Thursday, August 16, 2007

Not so random

"What's this? It's ... so ... random."

Whatever you think I might be up to, no, it's not completely random. I started working through the book Drawing from the Mind, Painting from the Heart by Annette Carroll Compton. See a review

house, tree, boat, dog, chair

cat, pencil, bottle, flower, bed

We're using a number of different media, to see which 'feels' the best. I'm going to play with more - graphic markers, graphite pencils, thinner pens. Last semester, I found myself using the word 'play' a lot in class - - I'd tell my beginning design students to 'play' with different media. I don't intend that to imply that any of it or the profession itself is lesser in value or stature, of course (you know me better than that). I'm sure it has a great deal to do with the sheer joy that I feel when I can take a brush, pen or pencil in hand.

Anyway, I was doodling these for, maybe, 10 minutes, tops, and when I stopped, I went,
"Oh. Well, now. This is telling".

I can tell working through the book is going to be interesting.


jen lemen said...

i love these drawings! must investigate more.

Toni said...

There must be something in the air that we all seem to want to grow.
This is wonderful and I am looking forward to your new discoveries.

The drawings look free and not forced if that makes any sense.

Plain Jane said...

very fun and playful. Seems you can draw in many different styles.

Wendee said...

Thanks Jen and Toni. Yes, Jane, it's true. You should what I can do with cookie icing... [smirk]