Self-portrait – I thought I should make some use of the watercolour pad I bought a couple of months ago, so:

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I considered cropping out the especially out-of-control yellow patch top left, but what the hey – ‘warts and all’.



Starting from a rather unsuccessful charcoal drawing of crumpled paper, added water soluble ink and a little bit of tinted pencil shading and some red watercolour and a thin wash background:


Boosting the image in a computer seemed to make it stronger, so I added more watercolour to try and get the same effect on paper:


Red, blue and green (a storyboard)

If politics =

red versus blue

left versus right

mutual interdependence versus individual freedom to choose

public goods versus private property rights,

is green more red than blue?


(rotating the left-right axis to draw expanding circles of concern)

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(panning down across the circles and out again)

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(zooming in)

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