Monday, December 30, 2013

No Rhyme..Nor Reason...

...Just a massive "End of the Year"
sketchbook blog "dump"...of unpublished (unblogged) drawings
taken from the pages of my
Red Hand.Book.
No holds are barred here. will see the good...
the bad...
and the ugly...
as well as the finished and the unfinished...
the colored and the "ink only"...
the single day and the multiple day...
waiting room...television watching...feel like drawing
doodles, and scribbles,
just plain "pen dancing" events of my sketchbook life.
Each page was made "ink straight in"...
no lead sketches or markings or guidelines...
just raw pen markings
finding their way across my sketchbook pages....
which were usually balanced uncomfortably
on my lap.
No wonder there is a bit of wonkiness
to this collection...;)

And, now...a collection of "drawing" quotations
to inspire your artistic Muse
help you jump start a new year of artistic
exploration and fun!

is the artist's most direct and spontaneous expression,
a species of writing:
it reveals,
better than does painting, his true personality."
 ~Edgar Degas

"A drawing a day keeps the cobwebs away." 
~Robert Genn

"I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing."
~Vincent van Gogh

"Draw everywhere and all the time.
An artist is a sketchbook with a person attached."
~Irwin Greenberg

"When my daughter was about seven years old,
she asked me one day what I did
at work.
I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people
how to draw.
She stared back at me, incredulous,
and said,
'You mean they forget?' " 
~Howard Ikemoto

1 comment:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your wonky drawings are wildly wonderful. Happy 2014.