Here's "Elbow Room".
The wee story behind this drawing is the direct result of Albert Camus' fantastic quote "freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better".
SO, I decided to take a (well needed) break from commission and exhibition work, let go of the various pressures and see what my mind would give me.
I became deaf to "what might be nice to draw" and set myself instead a biggish technical challenge.
How do you or rather how would I give a vertical line energy?
"Elbow Room" is taken from reference photos I have had (stashed away in both my mind and studio) for over 7 years. This is the foreleg of a Rh.D. kaltblutt stallion stationed at the Warendorf National Stud (Landgestuet Warendorf) .
I used pencil (2B & 6B) for the entire drawing. The shadow on the left leg is "glazed" over with loose charcoal (6B).
This was fun and somehow I feel as though I've been away for the last 2 days?strange!Will definitely be back at the drawing board tomorrow with extra gusto! Comment on or Share this Article →
Drawing Day is a worldwide drawing event encouraging everyone to drop everything and draw for the sake of art. The internet is an open canvas. Help us create 1 million drawings online this day and boost online art communities. Official press release for Drawing Day08.
Curiosity and excitement have gotten the better of me and I am spreading the word. Ironically this means dropping my pencil for a tick to get this news to you...!
Cool news for all artists, scribblers, doodlers and/or pencil owners: the 7th of June 2008 is Drawing Day a brand new concept. The aim is to make a noise (in a modern silent way) for the sake of art worldwide.
What? A worldwide drawing event
How? by collecting a million drawings.
Why? So everyone worldwide can stop for one day and remember the joy of picking up a pencil and creating their first piece of art.
Where?Here is where (and some of the best ways) you can share your drawings with the world.
- Upload drawings to Devian ART
- Upload drawings to Flickr
- Draw online at ratemydrawings
- Draw on You tube
- Draw on Facebook
- Drawn on mySpace
If you want to learn more, check out the the Drawing Day website ample info is given and even more ways to participate will be provided by the organisers soon.
Who? Any proud pencil owner or anyone who knows where to lay their hands on one...
When? 7th of June 2008
This being the first year it will no doubt be a great event with a few teething problems. However, I feel it is well worth putting in a wee bit of effort into and giving it a go.And finally but importantly...
Million thanks to Katherine Tyrell for bringing this up on her blog Making a Mark where she shares the info in a seriously well detailed and explained post. In doing so giving me the knowledge and the urge to spread the word. Here is the link her blog posting. Comment on or Share this Article →
For once the rain was not the "one" keeping me indoors....
No, the day was glorious unusually bright and sunny. A real clichée of a spring day!
This, I am sure, is what brought on the urge, the incredible "not going to leave me alone" urge
to tidy-up, hoover, de-cluttered and refresh a studio still bogged down by the winter blues.
Don't run away yet, no cleaning, dusting or polishing technics will be discussed or detailed in this post: promise.
Allthought, I did get many household tools out and ended up using them
(hoover, duster, glass cleaner, polish, rubbish bag...) and feel quite up on the subject.
Actually, I'd much preffer to show you what I found in my "organised" mess.
Apart from feeling on top of things again
(amazing how vanishing clutter can do that!),chuffed to bits for having conquered the pain of organising and knowing that no projects, commissions and tasks
had been forgotten (found loads of ticked "to-do-lists"), I unearthed some little hidden sketches.
Recovered from the under my pile of "must file" are a few of my naive attempts at colour....
Interesting how instead of destroying them I buried them...
Nice to be able today to revive them and give them a little light.
Here for your viewing is one simply known as "Blue Skech".
p.s: Now the studio is done...the house really could benefit from a wee bit of freshning up.
Good thing the urge has still not left me alone!
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