 2 minute, 5 minute, 10 minute, and 20 minute poses. I feel cozy with 10 minutes to think and draw. During short poses I have no idea where to start. Start with a detail? Start with an overall pose? My life-drawing skills were never really great, with a few exceptions, but they’ve gone pretty fallow.

Brush practice: the woman with the Byzantine hair.

I like blue pencil, inked over top best.

But what I love and gives me the best joy lately is just taking sheets of cardstock, basically blank index cards, and drawing. Sometimes at work, on papers I take notes on. Anywhere, really. Trying to keep a notebook too.

Tonight's @artlung toon I named "Rotsy"

I forgot to draw for years. It helps me think and gives me joy. Even if I’m a mediocre draughtsman, it still gives me joy.

Time for a little Batman doodle.

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Tonight’s @artlung toon I named “Rotsy”

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