This is interesting. I didn’t even look at my model for this – my box of natural objects. After my previous ten studies I must have gone into auto-draw. And I guess I liked the sneaky fish who appeared yesterday, because I think that’s what influenced the idea of this school of fish.
Very strange marks here on the opposite page. I don’t know what to say other than I had no goal in mind when I sat down here at this desk. I wasn’t even planning to sit – just walked past it doing other things in my work space and saw out of the corner of my eye this open book of drawings – opened to yesterday’s page. I can’t seem to help this desire to play around with drawing the same thing every day. It’s like a meditation. Oh, and by the way, my mind was a super mess of chaotic thoughts going every which way (sort of like the drawing) but now I feel better. Thank you, Pilot G-2 07 ❤️
Train of thought as I draw…my brain is a pinball machine.
Train of thought as I draw: wonder what family of birds lived in this little nest…Shelby Lynne is such a genius!!! As I’m listening to “I can’t Imagine” in the background…I think she’s a courageous writer of lyrics and tunes…Don’t forget add these holes. I like how they create a background that can go anywhere…Give me a ruler – Quick! Feel like making some order here…OH YES a checker board table cloth. My brain is a pinball machine…
Yes, those are bees looking out at me from inside the beehive: the queen has trapped them and they are pleading to me for help – so on this Thanksgiving Day I will set them free. I will pardon them like the Whitehouse turkey. Bee kind. Bee loving. Bee truthful. Bee giving. Bee bop a-lu-ee.
Finally, my brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable…Bee these (Phil. 4:8)
Oh my. I watched the morning news before sitting down in my quiet place to draw. This is what happens with an agitated brain and a hand armed with a Pilot G-2 07. Do I feel calmer now that I’ve unleashed some marks on paper? A bit.
It certainly is more fun to draw with my imagination rather than trying to stay within the confines of reality.
Well, I did not do a pure contour drawing as I’d planned yesterday. I totally forgot. Instead my approach came at a different angle, literally. Not straight on as before, but tilted slightly to the left. It made me struggle with perspective, which I have not resolved, but oh well. New shadows were cast from my desk lamp, too.
But tomorrow is a new day. Tomorrow I will tackle the pure contour, the kind where the rule say you’re not allowed to lift your pen or look at your paper!!!
Oh wow, these objects make it so easy to jump from reality to fantasy with these drawings. I have thrown discipline out the window already! Good riddens, I say.. Maybe tomorrow I will pull back and slow down with a contour drawing. This is what I tried to do today but I’m too revved up in between walking the dogs, throwing laundry in, helping Bob with his pc, scattered mind. Scattered energy. BLAH!!!