Monday, January 23, 2006

Just Do it

I hate days like these were my motivation just slips away. I need to get out of that funk, I been reading a good book lately the The War of Art, Break through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. Yea I know a really cheesy title but it's a good book. Basically it talks about how resistance usually is the culprit of ending any creative endeavor. How to invoke the muse. It’s a good book and for twelve bucks can’t beat the price. So in me trying to break this habit I needed to just start doing some kind of art. Have to keep moving and do something, I painted what was on my computer desk at the moment. Felt good just to do something. Like I always tell my friend Dave “Just Do It,” Of course from the awful but somewhat makes sense Nike tag line.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

kinda funny

I posted the last painting I did on certain forums and I received critiques about it, mostly they said that it needed improvements like more looseness, proportions; also that I should paint from life. So I posted the figure drawings that I did from life, now they can’t believe it’s the same person. I think that’s funny, both were done at different times in my life. My response was basically

“I think there is something to say about using your imagination or trying to develop one. I know some people who can be in front of the model or reference and produce great art but take that away from them and only rely on imagination, well they become lost, also yes you have those great people who can do both. That’s what the painting was straight from my head. I think you have to develop both only than you can be at your best, and of course you have to learn the fundamentals before you can produce anything of substance. So if you can’t paint with a brush you can’t paint with a machine, its one big learning process.”

So you take from the critique what you want and move on, here are the life drawings.




Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Here to take him away!!!!!!

So here we are again, I started a sculpting class at the Palette and chisel academy; a cool place that has art 7 days a week. Besides all the classes they have open studio sessions, bascially there is a model posing 7 days out of the week and you can paint the model, draw, or sculpt. Pretty cool place, and if you become a member you get keys to the place where you can use there studios. Check out the link www.paletteandchisel.org. I'll try and post some stuff that I worked on over there. Anywho here is a piece I like to call "here to take him away."