Just some new drawings by me recently to show you all.
Art is always to me, thinking outside the box. Now it’s possible to copy from photos which I use as a guide only.
You get 2 sorts of methods. Just stand and throw the rubbish at the wall and give it a fancy name and call that “Art”. An elephant or a monkey or a 3 year old child could do it. Maybe a cat with it’s feet dipped in Thalo blue walking across the canvas would do the trick. I suppose it would appeal to some, and just charge a thousand bucks and walk away. The rule is to break all the rules, but you can’t really break rules if you don’t know what they are can you? Well maybe by chance?
Or you could get a photograph, measure it up. Make sure you get quick slick techniques and copy your photo. Yes, you put a lot of time. No knowledge of anatomy or perspective required. Just technical copy. Call it Art. Well, it’s an art of copy or plagiarism. Learn from it.
Or you could add to it and do both. Keep an image in your head. Learn perspective, proportions, anatomy if it’s living like animal or person, or building. You could even use a photograph but don’t make it exact.
You can also do an abstract. Now all the rules disappear or do they? It’s your choice after all. It’s called, “Artistic Licence”. After all, it is “Art!”.
In any case, everyone is different.
Do you know, the worst crime is when all the pupils draw exactly like their teachers with no originally at all. Art is supposed to be freedom of expression. Yet, they all look very nice. I suppose you could call that a learning curve?
I did a brief sketch in Pen & ink of Deanna Troy and by mistake I used some colour markers on the other page in my sketch book. Now I don’t mind the mistake at all, just used it to make it more interesting than just a sketch.
You will never see Blue Penguins in a garden like this.
However, Im an Art teacher and I saw someone with a nice pencil drawing of several foxgloves.
I thought surely we can add something to it to make it more interesting.
So right in front of her , how about trying this, done in 1-2 min flat. I think on my feet. May have taken up to 5 mins, kept adding to the garden.
At the end of the life class, the model is in a restful position for half an hour or 20 mins. I don’t blame her anyone else who has to sit or stand still will feel tired.
However, a good pose.
This took 1/2 hour or 20 mins. I tend to draw very quickly and try to be as quick as possible. I finished quickly so did an extra sketch of her face.
Im never really entirely happy with the sketches but its OK for an idea.
Life class is a good place to learn about the human body. It’s nothing more than a clinical study but a very satisfying way of perfecting drawing people.
I teach art work and always show people how to do a simple straight line or circle. It’s not rocket science, but I decided to draw a woman’s head over it and added other details to it. Made it look different than usual.
Creativity is always going the extra mile to put in something of your own imagination that extends a concept that you had.
Sometimes I find doing a sketch or painting in one colour quite interesting. Every different colour will be different and you can different aspects from the same image.
The Sparrow image came from a calendar image, from a calendar I made up of New Zealand birds.
I decided to put pen & ink as well as pencil, then a little colour pencil in it.