Pin The Ear On Vinnie: If It’s Party Time, He’s Your Gogh-To Guy
Well, enough of serious subjects like caramel apples– let’s do something frivolous… : )
Most people are marginally familiar with painter Vincent van Gogh, and the story of how he cut off part of his own ear. Is it possible to do a tasteful cartoon on this subject? Well, probably not, but I have done a silly cartoon on it– here it is:
‘Ear now, that’ll be enough of that, as the English police constable said… : P
The cartoon dates back to the early 1990s– before Photoshop, before I had a computer. But it also dates back to this week– how can that be?
My original plan was just to scan in the original (done with markers and watercolors), and post it as an example of what my work looked like 20 years ago. Kind of a see, you-do-get-better-if-you-keep-at-it kind of thing.
Then I saw how washed out the scan looked, and my vanity kicked in: I’ll just clean it up a little in Photoshop, I thought. Right. Three hours later…
Here’s the scan:
I think we can draw at least two conclusions from all this:
1. Photoshop can make old junk more presentable, but it’s no substitute for hard work
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