The art of drawing is somewhat diminished by the use of CAD. or if you like, computor aided design. And less and less people alas are using sketch pads as a result, preferring to let the computor do their artwork – which isn’t really feasible! The nuances of the weight of application of the drawing implement, is so personal and can reveal to the viewer the relationship of the artist to the work, a task as yet not possible otherwise.
However, you the reader or as an artist, will realise that some drawings, even very good work, may need a tiny splash of colour to bring the drawing to life. Using sepia or carré sanguine, is one way of uplifting even the simplest of artworks, as the warm hues of these colourants, in themselves, add life to an illustration. The other way, is as shown here, to just put in a minute morsel of colour, in this case in the kitten’s eyes – to give the work a vibrancy it would otherwise not have.
If you have an illustration or a sketch that you think could do with an “uplift” why not try adding that vital touch of colour and sit back and admire the result.
Thank you for reading this and if you have any queries about this or other features on my blogs at http://www.annedalton.org please contact me and remember to join me in my free Open Days.
Whenever you see an Artist at work, you will note how wrapped up he or she is, in their work. I think this is because the very act of drawing or painting is hugely theraputic and it can enable you to pour out your soul onto a piece of paper, board or canvas.
The demands of creating an artwork are both intensive and satisfactory ‘though the Artist may have to dig very deep in order to release their creativity and produce an artwork that is pleasing to them and to the viewer.
Drawing and painting are personal – very noticeable when one views the pencil, etc., choice and the colour palette of individual artists. Outgoing people tend to use lots of dramatic shading in their illustrations and equally lots of yellow, orange, rust and red in their paintings. More reserved personalities tend to draw simple outline sketches and go for muted greens, soft blue/greys and brown colours.
Artists tend to enjoy themselves when working and this in itself is a truly healing action. Of course, we throw away work that doesn’t please us , but that actually increases the feeling of well-being, when we produce an artwork with which we are truly satisfied.
An artwork can be as simple or as complex as you require it to be, and if you lose yourself in its’ production, then the healing magic of Art has done you a great favour.
I’ll be delighted to welcome you in 2018 to my Art Studio close to Rennes in Brittany. Here you can browse amongst the artworks, enjoy a coffee, discuss your own artwork with me and participate in an art demonstration – all free.
I hold these Open Days regularly throughout the year and if you contact me at:- firstname.lastname@example.org I will forward you full details, dates, times, etc. In the meantime I wish you all a most Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a fantastic 2018.
As places are strictly limited, however, please e-mail me in good time to secure a place for yourself on one of these, very popular, Open Days.
Parking facilities are available and I look forward to welcoming you to these, always, most enjoyable, occasions.