Saturday, 31 January 2009
INTRODUCING YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND
What happens when a sportsperson gets injured and can't play for a while? Well, they invariably loose their edge. A tennis or golf player just back from injury always struggles to regain form.
It's the same with drawing, which, you've seen from previous entries, is a vital ingredient when it comes to picture making.
What's the answer? That's easy - draw every day.
The best way to achieve this is to always have a sketch book with you. Then, when you're stuck at the airport, waiting for someone in the hotel lobby, or waiting for your spouse to bring you breakfast in bed, you can make productive use of your spare time. So whenever you've got a few free minutes, start drawing.
As your sketchbook will be with you so much, you should choose a good size (A4 is far too small). Let's say about A3, and a reasonable quality stock, and certainly more than 100gsm.
Now all you have to do is aim to do a sketch a day.
WHY NOT MAKE YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND YOUR SKETCHBOOK?
I promise you you'll never regret it.
Two of the drawings above are from my sketch book - one is of a pair of runners. I did this when I was rafting down the Franklin River in Tasmania. The other is a sketch done in a nearby town when we were looking for a house in France. The third is a more finished drawing of Lynne and an amazing building in Melbourne.
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 23:06