Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Advice for the Image Morgue

I remember, years ago, one of those Walter Foster books on cartooning, gave advice for collecting pictures for the image morgue. The guy said, y'know, collect pictures of everything you might need — lawnmowers and lampposts, buckets and barstools—not just the things you have a weakness for, like (in his case) pretty girls and streamlined trains.

My picture morgue has diversity alright, but I too have a weakness—for pretty girls and galaxies as seen from other worlds. I hardly ever find the two subjects together, but here at least I get double the galaxy— a cool painting by David A. Hardy of colliding galaxies seen over a civilization influenced by their privileged view. Hardy's website can be found here.


M. D. Jackson said...

Almost, but not quite. Maybe I should go back to it and put a galaxy back there. That might perk it up a bit.

If I do you'll be the first to see it.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Yeah, yeah, almost! A galaxy is always worth the effort. But, nice M.D., very nice.