Tuesday, January 06, 2009
A Focus On Figures
My aim for 2009 is simple...To focus on figures as much as possible.
I have started a new Canson sketchbook just for family sketches and will be sketching the public in a variety of journals throughout the year. I'm also currently trying to line up some life models, portrait or figure, clothed or unclothed.
I'm chewing over some good places to sketch people, (living 3 miles from the village has it's disadvantages here)
All of the studies will be from life not photographs.
Although many or most of the works will be made directly in ink into my journals, I hope to experiment with mediums, techniques and styles and plan to have lots of fun.
I want to dare. To throw caution to the wind and fear into the gutter. To learn. To train my eye and Improve my skills.
I want perfection to become second nature but I'll settle for good likeness and proportion. Hmmm, No, actually I won't...I'm fibbing...
I want to be able to paint your portrait, perfectly, while swinging upside down, blind folded.
Impossible dreams - they are the very fuel that drive us, are they not?