Thursday, March 26, 2009
These are todays sketches. Not a lot of wow, but a little better than the slacking I have been doing. I am finding joy in sketching again. I am not sure where I lost my joy for sketching, or why. Rather than be analytical about it and over think the psychology of losing joy in something that has always been enjoyable, I will just spend my time looking for a pencil and more paper.
The biggest disadvantage when working from life is that life is constantly changing. The sun is always moving the light around. People are always shifting while they try to hold still. Things are always changing around us. While life is passing me by, I am steady working in that moment between what I originally noticed I wanted to sketch and what my sketch is becoming.
I think I am going to stop picking on myself for being a slow artist.
That is my thought for today. That is what I thought about after each of these sketches. If it takes me an hour to draw a simple apple sketch, so be it! If it takes me 20 minutes to get a finger right, then I might as well spend 30. Right?
I found this post on Concept Art:
Balance between improvement and productivity
It is a good question with some very good answers. Its one of those posts that make me go "Hmm.. " In fact, I have said "Hmm... " several times today thinking about it. I am not sure why I never really thought of art study like this before. Perhaps lack of patience with myself? Ack. Now I am sounding like my father! Yes, I believe I am going to be nicer to myself and be patient with my turtle speed.
Eternal Wait - I finally quit fidgeting with this one. It is #graphite on 8.5x11 smooth bristol board. It is nice to get something to a finish. No matter where I roam in media, graphite will always be my true love. I will be taking this to #Shakedown3 this weekend if you want to see it in person. #art #artist #drawingvia Instagram
A closer look at the same pose. I notice that #art is a lot like writing. The rough sketch is the idea. The second sketch is like the initial edit. The more I draw the same #sketch the more solid the ideas become. I bet the pros know this, but I am just discovering the power of a redraw. #art #artist #sketchbook #drawingvia Instagram