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Recently noted the words "purse, lipstick, and ..." somewhere, and somehow the image of large lips floated into my head. Spent a good amount of time trying to figure out why that phrase evoked the image, until I spotted that it's very near to "pursed lips". Ahh, language.
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Finally have forgotten Neil Gaiman's 「American Gods」 enough to reread it - quite enjoyable. Gaiman reminds me a bit of Stephen King's non-horror fiction (well, except for Stardust, which was a lousy book and worse film). Sometime I'll have to check out the TV series 「Neverwhere」 - if it's as good as the book was, it'll be good times. I understand that comics were made of the series too - I wonder if they're any good.
Sketching: More time exploring the murky ground between would-be-realistic sketches and comics, penned a possible ending to Oyschlisn (long-neglected first comic) that I'm not sure about, posture as aid to emotional expression. One of the things I've long used as a crutch in helping me to progressively visualise parts of the body to which I don't normally pay attention (neck-down) is to have the neckline of the shirt start to define the upper body. I'll need to adapt in order to move beyond this - the idea of someone either with a turtleneck or no shirt is not an easy idea to sketch given my method.
Tempted to conclude that the ending of 「Chicago」 is as likely a dream as the ending to 「Hedwig and the Angry Inch」 (or, more bluntly, the ending to 「Brazil」. I wonder how much of this was an honest attempt to show the vision of happiness people hold onto in a collapsing world, and how much is instead attributable to Americans having such poor taste in films that we dislike anything but the most saccharine endings.
Amused - "cut"s in LJ ( Collapse )