With-drawing the world in flux
A new series of life observational drawings while traveling the world. As I hope Kandinsky would approve, I am taking a line for a walk, a meditation of the ebbs and flow of a city, a place people dwell and move. The energy and chemistry of the world, city by city. Urban spaces, rural spaces, and the purgatory of airports are a place of a slower experience, a mediation between time and the public space.
Cambridge, United Kingdom, October 2018
Tangier, Morocco, September 2018
Tangier, Morocco, October 2018
Brussels, Belgium, September 2018
El Raval, Barcelona, Spain , August 2018
Rough idea beginning to form here as time lapse are filmed at the same time as the sketching. Life sketching unfilmed.
Withdrawing in Santiago de Chile, December 2018
Drawing is Walking
Drawing from Life, a necessary pleasure
Here are a collection of my life drawings, paintings and drawings from life classes and life models and friends through the years.
Form doesn't come from just observing and transforming accurately, it comes from the spirit of people sitting, standing, posing.
Life drawing is essential in understanding how to draw, and how to allow the intuitive guide to lead the process.
Life drawings is a meditation on life itself.
Drawing is a Language of movement.
Considering gesture, line drawings is a movement of your eyes to see the whole, and less of the pieces/ or the individual parts. This practice allows less care about accuracy, which doesn't really matter, and is a rhythmic dance, a composition on site, impromptu, undermining self-consciousness.
It's a skill anyone can learn, even if slightly intimidating at first. It's very fulfilling to be free from constrains, until you feel the rhythm as a new language.