My struggles with multi-panel ideas continue. I enjoy the panel structure, with its automatic reference to time, and the manner in which it forces expressive interaction between disparate images, but in yesterday's drawing these fail. I believe the scale of the main form in the right panel (the woman) is grossly oversized and thus does not interact well with the man in left panel. You can see me play with appendages in an effort to make her work. As example, in my desire to make her interact effectively with the male figure I created internal contrast within her form by enlarging the size of the woman's feet relative to her torso. Obviously this was a futile effort. The X created by her legs fails as well. My aspiration to play her against her male counterpart simply had no effective solution. Enough of this self analysis! First thing I will do in the studio today is erase her. The man in the left panel is strong enough to deserve a substantial contrasting image in the right panel.
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