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Last Minute

Posted Mar 2009

Yeow. Client just came to the Studio. Brought me a deposit for TONIGHT.

So much to prepare. And she wants me to draw Outline-Only - because she wants to get as many pictures as possible in the given time.

I don't usually do Outline-Only - It feels more like cranking them out than doing Artwork. But it is an Option I offer.

So now - get ready to draw a lot of Boy Scouts. First I wanted to see what would happen if I choose a Yellow Outline - If Golden-Boy sits in front of me:

Good thing I practice first. I can see that that isn't a good idea. I had to increase the time on that picture by going back in with the black marker. The Yellow didn't show up.

Okay. I hope I stick to Black Outlines. Or Blue. Or Orange.....

But what if someone sits down who has dark skin - Here I'll try one in which I add just a little bit of Shading. Sometimes, you just can't stop with Just the outline:

And............... We're Off!

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Attitude

Posted Feb 2009

It's been said that the Artist is always drawing herself no matter what the subject matter of the painting is. That's true. The Artist's Personality comes through in everything she does.

Here are two line drawings that I scribbled out quickly - no predraw, no agony. I'm glad I'm the person that I am. I like these much better than the 3rd drawing - where I tried to redraw the girl in a way that I've seen students trying to control a picture to be perfect. (I've even seen some people take out rulers!) Do you see that the pictures show as much about Me as about the person I was drawing?

This is a truth that comes through in everything that we do - not just our Artwork. It's not what happens out there that determines what we're going to do. It's our own Essence that determines what we see, what we choose, and how we act.

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Doodling

Posted Feb 2009

Doodling - drawing freely, mindlessly. Sometimes I discover really neat things when I do that. This time, I was surprised by the dark picture I'm posting here. It was a mess of stuff that I was drawing with a humongous marker while waiting waiting waiting my turn at the store. What to draw? I drew the mess of stuff that they had next to the cash-register. No predraw. No style choice. Just pen moving. No idea for an illustration. Just doodling.

Doesn't this look like a bold, useable illustration?

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Cleaning Up My Act

Posted Feb 2009

I was just daydreaming over my recent pictures - that's what I do. Decided to focus on line-quality. Redrew one of the pictures that I just posted on February 16th. Not that there was anything wrong with the original. Just - what if - Just trying something Different:

That was interesting. So I decided to try it again. But this time I got side-tracked. Ended up redoing one of those February 16th Caricatures - which distracted me from studying Line Quality:

Makes me wonder - Do we ever really change?

The Answer is Yes! But it's not an overnight thing - not usually something like - "Now I'm going to draw like This." No. It's a gradual thing. As we try new things, as we think new ideas, as we practice. We don't see immediate Change any more than we can see a baby grow from one day to the next. But one day, we recognize that that baby is a lady. And one day we recognize that our Artwork is Really Good!

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