Monday, 11 February 2008
when moving backward is good
I have been inspired lately and I did a bunch of drawings on Thursday and Friday last week. Mainly I wanted to do some fashion illustration to use in a portfolio submission to a magazine.
For the longest time I have stayed away from drawing the human form in a linear way because it's one of my strengths. And this may sound crazy but I got suborn and didn't want to do something I was good at because it felt like I was just playing my trump card. I wanted a challenge...to move away from my comfort zone.But these drawings were just so fun and easy for me. I feel silly now for completely staying away from this kind of drawing for so long . Meanwhile I started doing loads of collage which you have probably seen in my cards, so I guess it was good to move on for while. Now it's starting to look like a blend of the two, no?
I may even want to do some life drawing classes again, just for fun. But this time I wouldn't try so hard to challenge myself, and I'd just draw the way I naturally do. lines. lines. lines.
Oh and keeping up with my last post, I thought I would give a little update. Luke and I have signed up for an organic fruit and veg box drop program. There are several available in Auckland so we are lucky. This is a pretty big step for me because I just just hate buying expensive things (its the Minnesotan in me), maybe because it feels unrealistic or impractical. But really I must remind myself that factory farming is far more unrealistic and impractical in the long run.
okay that's all for now. More crafting goodness coming soon (we have a craftwerk this weekend so I will be posting pictures of gear :)