Friday, February 04, 2011
Daily drawing page
Its always feast or famine with me.
I have so many ideas in my head, I can't them onto paper fast enough and there aren't enough hours in the day to capture them. I need to capture them because I know there will be a fallow time when nothing inspires me and nothing translates onto paper or canvas as I want it to.
I've found that very early morning tends to be my most prolific time. My sleeping patterns change constantly and if I wake at 4am, I have learned not to fight it, but just get up and start drawing or painting. This month, I'm doing daily drawings in addition to other pieces I have in progress. I've created a separate page on this blog to record the drawings at least for this month. It may last longer than that, but I don't want to bore people with my daily graphite scribblings or have them lost in the body of the blog.
Today this little dog was drawing on the back of a flyer with a felt tip marker at 6:30am. Another early morning piece using whatever materials came to hand. Sketches don't have to be on your best paper, and, Murphy's Law, often the pieces that you wish you'd used good paper for, come out to be your best. Its all good practice, no matter what the medium or what the support. Just draw!