Saturday, May 03, 2008

Up until recently, all the drawings I’ve been doing have been from life—if you can call rendering inanimate objects “life.” But I suppose they’re an extension of it, aren’t they?
Anyway, a few nights ago, I decided to draw some glass vases from a postcard of Jeff Goodman’s art that David had given me because I really liked the flowing shapes. This turned out to be more of a challenge than I thought it would be mainly because I didn’t have a real sense of their dimension or texture. I felt much happier with the vases after I’d scanned them and added some gradients in Photoshop.
Somehow this drawing of my handbag was more satisfying to do. Even though it’s not in proportion, it’s more realistic simply because it was actually there.

1 comment:

tgarrett said...

I love the quality of these- Drawings like this have a spirit more so than photo realistic ones- Nice work!