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  09 September 2004
CgTalk Daily Sketch 107 "windy city"

"windy city"
By johweedee

Posted Sep 20, 3:00 am EST


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  09 September 2004
For the "true sketchers" among you. . . j/k

WINDY CITY
"Popular myth has it that this nickname for the Chicago was coined by Charles Dana, the editor of the New York Sun, in 1893. Chicago was competing with New York to host the 1893 Columbian Exposition and Dana allegedly coined the name as a derogatory moniker. Supposedly the term is not a reference to the winds off Lake Michigan as one might suppose, but rather refers to the Chicagoan habit of rabid boosterism and shameless boasting. To a New Yorker like Dana, Chicago was full of hot air.

The story simply isn't true. The name dates to at least 1885, and clearly refers to the breezes off the lake. 1885 references include "city of winds" as well as "Windy City." This isn't new information either. Mathew's Dictionary of Americanisms, published some 50 years ago, includes an 1887 quotation of "Windy City, but the myth persists--largely due to newspaper reporters and editors who repeat the tale without checking the facts."

Here's the source link:
http://www.wordorigins.org/wordorw.htm
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  09 September 2004
hee hee...so if we go along with the commentary from yesterday's post about "literal vs deeper meaning" we could take "windy city" to mean "city of hot air" and all draw pictures of Washington DC.

For non-english speakers, if you are full of "hot air" you may be saying a lot of things, but nothing of substance, your words are just like "hot air"
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  09 September 2004



Could be Chicago... Didn't try to make any specific city, just a windy city.
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  09 September 2004
Thanks Ilikesoup. After reading that explanation, I think I'll stick with the literal meaning. A city full of people farting
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  09 September 2004


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  09 September 2004
I have a few ideas for this, if I have the time today, I'll do a few of them. Here's the first, and least obvious of my ideas... at least so far.

 
  09 September 2004
Originally Posted by Supervlieg: Thanks Ilikesoup. After reading that explanation, I think I'll stick with the literal meaning. A city full of people farting

Good one!...just remind me not to go to that city!

zem - BRR, that city looks COLD too! I think I'll take my 88 F degree day today instead!
UnlikelyCorny - now THAT is a windy city!
Dargon - that's pretty dang windy!
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  09 September 2004
Mediums: Painter, wacom
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  09 September 2004
windy

Open Canvas 1.1, 1h

Supposed to be some kind of wind driven aircraft in front of large wind-generators. I'm not very creative these days...
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  09 September 2004
Hi, I'm a constant lurker round here, and I thought it's about time I showed my face and joined in - first post in the daily sketch (Medium: Photoshop, Time: bout 10-15 minutes(?)

 
  09 September 2004
Nice stuff peeps!

grafi - like the idea, a little saturate for my tastes though
romero - lookin good, and it's pretty original, no worries!

I did up a second one, really have to do some more proper work today...

For this one I'm taking a tiny bit of inspiration from the film "Tokyo Godfathers".

 
  09 September 2004
Thanks Dargon, these kind words are what I needed in this mood of mine.Like your pics!
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  09 September 2004
r0mer0 - no man, that's really great and very creative! I really like it.
grafi - I like the concept, but agree that your colors are a bit saturated
Dargon - I don't know the film you reference, but really like this one! Nice mood and movement!
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  09 September 2004
well, i don't have a wacom now :(

so mouse, 35 minutes (i'm ashamed of how long it took me... /: ) in ps8


Aslo, the last time i made clouds was REALLY long ago, and was with a wacom, in my griffin drawing.. not too good i'm afraid.. http://www.davids-gallery.com/Old/Griffin.jpg
 
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