|Pencil Hatching the figure(ANA)|
My gaze looked over at the colourful swimming gala I was attending and in a second, as the brain calculates the spaces present, past and future, I said yes. All too often , as teachers we pass on the information and watch the growth and satisfaction in our learners and forget to fill our own tanks.
|One chaotic line eventually appears orderly.(ANA)|
We must have done on average 50 gesture drawings per week, 250 to 300 per 5 weeks which is the time frame per course.
Gesture drawing of any sort is paramount to getting the brain fired up. I need to pause here and mention Dee s music compilations. It must have taken Dee hours of sifting through songs to come up with such inspiring combinations of tunes. I literally got lost in " the zone "( a term used to describe the place you are in when you are so focused on what you are doing that nothing around you nor any other thought can distract you.)
|Essence of movement.(gesture)(ANA)|
|Slow your brain down(contour)(ANA)|
|Oil pastel" weight" drawing.(ANA)|
We covered all fundamental aspects needed to execute a drawing.
Here on the right is a "weight" drawing. My thoughts had to be on modelling the body on a two dimensional surface, starting from the centre and moving towards blurry edges. Darkening the areas where I felt the solidity of the figure was.
|The studio above gallery ARTSPACE, (ANA)|
Indeed, one only needs to look at art history to see that from the Renaissance through to Picasso, Matisse and Kandinsky and into modern times, evidence that good draughtsmanship was in place before any attempt was made towards abstraction.
|Pencil drawing on a long and short stick(ANA)|
-The more one tries to capture the drawing, to own it and to keep it precious...the more it evades you.
-The more you let go and have fun, the more it is likely to settle itself.
-The more one trusts in one's inner voice, gut feeling, inner energy and marries this to what it is one sees, the more peace one gets on the inside, the more the viewer responds to your drawing.
The result is not to see and recognise a perfect drawing but rather the result is the abstract occurring on the inside.
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|Charcoal subtraction drawing(ANA)|