Posts tagged ‘rooster’
July 24th, 2012
This is probably the most detailed vector drawing I’ve done in awhile. Not exactly a masterpiece but what I see in it is that I am regaining my ability to focus on one project and finish it.
Why “Coq du Rhone?” Been drinking a lot of Cote Du Rhone wines lately and so the play on words just kind of popped into my head.
And why a rooster?
I was thinking of a story I learned a long time ago about a Chinese ink brush artist and a rooster. I will tell it here even though I am sure to butcher it somehow:
There was a master painter in the town. A wealthy man came to him and commissioned a painting of a rooster. The man said he would be back in a week to pick it up. Later in the week the man returned to see the artist’s progress. The artist said he had nothing to show him, but that he would certainly be finished at the end of the week. At the end of the week the man returned to the artist, and was perturbed to see that the artist still hadn’t begun his painting. Then the artist whipped out a piece of paper and painted an masterful image of a rooster.
But the man was outraged. “I paid good money to have you do this work and it only took you a minute to complete!”
“Yes sir,” said the artist, “but you have not seen all the hundreds of paintings I have done of roosters this week so I would be able to arrive at this one!”
And that in essence is Chinese ink brush painting. A far cry from how I am approaching these vector drawings but still. That story has always stuck with me for some reason.