Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Myltia Series - Always
As a mother, I remember holding my babies like this. I would listen to their breathing, feel their chest expanding and contracting and just smell the wonderful aroma of baby. Moments like this are pure life. I think every mother I ever talked to remembers moments like these and smiles. Motherhood is Always.
I got a new webcam for Christmas. This is the first time I have recorded myself drawing. It was a fun experiment and I think I will give this another shot. I used Windows Movie Maker to edit the video. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
This project has me very excited. This is the first in a series I am doing that I will call Myltia. I mentioned her story in my last post when I was doing some idea sketches. As I was working up my plan, I could not decide on any particular media. I wanted to do something that captured the fragile nature of the moment. The more I thought about it, the more difficult the decision was. Each method has distinct advantages and aesthetic appeal. That is when I decided to do this in three different styles.
I will use the same drawing and finish it in three different ways. The first, Always, will be stippled or done in pointillism. The second will be done in graphite. I will call that one Be. I am still deciding on the media the third will be done in, but it will be called Together. I haven't decided on framing yet. I have considered matting them together in one long frame. I have also considered having them in attached frames. I think together they will tell a story. I hope they will anyway.
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
A #gouache #colorstudy using the same pallet. This is an attempt to do an imaginary #landscape and play with #composition. I like atmospheric environments. This is my base to begin thinking about entire scenes and not just the single item drawings that I have been doing. #art #artist #sketchvia Instagram