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Illustration Friday: FLUID


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No John, you don't get away that easy! How'd you do it? Looks like a photograph, and then you have the 'reflection' with the usual fuzzy appearance.

John Cox:


Am I standing accused of mailing this one in? Like I find an old shot and mess with it then call it "my work"?

Well, someone has been sleeping in class.


That's really pretty.

My mind is bouncing back & forth between, "The reflection shouldn't be a mirror image" & "Who cares? It's art, dude--& it's really pretty. Just enjoy it."

Is there an explanation for this feeling in a viewer (other than the fact he is a head case)?


As soon as I hit the post button, I come up with a "solution" so my mind can be OK "OK with it."

I can accept the reflection if I consider the top half to be a 2-D painting (as if it might be a mural on a canal wall) instead of thinking everything in the picture is a 2-D rendering of a completely 3-D scene...

...& I think to myself, "What a wonderful world."

John Cox:

HEY T (Anon)

I conceived the illustration as a woman posing at a spa, poolside.

Imagine the perspective from an inch above the water surface...WAY BACK.


If the line of sight was really low, wouldn't that put a limit on "the [perceived] height" of the water's surface when rendered in 2-D, cutting off the bottom of the reflection?

Apologies if I'm bugging you with the questions. I'm trying to re-learn this stuff after 20+ years of doing very little of it (& I have no formal training). I can envision images I want to put to paper/canvas/???, but I don't have the skills anymore/yet.

When I get that "feeling" [of not perceiving things quite right], it's because either reality is counter to my intuition, or concept is counter to reality (& I can't rest without knowing).

Thanks for putting up with me.

John Cox:

Cool. Yer plugged in, dude.

Andrew A. Sailer:

Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass' favor.

What are the best headphones to completely block out sound for my project?

Steve M:

Parrish the thought.


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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