Monday, May 25, 2009
My first love is drawing and always will be, though I seem to be doing a lot of painting these past few months. I started this little drawing in a Moleskine of a trio of boules which was the reference for the Drawing & Sketching forum at WetCanvas last week.
I love trying to draw shiny hard objects. Its almost like a puzzle, fitting the pieces together. This isn't complete and I likely will work on it tomorrow or when I get a chance this week, but even this far gives a sense of how the image will turn out.
The feeling of drawing and the control I have over the pencil is always comforting. When painting becomes a chore, drawing is my fallback. I am so familiar with dry mediums it causes little stress as I know how they will perform, how to correct things, how to apply it to different supports.
What's your comfort level in art? What always relaxes you to create with?