Wow. Long day. Gonna be a long week. Good, exciting but long.
Now that I have gotten that out of my system. We are having two doses (one in the morning, the other in the evening of the business of illustration with Jim Carson. Jim is methodically going through what it is to run your own business. Very insightful and thoughtful--presented in a very informed and casual way with Jim quoting magazines and developing the point anecdotally. Then its full bore from 9-12 and 1-4 with CF Payne who is wonderful. He is very craft and process focused which is something I have been really wanting. His energy is infectious and he talks a mile a minute from everything Sonic french fries (they dip them in vanilla ice cream before they cook them) to art and illustration history. He is impassioned about everything. And really listening to him roar...yields a lot of information. He demonstrated how he works up a likeness..using tracing paper as the key to his development. He also showed how he transferred his trace to a board (he uses a lucy....which for many of the crowd in the room was new stuff...my age was peeking out). He also showed us a little exercise having to do with composition called "teapot/teacup" which we had to work on last night. Today he is demonstrating his technique which should be cool.
Met with J. Thompson on my thesis. All very positive. Keep on truckin'.
Critique on the San Francisco pictures tonight. Should be a little longer.