DATE: 29th March 2013 07:05 AM GMT
MEDIUM: White A5 sketchpad/Black Ink Pen
DESCRIPTION: Copied internet photo/frozen video frame.
I brought some ‘new’ pens…sort of rollerball; with very fluid and smooth liquid movement; so, quite naturally, I decided to experiment.
So difficult to capture a head when being seen at a very odd angle; when the perspective seems to get very strange, indeed. I was only partially successful in trying to capture such details as eye/nose/and, so on.
Whereas a photo flood fills a subject with both light/shade; an artist drawing it…unless their shading is ‘perfect’…has to carefully select through the use of ‘line’ how much shadow/light to show.
I’m still NOT happy with my artwork/or, copying! I feel things are far too 2D flat/and, not enough 3D; that my ability to copy lacks the necessary precision; my shading stinks; and, I don’t even properly understand how to use light; etc.
Nevertheless, I feel there is a ‘whole wide world’ out there for me to go and copy, and, thus, be able to learn from; including kitchen sink still life’s/each room in the house together with the furniture; looking through the windows and seeing clouds up in the sky; trees outside in the streets; in fact, the list of subjects is absolutely endless…; that I guess is the JOY of doing artwork; so much to see/discover…which one can learn to go re-create, everywhere…!
In fact, my over enthusiasm to draw is such that there is nowhere/and, no specific angle that I can even turn my head…where I do not see art…??? I see it even in the bed spread when I awake…the folds/the patterns/the textures/etc.; and, from the very minute I awake…my mindset stays exactly the same second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour; all day/night long, 24/7/366…!!!
You know, I recall reading it somewhere once…that truly GREAT art…speaks for itself…by merely LOOKING at it. However, when an artist gets, really and truly, ‘wordy’ about their work…then, it’s most probably NOT good. Yes, with that statement I would, most definitely, tend to agree. Me, I talk far too much…; and, need to stop talking…; and, just ‘do’ more and more practice… ;-)