So very expressive! I'm assuming this was drawn from your imagination. I like the added color drawing as well.Doodle improved
When we draw from observation or even a photograph, I’d say, we grasp a far better understanding of what’s in front of us. Distortions are cool where not accepting them will frustrate the artist to peices!!@spinningmytires, thank you for your insights!
I like the notion of 'recording' what is seen. That is what I find myself doing; I often draw in my mind, from faces, nature etc.
And I don't mind said distortions, actually I cherish them, like how the ear is misplaced etc.
Here's one after a photo, then adding my own touch in coloring/shadows:
Oh I didn't link to it, just explaining that I used a reference photo. A simple Google image search on 'face'. Or did you mean my drawing? That should work.Thanks but I think this didn't work. This link is a '404 unfound page.'
Oh I didn't link to it, just explaining that I used a reference photo. A simple Google image search on 'face'. Or did you mean my drawing? That should work.
Yeah, generally I don't understand what I'm drawing. It just comes out. When more abstract I can sometimes find a title for it, or assign some meaning to it, but generally I like the idea that I'm not intentionally creating art. I just have a hard time not doing it.
Drawing can be thought of as dissociation. Or more precise, sublimation. An adaptive defense mechanism, according to Freud.
It can also be an incredibly helpful therapeutic tool.
Your figure drawing is very similar to what Kimon Nicolaides described as ‘modelled drawing.’ Here the figure's surface area closest to the artist would be drawn with a lighter touch of the pen or crayon while the receding distant surfaces receive a much greater pressure which then making them darker.Lousy croquis that turned into Robocop or something
Relatable. I can clearly sense if drawing a body part feels awkward and disengaged, or natural, or connected to something natural. I heard a definition of art once, to express something natural.I sometimes have difficulty connecting the arms and hands to the shoulders. There’s an awkwardness there, as if, I’m not consciously aware of my own arms. When drawing the figure there's a projection that occurs, as if, I were drawing myself. And when the gesture isn't felt the drawing can become stiff and awkward - here the arms that I draw might seem, as if, merely dangling appendages.