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First drawing since 6th grade! Um. . .yay? November 3, 2006

Filed under: .Denise,Day 01,Drawing — dcovert @ 12:37 pm
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OK, yesterday I broke down and did it. And you know what? It was actually FUN. YES, you evil DrawMoNauts, you’ve converted me to your dark side!! I didn’t have a way to get it to y’all, being too embarrassed to ask the graphics folks to scan it for me, but I remembered today there’s a camera in my cell phone. So I apologize for the quality.

Drawing 1

Of course, I didn’t have anything nice to draw on or with. Those of you in the newspaper biz will recognize the paper as what we call a “page dummy.” (“What did you call me??”) The phone, sadly, is the one on my desk. Yes, our paper has yet to make it into the 21st century of telecommunications. Note the sticker that had an old extension on it, that was crossed out with the new one.

My pencil? Partially sharpened “Sparco Saver No. 2 Medium Soft.” Eraser? The pink kind, on the other end. Worked fine though. Shading? Um. . .what’s that? That’s a lesson for another day. ;-)


3 Responses to “First drawing since 6th grade! Um. . .yay?”

  1. India Amos Says:

    Yay! Good Denise.

    So, what do you normally do with dummy paper?

  2. dcovert Says:

    Thanks. And thanks for your earlier email about uploading photos — it worked this time. ;-)

    The dummy shows us the ad layout for the page. That particular page was a section front (though in the middle of the section, hence it’s page 6. . .yes, we have sections within sections, I know it’s crazy) so there were no ads. Normally dummies get stapled to the page proofs, but this page was moved from page 6 to page 8, so I had no reason to attach it. Therefore it languished on my desk until I sacrificed it for DrawMo! :-)

    A lot of my colleagues draw out on the dummy how they will lay out the page, but I find it easier to do that on the computer. *shrug*

  3. MarkDM Says:

    Gee, Denise, that looks just like several pieces of paper sitting on my desk this very minute. Except that instead of a telephone, mine have ad layouts and story spaces on them. I like yours better.

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