…a potential t-shirt design.
I may have over-amped the color on the cougar drawing. When I showed the original to Trish, she said she couldn’t concentrate on the cougar, it was just too skitzy on the page. That was fine, I intended to have the cougar sort of, um, non-obvious.
Anyway, here are the two versions:
Yeah, yeah; looks different in person. Not necessarily better. Oranger. I have more copies; I’ll see what I can do.
MEANWHILE: Here’s a drawing I’ve been working on; possibly for a t-shirt design. I wanted it to look kind of northwest-native-artsy; and, no, it really doesn’t; BUT I do want to claim some ownership of the potential phrase, “NORTHWEST SURFERS, NATURALLY COOLER.” Again, yeah; surfers in Alaska and the Great Lakes and elsewhere might disagree. Certainly. It’s what people do. Here’s the drawing:
SPEAKING OF WHICH, if you cruise down on the site, you’ll find some commentary on several recent posts. SO, let me give my rebuttal(s):
NO, I hold no animosity toward, nor do I think I’m cooler than P.A. ripper Scott Sullivan (just) because I wear a leash, I’m older, and I don’t grease up my mustache. We all have our own criteria for determining coolness, and I’m really concentrating on being in some category of Hipster; mostly because no one else seems to, despite appearances, want to be identified as a Hipster, despite my use of the word being in no way derogatory.
EQUALLY, I have no problem with the Surf Shop owner, AL PURLEE, who is about my age; despite having had him tell me, probably ten years ago, that I didn’t want a shorter board. “You’re too old, too fat, and you don’t surf enough.” AL was RIGHT. Al was, and is cool; and not just in that automatic coolness one has by owning (or even, by extension, working at) a surf shop; which comes with the added benefit of being able to think anyone who enters your establishment is a kook unless and until proven otherwise. We all have that privilege.
PHOTOS might prove something, but, when I was asked if I have photos of epic waves and empty lineups on the ‘northern coast of Washington State,’ I had to decline. Self-centered? Yes. I do, however, have some awesome shots of frozen peelers on the Great Lakes. NOW, those surfers are (even) cooler. Naturally.