Thursday, January 03, 2008

Obscured Box Tutorial No. 11

Pay close attention, you completists, because this may get complicated, particularly towards the end where we start renumbering the squares.

These are boxes 9-12 when the painting was first unwrapped.

These are the same boxes in the finished painting.


At least to me.

Likewise, albeit somewhat more initially disastrous, here are boxes 13-16--otherwise referred to as "the mouth." I'm not sure why that's in quotes. I mean, it is his mouth...

And here are what one might call boxes 13, 14a, 14b, and 15:

Having come through this rather difficult moment:

(Two quick parenthetical thoughts: a) it takes a big man to admit he is wrong, even when the evidence is staring him in the face, and b) this is one of those moments other than at the beginning when we actually do use a paintbrush.)
Obviously 14a and b are now one box. We just couldn't sort it out otherwise and come up with a convincing image.

The final result is, of course, this:

Having evolved over the space of a number of days from this:

I'm buoyed by next week's weather report--which, by the way, I pronounce with two syllables.
What? Weather, or report? And really, who doesn't?
No. I'm talking about buoyed.
Yeah. A lot of people pronounce it like it was spelled Boyd.
There's a pretty fine line, don't you think?
If you are pronouncing buoy, do you say boy?
Fair enough.


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