During the month of drawing I purchased a new brush: The Princeton Neptune Dagger. Sounds ominous, doesn't it? Well, it is a lovely brush, but very difficult to "print" with due to its supple nature. I spent a full week trying to get even patterns, thinking I just needed to practice a bit more, fine tune, finesse. Nope, it is just too soft for that to happen. But I do love the variation & nuance that it lays down color with. So if I embrace that & perhaps don't regiment my pattern as severely I will create something that works. The watchword of the day is persevere. Happy Thursday Y'all!
The holly is full of berries lending itself to all sorts of Christmasy images. The anticipation of Advent is fun, so expect plenty of Christmas messages in the next few weeks. Happy Tuesday Y
I find it interesting how different the light is at sunrise & sunset. You can really see the light receding at sunset & its absence at sunrise. It seems that once things are illuminated they "do not go gentle into that good night." They fight to stay visible, in the manner of once something is known it cannot be unknown. Certainly things to think about. Happy Monday Y'all!
An onion for your Friday, peeling back the layers of all those interesting, possibly awkward or bizarre conversations you had yesterday at Thanksgiving dinner. Happy Friday Y'all!
Here are two shells for your Tuesday. They each approach the question of "What makes a complete drawing?" differently. Both succeed in giving a significant idea of shell without throughly representing a shell in realistic detail. It reminds me tangentially of the R. Buckminster Fuller quote, "When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." Somehow removing the superfluous lines makes it a stronger solution. Happy Tuesday Y'all!