This is crazy.
Actually, no—not really. Sitting up in my office and noodling on these drawings in the wee hours of the night (morning) should be so sexy and fascinating and artistic and crazy but instead it is quite boring unless you're the one actually drawing.
I'm catching up on Grey's and thinking how best to share my process and update people without boring them to tears. (Speaking of tears are you caught up on Grey's? It's a doozy...)
The drawings are working out though, so I'm happy. Today might even be the day that I feel like a person who confidently put brush to paper and "make the thing go". Yesterday unfortunately, my sense of color was destroyed by an inability to focus and I had to shut down, shut everything and everyone out and just stare into space until I could make a choice.
Even then, my choice wasn't great but I made one and just moved on.
Then, this morning (yesterday?) I read an article about Misty Copeland re-creating images from Degas' paintings and sculptures. It reminded me of my longtime love of Degas and specifically his use of color to capture elegant movement in a way that people just didn't do back then. While the father of impressionism, he considered himself a "realist" because he was capturing the candor of human movement. Degas, for those that don't know, was kind of an uptight nerd who went around sketching and then holed himself up into his studio and produced intense paintings for the time. I'm a huge fan of his work (with some minor exceptions) while also not caring much for the man himself, (he was a pretty basic asshole). Regardless, I'm so grateful for his work and am glad to revisit it. It will begin to influence my own work.
Current Motivational Listening
For some reason I want to share what I'm consuming while drawing / painting tonight
- Podcast: I Was There Too
- TV Program: Grey's Anatomy
- Album: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
I'm still getting a feel for how to document what I'm up to and my progress. I want to continue posting things to Patreon but people (1) don't understand what Patreon is; (2) don't really seem to like returning to it after supporting my work because I'm the only one they are giving money to and it's easier to just connect with me via this site.