I left my phone at home today so on my break at work, instead of watching youtube videos, I made a quick sketchbook and sketched while I ate. Here’s the sketch I did at Toasted Bagelry in Brickell. Everyone was looking at me like I was plotting to bomb the place but I was only sketching it. Chill, people.
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Another sketch poop. This time there’s some photoshop in it.
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Me and my fiancé decided to go get a drink late at night the other…night. As we spoke, I drew these blind contours of her (blind contours are when you draw without looking down at the paper/surface, only looking at the subject). I love blind contours. They reveal lots of things you may not have done/seen otherwise. These were all relatively the same pose from the same angle and yet they all came out completely different. Each with it’s own character. That’s whats so strange to me. That I can show myself something I was not aware of by essentially not caring so much. It seems that is the case with the arts in general. Something you may have spent months planning and working on may not have as much valor or draw to it as something you may have done in 2 mins (pun intended). I think it’s because the quicker, “less involved” work, shows a truth or is more “naked” and, apparently, it’s obvious. It shows. That also goes hand in hand with the whole “draw loosely” method they teach you in figure drawing classes, or just drawing in general. The more loose you are the less likely you are to care about mistakes, and the less you care about mistakes the more honest your work becomes. The next issue would be knowing when it’s done.
As I drew these, and looked at my fiancé, I didn’t notice that she was bothered by my “undivided attention”. In fact, I asked her if it bothered her that I drew her to which she replied to by saying no. Still, I feel she was a little bothered by it. I think she may have thought I was not fully paying attention to her, when in actuality, drawing lets me concentrate easier on things.
It was a fun and talkative 30 mins or so, or however long the drink lasted. Thanks, for not being bothered, babe. Or at least, thank for putting up with it. Love you.
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"So fast", Graphite, Paint Marker, Watercolor
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