Saturday June 13
Habits are a blessing and a curse. It keeps good routines going but can also put you into a bit of a rut. There is wisdom in the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” On the other had, as Chris Bianco, a brilliant pizza maker and fine baker, said “I can tell you, you learn things when you burn things.”
So let’s throw caution to the winds and try our best to work outside our comfort zone by changing up our process.
If you normally work very slowing and detailed, try working very fast. loose and more abstractly with big shapes.
Same with the reverse, if you start with a quick gesture and build up a loose drawing from there, then go immediately to great detail drawn slowly and then spiral the drawing out from where you started.
If you normally work on white paper then start with a colored ground, and instead of the usual grey or black, try a bright bold color as the base of your drawing. Monochrome or loads of color? Do the opposite.
Work small? Try big. Right handed? Use your left, left handed use your right. Use both. You get the idea.
We invite you to experiment some more in and around your homes during our stay safe isolation.
As always, this challenge is optional and you can be a strict or as loose as you like, including ignoring us completely. Just make sure to work from life and include your surroundings to give your focus context.
We will start at 10:00am. At noon, which is when we normally meet up to share our drawings, please post your sketches so we can all see them on whatever platform you are comfortable with:
Posting to this blog
Emailing to our mailing list
Posting on our Facebook page
Looking forward to seeing what you all do with this one! We want to see both brilliant successes and total train wrecks!!!