So it ends. Thirty days of drawing. I know some people do things for 30 days & just keep going... This is not that project for me. I will continue to post drawings occasionally, but definitely not every day anymore. I learned a lot & was surprised at how much I enjoyed drawing flowers. My usual Monday -Friday blog format of photos, paintings, patterns & prints will resume on Monday. Until then Happy Weekend 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!
True Confession: A third of this shoe was drawn in photoshop. I did my original drawing with a Micron08 & Fabriano Ecoqua, per usual. However, I was left with some superfluous lines. So I erased them in photoshop... But then I was left with a shoe that confused the eye. While I was drawing I just kept seeing the mistakes, not the actual shape of the shoe. So after the mistakes were removed my rational, critical (academic, not derogatory) brain was able to take over and fill in the missing parts of the shoe. Hence a drawing done half on paper & half on photoshop. It is so easy to get caught up in the mistakes & lose sight of the whole. I am sure there is a life metaphor in there... Happy Friday Y'all!
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