For the past month I have been working on “Encounter”. The drawing came out of a combination of two photos I had taken back in spring, 2013. In this drawing I take reality and spin it into a slightly different story. The term for this process is ‘artistic license‘. My bending of the truth makes for a much more interesting tale than what I actually saw through the lens of my camera. What do I mean? I invite you to look at my two source photos. (Clicking on them will enlarge them.)
If you can be bothered scrutinizing the photos and comparing them to the drawing – (I suggest you simply take my word for it) – you will see that bits from both photos appear in the drawing. Importantly, I have subtracted that which is unnecessary; various pipes, a Marlboro cigarette ad and, the main omission, the girl walking the dog.
Geiko and dog exchange glances as they approach one another on a Pontocho morning. I can almost imagine them uttering morning greetings, “Ohayou gozaimasu”. This is another of my drawings, therefore, which lurks under a based on a true story umbrella. Julie’s truth.
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