Friday, May 20, 2011
I am always blown away by those sketches that capture someone/something and show so much in a single outline. My inclination is always to go for too much detail - in everything I do. It drives me a little crazy sometimes that I cannot find the stop button. Most of the art I love has little to no detail - I love abstracts, Expressionism, Impressionism - all of which make suggestions and leave the brain to fill in the detail. So in an attempt to make my sketches look like sketches and not get hung up on detail I set myself down to do short sketches of heads (another weakness of mine). The problem was then to stop myself from going back and fiddling about with them once I had done them. I haven't got as far as a single line yet .................... I'm hoping that will come in time.