Dry and theoretical teaching is questionable, in my view. It brings down many passionate people. Consequently, some people will even hate life drawing. Friends, don't worry measuring a proportion. I've never scaled proportion of a body with a charcoal or something. Although I might be wrong, tens of millions drawings will give our eyes a good measuring system in a natural way.
*played with oil pastels in a few colours.
Movements and face expressions are fascinating, aren't they? I keep drawing a model all the time from any angle, even a model is just taking a rest and not making a posture. I feel such a little snap-shot-like moment often turns up a nice drawing in a lovely mood that tells a model's inner world well.
Technically, if a rhythm comes up in lines, it looks lively. It means, if a work has strong lines and modest lines in it, a drawing looks nice. Regarding watercolour on A2, if you can control the amount of water, you will be a winner, especially, in case of a thin paper.
(*this model was still putting on a top.)
This model says, "Your work depicts me," and looks at this work with a big smile. Thank you for encouragements. I hope a personality or emotions will come up in my drawings.
Yes, my love for people motivates me to draw it.
Now, this weekend, I'll visit Melbourne again to see mentor Ann James and editor Helen Chamberlin. Ann has invited me. On 7th, Sunday, we'll enjoy John Barrow Collection (Australian famous picture books from 1998 to 2004) at Dromkeen Homestead. The exhibition will display the crucial part of Australian contemporary picture book. I will see people deeply involved with in Australian publishing industry such as top illustrators, authors, librarians, teachers and so ons in a broad spectrum. I certainly feel sweet Ann wants me to study about our publishing industry history, while having a fun. Yes, I will!
So, please pardon me if I will be lazy for blogging. But I'll certainly post what we enjoyed there. Look forward to my report of our fun event!
Friends, Happy Painting!