Monday, February 20, 2012
I've been trying my hand at painting portraits, figures and
landscapes while a voice in my head keeps saying "there's
something I'm not understanding here." So it occurred to me
that maybe drawing would help in that understanding. Those pesky
values are easier to see and compare and without color as a
distraction, it's easier to hone in on actual observation as the
thing to develop. My intention is to move towards abstracting
reality, but without a basic understanding of the figure, my results
have been less than satisfying. To see some really powerful drawings,
click here and scroll down to Older Posts and Nicolai Fechin's work.
There's a lot of good work there along the way, too.