Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday!

We used to use these Pantone pens (pictured below) mostly for storyboards. We would spend hours with these uncapped pens in a little unventilated room. "Irrk--- Irrrk---- Irrrk----" (pens squeaking) Dennis Pirello and I would slog away endlessly on projects--- deadlines looming----working through lunch---- and eventually we'd find everything hilarious...."It's 2:00" "hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha"! high on the fumes. Good times! Those were the days when safety wasn't a big consideration. It's sort of a wonder Dennis and I are still alive.

Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Do these Markers still work? Marker on gessoed paper

11 comments:

Dan Kent said...

I always thought posts should have sound effects! Fun sketch - even better sound. And I can almost smell the fumes. Almost. Posts should have smells, I think..

Glad you lived.

Marie Theron said...

Celeste, the ballerina in the previous post is breathtakingly beautiful!This portrait is so well executed, just the essential lines!Yes, the story about the pens and their fumes.....our art class had all these fumes, music too and eating crisps and chocolates in between.

Linda Popple said...

I love this sketch, Celeste!

I'm glad you are still alive ..... but, are you normal?

Mary Jane said...

You bring back memories. Along with my stinky 'designer markers' there was a laminating machine in our Audio Visual department and teachers are laminating fanatics. The lamination machine was beside my office. The fumes seemed unhealthy to me. Fortunately I had a door I could close and a window I could open for fresh air. Fifteen years later, five people who worked in the AV department have died far too young of different cancers and some are still in recovery from chemo or surgeries and I often wondered...
I too am glad to still be here.
Love your work! You inspire us.

Libby Fife said...

No telling what the fumes did! LOL!!! Sketch looks good:)

Caio Fern said...

I didn't know these materials.
this is nice.

martinealison said...

Merci pour vos gentils commentaires... En ce moment le temps ne me permet pas de peindre ou de créer... Cependant il me tarde...
L'exercice des feutres doit être amusant. J'essaie de temps en temps avec des FABER-CASTELL Pitt, mais ils me laissent très souvent dans le doute ou la surprise...
Bises

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

Thank you for your nice comments ... Right now the weather does not allow me to paint or create ... But I can not wait ...
The exercise pens should be fun. I try from time to time with FABER-CASTELL Pitt, but they often leave me in doubt or surprise ...
kisses

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Thanks Martine!

Maritza said...

Buenísimo trabajo con los lápices! claro que si. Lo cual nos dice que no es necesario grandes elementos para crear...

Besos,Celeste!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Fumes--I never noticed. I do remember the "Irrk" sound. Yesterday's ballerina was wonderful.

conservativelybohemian said...

I have said it again and again...you create such a "mood" with your pieces, no matter the style you choose that day. There is something so textural about this piece too. Another fabulous CB painting!