Saturday, March 22, 2008
Winding down a busy week
Last week was a blur. In addition to applying the first layers of color on Ron, a picture book, I also squeezed in a rather large assignment for Read & Rise Magazine (a portion of an illustration above).
I like this style because it is quick and allows me to work very small details without . . . well, without too much detail, if you know what I mean. I painted these (8 spots) in acrylic on Canson paper.
In other news: When it comes to political news coverage, I'm on overload. Politically, I tend to think conservatively. However, when it comes to my vote for President, I'm voting for Obama. As my Book Quiz from yesterday suggested, I'm a conflicted brotha.
I love following the political news coverage, but for the sake of my sanity, I've decided to stop watching. I'm finding myself getting angry. Even depressed.
About a month ago, on the day of the Texas primary, a white coworker pulled me aside and told me of her decision to vote for Obama. "He's not really a black man anyway," she said, referencing his white mother and African father.
Her comment confused me. Unless I misunderstood, was she was open to casting her vote for Obama, as long as she could view him as non-black? I guess. Maybe I read too much into her comment?
As she spoke, I had one of Oprah's ah-ha moments. I figured, the grits are gonna hit the fan — big time — when folks wake up and realize that Obama really is a black man.
I think that happened this past week.