Thursday, April 14, 2011
new (image) on the block
Visions of new work have been dancing in my brain, and I am captivated anew by the human form. As I mark with circle and line the landmarks of the figure, and then try to disengage my linear self, I come up with a sketch.
And at this point, an artist would go on, articulate her fully-formed, nuanced muscle, flesh and bone, a highlight here, a shadow there. Two things -- one, I am not very good at that articulation stuff. In fact, I'm not a very good draw-er.
But two, I find the sketches somehow fulfilling in and of themselves, spontaneous, a place where I can follow the evolution of lines. They also look a bit chaotic to me, which for some reason, I like. So, I guess I'm in love with sketching.
My ultimate goal is to stitch this image on fabric and then paint the fabric. I photographed my sketch, and as shown in the image above, I digitally added the beginnings of color. I changed this image to grayscale: