Mozzarella time!

Mozzarella time!

The problem with this mozzarella time cartoon is not immediately apparent, when you look at it. But there is a problem. And that was what I couldn’t “see” when I was in Spain, and neither could I see it, several months later. It seemed reasonably well composed, but there was some oomph missing. That oomph is what most artists refer to as “values” (I hate that word, it’s too confusing).

But anyway, the cartoon has everything going for it except dark tones and various levels of values. Even though I’d just attended the workshop on watercolours, the learning hadn’t quite kicked in. That learning was still to come.

About the cartoon:

We had some absolutely outstanding mozzarella in Spain (in June) and then in Catalonia (in September). And so we got this taste for mozzarella. But not just any mozzarella. We rejected quite a few of them until we got what we wanted from Farro (the foodstore). But even in Farro, there was a lot of crappy mozzarella. Life’s too short to eat crappy mozzarella!

1 Comment

  1. Paul Beaudoin · February 19, 2019 Reply

    Hi Sean,
    I was just introduced to you and your work by a gentleman named David Shiang, marketing specialist and author of a variety of books (a forthcoming book on the band The Doors).

    What a revelation, love your stuff. No offense, but I am kinda on the same career path since I have been dabbling in cartoons for a bunch of years, unlike you I’m a writer and not much of a graphic artist, but I write and draw them just the same. Anyhow, short and to the point, I’ve been let go from a job after many years of employment, and am having an employment crisis. I had been anticipating this crisis for several months and have been researching moving and living overseas to fit my small retirement budget (versus living like a pauper here in the U.S.). And I’ve been also working on developing a freelance skill/business that I can do from anywhere in the world I end up.

    And now I see you are kinda already doing that. I hope I can find a drop in the bucket of your impressive success.
    best regards,

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