So I'm drawing again! Thank you so much for your comments on my last post, they really cheered me up and I needed it!
I found a very small book and decided that I could do at least one very small drawing a day. And it works. I'm getting the same surprised pleasure as I felt when I first discovered Danny Gregory's books and yahoo group.
Here E is sitting against my fantastic orchid who has thirteen flowers in bloom.
Drawn2Life made a very interesting post explaining why she draws the way she does. Really made me think. It's here :
Because I'm very slow I haven't finished thinking about it (it should take a few more years and I'm done).
I'll try, anyway.
I draw the way I do because I'm not (yet) able to draw better. Getting the proportions right is the hardest, for me. And I'm totally unable to draw from memory, so I'm limited on the subjects.
I've begun to enormously enjoy drawing since I read Danny Gregory's book, especially "The Creative Licence".
I use his method of drawing, mostly (described in the book) : I draw the exterior first, without looking much at my drawing, except for checking I'm not completely getting out of the page ^^. Then the interior and the details.
I usually draw very fast. I prefer to draw directly with a pen, but I use a pencil when it's difficult and I want to get it right absolutely. Usually I don't especially want that!
I'm always surprised when it looks good and that's a big part of the pleasure! (I love good surprises).
In a drawing I love the lines. I love color, too, but I think what I enjoy the most is the line work.
Pure lines make me feel clear and happy. Like I understand the world better and it's cleaner and prettier.
My favorite all times illustrators are Walt Disney, Hayao Miyazaki, Masamune Shirow, and Hugo Pratt. I love Natsuko Takaya very much, too (she did the Fruits Basket manga series).
It's time to wake up, now, my rambling is finished!
That's all, folks ^^ ! A la prochaine!