I never know for sure why I am driven to solve a particular problem. All I know is I get obsessed. I relentlessly ask "How can I make this work?" This is where I am with the multi-panel problem, and, of course, with many other problems layered within my quest for full and complete self-expression. So, I present today the diptych drawing made yesterday. My dissatisfaction with this drawing is not with the man's weird nose, but with the entire drawing's lack of complete expression. I realized it needs a third panel to feel complete. I saw this by shrinking its reproduction on my computer screen. There are two reasons this double panel drawing requires a third panel: (1) I tried to make a sound composition by leaning the girl outward in the right panel, thus juxtaposing her lanky body to the heavy vertical form of the man's head and shoulders in the left panel. But that leaning out just begs for more information, both visually and emotionally. (2) The temporally expressive data I am trying to solicit is wanting. More information is needed.
That said, yesterday's drawing is good enough. As is, it is acceptably expressive. No third panel will be added to yesterday's drawing. I will start from scratch today. If I were to go back into yesterday's drawing I would create another man's head in a third panel on the right. In the new right panel a second man's head would stand as strongly as the man's head in the left panel. The two male heads would represent the same man in different times and thoughts. Oh well, not gonna happen in yesterday's drawing!
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