First figures of 2010

Back to Thursday AM figure drawing class... Used an A4 moleskine with H and 4B pencils. Cropped for interest.

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Must get art supplies...




Visualising the modes... Lydian

This is where you can see how subtle the differences between the musical modes can be. The Lydian mode scale illustrated below is almost identical to the 1st posted Ionian (natural major scale), except that the 4th interval (dotted green wave) is augmented (or a semi-tone sharper), resulting in a sound altogether unique.
The next on my list is the Mixolydian, which is also only very subtly different from the natural major. How reluctant the human mind can be to grasp subtlety. We're all 99.9% genetically identical, 0.01% different. Yet that 0.01% difference makes up probably 99% of our perception of each other. No wonder we're all crazy.

Fairwell washing line

Killed by potmouse the destroyer last weekend. Your tethered and sun-kissed sinu will be sorely missed. 2007-2010 RIP

Since it's a Sunday, and there's death in the air, a verse from the 'Good' Book...

Exodus 32:27 (New International Version)

Then he said to them, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.' "


Radio Protector

Press your headphones tightly against your ears. Ignore everything else. Just listen.


New year is so last week.

Somewhere a permanent marker is dribbling streams of quasi-consciousness all over a block of primed canvas.

Welcome back to reality?