Blooms and Bounds Redux
Colored leads on A2 Drawing Paper
I am posting this drawing as my way of bidding yesterday goodbye. This is a redo of an old sketch I have kept a couple years ago. I wanted to see how far I have come since I have started focusing more in training as an illustrator.
Some details of the mark making:
With this I am temporarily saying goodbye to doing purely pencil work. On a related note, I had the privilege of meeting Harvey Chan the other day, and WOW what a crazy talented fellow. I felt very small compared to his immense experience in drawing from life. His sketchbooks were so amazing! I was so inspired by his versatility with media while all I had was this vague claim to being good with graphite.
At the time he visited I was working on a children’s book illustration in acrylic and the quality of the painting was very shoddy. I asked if he could look at my older work to give me advice. I was half delighted and a bit disheartened when he exclaimed. “How can you draw like THAT, but paint like THAT.”. I could only nervously laugh and reply that I really need to take my chances and paint as much as I can from now on. At the very least, I felt humbled that he somehow liked how I drew. He gave me a number of painting and sketchbook tips in our short time of consultation. I will never forget him berating me for my bad habit of glazing my colors.
After this, I will be posting more experimental (and probably a bit more amateur) work- some ink drawings, my first attempts at drawing interior spaces, sketchbook work, digital, and traditional paintings.