posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 03:50 PM
The one on the phone was a doodle basically just from imagination. I usually need to look at something, like a model or a photo when I want to do art
to have it be realistic, and also to get the lighting right. I was just giving her a light and dark side because she is supposed to be a Gemini. But
I suppose if I put a partial mask or something like that on one side of her that would have been cool too.
I don't know if you were saying if just the phone one is unrealistic, or all of them. But, it doesn't matter, because I am not going for exact
realism in many cases, anyway. For instance in the last one I posted of "Mother Grief" I intentionally made her abstract, so it would be one of
those types of pictures you couldn't see right away. My art teacher expressed it best (about why exact realism to the subject is not necessarily
desirable) when he told me the story of how they happened to hire him for an art teaching position, at a University he taught at in California:
At the job interview, it came down to him and one other artist. He and the other artist had about the same experience, so it was decided for a
tiebreaker they would have a drawing contest. The other artist could draw lightening fast, and he drew the subject in perfect detail as if the
subject was snapped by a camera. This made my art teacher very nervous, because what he drew did not look exactly like the subject and he was slower
at it. He thought he would not get the position. But the head of the art department said he preferred my teachers work, over the other artists work,
because it had a personalized style to it, it looked like art and was interesting. He said the other man could draw exact, but if he wanted an exact
picture he could just take out his camera and take a snapshot.
Honestly, I do need work but I can draw exact from photos and people, (if I want to), and I don't need practice in that department. Maybe, if I can
get some of these off the slides..I can show you some work like that. However, working 'freestyle' with Indian Ink is different than drawing with a
pencil and eracer. If you make a mistake it stays, so you have to get it right the first time because there is no going back and fixing it. What I
really need practice in is doing backgrounds, and studying light, and working more with different colors and paints...other than pastels and
watercolors, I haven't had a lot of practice or patience in doing that.
The stuff I put up here is my early art. Some of it has been copyrited by me signing and copyriting it, and/or by people who own it..knowing when I
made it, taking pictures of them and myself with the art at the time. But I cloned out that information, and also some were signed on back. I have
more art but I cant put it up here because it needs to be copyrited properly, and also I don't want my signature up here for now, because I don't
want people to be know my name and identify me. (Although, maybe they can already, if they really wanted to do with some research). Maybe, when I am
ready I will put the rest of my art, on an art link where you don't need to disclose your real name, and where your work is copyrited, and then put
the link up in here.
No offense taken.
[edit on 29-3-2006 by DeeplyAwake]