DAILY PAINTING: "be-YOU-t-ful" 10-28-15 Stick drawing, 2nd composition. I wish I could say this was getting easier, but the good news is that it's working as I had hoped. This distortion will not only convey the meaning that I want, but it will also create interesting shape / color possibilities in the way form is handled.
A note on stick drawing (and no, I don't mean stick figures!): because the stick tapers at the end, it becomes more & more flexible. As you draw, the charcoal sometimes "catches" or gets a bit stuck on the paper & you can see the tip of the stick bend. Then it springs back & you get a "creative" line that you hadn't planned on, which adds to the spontaneity of the piece. Art is all about the balance between our intentions & the "happy accidents" that happen along the way.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!