Above is a piece by the amazingly talented Beth Cavener. The piece is titled "Limerence". Cavener has been an inspiration for my own work and process for several years now. Through the use of clay she is able to draw emotions that are relatable to us humans and cloth those emotions through a stylized representation of animals. It's this relatable emotion that I am most drawn to and what I would like to see within my own work.
"You can't stumble upon something new and wonderful if you don't have time to stumble."- Janet Echelman
My go to mediums for drawing are Charcoal and Conte Crayons. Using these two I am able to obtain a strong contrast and the use of multiple colors may create some nice values. Currently I am drawing on charcoal paper, but pretty soon I will be experimenting with charcoal on sheets of wood. Super excited for what is gonna happen next.
7 hours of drawing
3 hours of photo shoots and editing
3 hours of research into cyanotypes
1 hour at a gallery talk
Total this week: 14
Total overall: 37
As I continued the 100 Bad drawing assignment I was able to begin thinking about what I wanted to explore this semester. I feel compelled to explore using the human body as my subject matter, because the human body is a universal theme of art. This universal theme connects people of different races, cultures, and beliefs. The body as it is used in art can be a tool to talk about gender, sexuality, and even identity. These themes are very close to me and I would like to delve further into them.
As I began to feel this draw towards the human body, I began to ask myself how? How should the body be presented? In what ways has it been done? Which artists inspire me to pursue this? What do I want to say through the use of human anatomy? Plenty to think about and a good place to start.
*Above is an image I took for a portraiture assignment and thought it would be fitting to include in this blog post.
I had an amazing experience with the 100 bad drawing assignment! To not have the restraints of being required to make a masterpiece I felt free to explore and experiment with the word drawing. Drawing is essentially mark making. With that being said, there are so many options to what mark making can be. Could be traditional pen and ink on paper or maybe it could even be a piece of paper folded in on itself so that it is actually the paper that makes the mark. I even tapped into working on the human form and breaking it down to the most evident lines and how those lines move and interact with the other lines within the composition. I am excited to see where this drawing class takes me!
3 hours research
5 hour of brainstorming
10.5 hours of drawing
Total this week: 18.5 hours
Total overall: 23 hours
Welcome to my Advanced Drawing blog! I am very excited to start back into a previous medium that I haven't touched in a while. The first assignment that I have been given is to make 100 bad drawings on index cards. To be completely honest I don't know what a bad drawing means. A drawing with no effort? A drawing without a concept? A drawing that is not properly rendered? No idea whatsoever. Because the parameters are near to none, I am already beginning to explore what I can do and embrace the process of making and not necessarily have a plan behind the work yet.
1 hour of brainstorming
3.5 hours of drawing
Total this week: 4.5 hours
Total overall: 4.5 hours