#102 sun face

I’m drawing on another box. I decided to draw on a few more until I get it right because the Cigar Box Guitar parts are around $100. The box I found to practice on this time is an old sewing box. It’s a lot larger than the cigar boxes. I wanted to put a Sun Face into the drawing but I had to practice it a few times. After I got the outline drawn I kept going.

I practiced two things I’m not very good at, faces and graphite pencils. I rarely post practice material and the low light photo didn’t make it look any better.

 

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#101 – CBG

 

Everything went well. I spent seven hours today finishing the drawing. There’s a lot of mistakes and mis-measurements but no one would notice unless I pointed them out. Next I’m going to put a sealer on to keep the ink in place. I was able to get most of the pencil marks out but some left grooves in the wood grain. Hopefully the sealant will hide that.

 

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At the bottom left of the corner. There’s my accidental Sharpie mark. Hopefully alcohol will get it off. I don’t want ti lighten the wood and make it really stand out. Now I’ll give it to my brother and let him assemble it as a Cigar Box Guitar.

 

 

#101 – progress

 

I have one side of the cigar box ready. Think I’m going to wrap it around to the other side of the box. One thing I’m having trouble with is the pencil guidelines. I pressed too hard and left grooves in the grain. Hopefully the acrylic sealer will help hide it.

 

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#101 – cbg difficulties

 

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I’m not sure what kind of wood this is made of. I’ve sanded and degreased it but I’m still getting oily spots. The Micron pens definitely won’t work on this. They smear too easy even on paper. The sharpies are drying O.K. but the tips are wearing too fast. At least they’re cheap. It took the entire day to get this far. I didn’t want to start applying the ink so soon but I was losing my pencil lines. Even pencil doesn’t stick too this wood. I have a big smudge mess going on in the center, I hope that cleans up. I’ll let it dry over night and see what happens t’mar.

 

 

#101 -a cigar box guitar

 

My brother makes Cigar Box Guitars. They’re pretty well made. Here’s a sample of a few

 

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I’m going to try and do a drawing onto one of these. I tried once with a practice box and it had a difficulty factor of 8/10 because it sets up off the desk. Prepping the box helped give it the texture of paper and roughen it up to hold ink. I’m not sure if I’ll use a sharpie or a micron pen yet. I’ll finish it with an acrylic sealant to keep the ink from running.

 

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Here’s the beginning layout. I’m going to cover the entire box, I think.

 

 

#100

 

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Cheap Trick – Surrender

 

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Mother told me, yes, she told me I’d meet girls like you.
She also told me, “stay away, you’ll never know what you’ll catch.”
Just the other day I heard a soldier falling off some Indonesian junk that’s going round.
Mommy’s alright, daddy’s alright, they just seem a little weird.
Surrender, surrender, but don’t give yourself away.
Father says, “your mother’s right, she’s really up on things.”
“before we married, mommy served in the wacs in the Philippines.”
Now, I had heard the wacs recruited old maids for the war.
But mommy isn’t one of those, I’ve known her all these years.
Mommy’s alright, daddy’s alright, they just seem a little weird.
Surrender, surrender, but don’t give yourself away.
Whatever happened to all this season’s losers of the year?
Every time I got to thinking, where’d they disappear?
When I woke up, mom and dad are rolling on the couch.
Rolling numbers, rock and rolling, got my kiss records out.
Mommy’s alright, daddy’s alright, they just seem a little weird.
Surrender, surrender, but don’t give yourself away.

starting #100

 

Here’s something I’ve seen others do. So, I’m steeling ideas and claiming them as mine, just to show my own unique individuality. They write something inside their work. I stopped in the very middle of what I was doing and for a few days I’ve tried different ways and measurements to even out the spacing between words or letters. This shit ain’t easy, I had to think and count the little lines on a 1/64th ruler and stuff. Then when I messed up too many time I had to draw out another identical section of the original drawing where this is supposed to fit in. I’m close now, I think I got it.

 

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One more adjustment and I think I’ll have it.

 

 

 

still working on it – #98

I’m just trying to get into the motion and thoughts. There’s just lines then more lines. I only work on it before I go to bed. It’s kind of a new born meaning to it. This is practice for now. I’ll do a little more but not much. I’m almost borderline fucking it up.

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I’m recording it for another video. It takes longer when I have my phone cam directly in front of my face. The recording, being so close to my face, picks up my breathing and lip chewing. It sounds like an ape eating pudding with a fork.