Wednesday, December 9, 2009
A Morning Cuppa
I thought this one was a perfect post for this snowy, rainy, dreary morning. I really do love to sketch. Sometimes I get so caught up with designing, or creating "pictures that have a purpose" that I forget the joy of just sitting down and creating a quick sketch. I love the activity of "mark-making" as some of my Freshman Foundation professors called it. They encouraged us to focus on the drawing utensil hitting the paper and the way it feels to just make marks on the page, rather than focusing on creating the most perfect drawing of a human form, landscape, or in this case a tea cup. This way of drawing went fully against the way I drew for my entire life up to college. It truly expanded my technique as an artist and still influences me today...even if I was a little crabby about feeling forced to draw this way when I was 18. Sometimes, it's when we let go of the "thinking" that our true style and unique expression is most visible.