That’s my third post today – think I need a lie down now.
I know I have some catching up to do but I sold my commission today so I might get some more faces done. This is the first one I haven’t put through a filter. Due to tedious reasons I had to take the pic with the rubbish iPad camera. It is also done in biro, for a change. As can be seen it is unfinished – I may or may not finish it. The full stupid title should be ‘He Watches the Bird Fall for an Unplayable 3 Stringed Instrument’
This was done before 8 o’clock this morning – definitely a doodley, zentangle feel about it. I might not like the skull meme but I don’t mind the bear drawing disease that’s doing the rounds. I did this in the cheap photocopy paper again and there is a lot of bleeding – I used sharpie pens too and they are not prone to bleeding. Back to the card for the next one.
All I seem to post are these faces – have a quote…
“You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.” ~ Salvador Dali
And here is a good pencil fetish website.
Got on a bit better with the commission painting last night. Tonight is my last night off work until next Monday so I’ll have to get it nailed.
29 Faces in May
Do them the same size – I’m using the booklet from CDs as a template.
Do not stick to any particular style. Whatever comes out comes out.
Do not edit.
Do use cheap photocopy paper. (supermarket £2.38!)
Stick to black and white.
Use filter apps to enhance if necessary.
All rules are there to be broken.
The first one is a bit of a zentangle see how it goes kind of nonsense thing. I’m looking forward to it and I’ve got a bit of catching up to do – I’m a few days behind as it is. I’m enjoying seeing other peoples works too.
Did these with a sharpie in an old sketchbook I found – they lose their point too quickly for my liking. I didn’t think about the image too much when I did them – it’s enjoyable to approach drawing with a mind half shut – almost meditative. It’s always too late in the day that I do them though.
Sketchbooky stuff from 1996 – I could explore some of these images again – only bigger…
I do need to move beyond the safe harbour of sketchbooks though.
It’s late and I shouldn’t be blogging at this hour but I haven’t done for a couple of days. I did more work on a tattoo design tonight – need to get it done soon as I’ve got another commission to do and I want to getting out of the way. Kind of forgotten about the AAS exhibition – should make an effort for it though. Blah blah art – is that all I ever think, talk about? There is music, of course, and the song that’s been rattling around my cranium since I first heard it a couple of months back…
“See that ancient river bed, this is where my follies led….”