On Fridays, which is my day off, I'm trying to get out in the countryside and do some drawing. Do something a bit different from the usual objects I seem to draw a lot of. So how come I get 'out in the sticks' and still manage to draw a man-made object? How does that happen? (It's the lock on a gate by the way).
Friday, February 02, 2007
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It happens because it was calling you. And I am so glad you answered. Everything about it is so neat. and your perspective is great.
So good to hear you are going out to sketch. Great!
http://planetmithi.blogspot.com/2007/01/let-me-out.html Look at this. She did a series of drawings of locks and things, then mounted them on acetate/transparent film and made a book. Very cool huh?
Jane - how weird! I was looking at THAT very post on Mithi's blog - and leaving a message - when your comment popped up!! How strange. And yes it is VERY cool.
Thank you both!
you looked for the most interesting complicated object to draw that's why. And made a plain gate post look gorgeous. Great line, shapes, shading all gorgeous ... and you were right about my ball point pens, I knew you'd catch that!
love the gate post!!
As a very new person to the joys of drawing there's something I'd like to share after reading your earlier comments about producing something "good enough"....
I love the feeling of freedom that drawing seems to give me and I've found that when I draw (very selfishly) just for "me" I frequently see new things that I had no idea of when i started each drawing. They sometimes start a life of their own and take me places I had no idea of...
I love your work. it has a magical fresh warmth that is captivating. Don't doubt, just draw...
Thanks for the comment Phil.
I agree completely about the freedom drawing brings. I too love it when it takes you off somewhere, on a journey, where you never expected to go. I think it was the blogging that was stressing me out more than the drawing. I feel a lot better now that I've cooled it; not feeling like I have to post everyday.
Cheers for your kind words.
You really handle your pencil strokes well. I enjoy your site and comments.
Thanks Terry - as you know, I'm a big fan of your work.
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