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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Morning Meditation


I've been sketching with pen (Sarasa black that makes gray when you get it wet) and sumi ink.


I got out my high school annual for these little guys. I copy them by turning the book upside down. Then I don't know what they're supposed to look like and that helps my brain see what's actually there. The photos are tiny and poorly lit. In a strange way that helps.


Once in awhile I copy a face that I find on the internet. I don't know who this guy is so I make up a name and back story as he emerges. "Rupert" was married to my first grade teacher Mrs. McPherson. She was a real person. I decided that he looks like a music teacher. 

I don't know what to say about this other than that drawing was my first love as a child and that from time to time I want to play in line. And to thank Mary Ann for this new affliction. 

Do you like to draw?  



16 comments:

suchwildlove.com said...

I first fell in love with this style of drawing when I 'met' Danny Gregory. He often copied from old year books, too. It's a great way of getting used to the basic dimensions, and infinite variations, of the human face. Lovely work here!

Lynn Cohen said...

I Love to draw! Been doing it for two years now. Whoopie! You are so very very good at it Judy! You have so many talents! You inspire!

jinxxxygirl said...

Yes but perhaps you would call it doodling.....lol.....Do stop by to see my lastest! Hugs! deb

iHanna said...

Oh such pretty drawings, first I thought it was ghandi there, but now I see it's a music teacher. Love the gray scale of these drawings Judy!

barefoot muse said...

Ooooo....love these Judy, and yes drawing is one of my passions too! You've hooked me onto a couple of others as well ;-)
Thank you for that!!!!

lilasvb said...

su ch nice art journaling

Darlene K Campbell said...

Yes, I like to draw with a pen (no erasing). If I get something in the drawing not quite right I go with it. Love the idea of using old year books. I'll have to take a peek at the ones I have. Your pages are great and it's true that working in an art journal is like meditation. (Think I'll go there now...)

femminismo said...

Lately, yes, I love to draw. I am on my fifth day of April art challenge + haiku. Good idea to turn the book upside down!

Kim Rae Nugent said...

Your journal pages are lovely and inspiring as usual. Thank you for sharing!

Michele said...

That MA has me drawing more, too. She's infectious!
Love the high school quartet. I think I may have gone to school with one of them!

XO

Danielle said...

Great drawing and pages!

Kimberley McGill said...

Lovely!!
I keep saving interesting faces I find (well, not faces - images of faces! :)
to sketch later. It's awkward for me, but I'm enjoying it anyway.

femminismo said...

Judy! I reread the recipe for cold wax and realized I only put in one cup of the wax to 1 1/4 cup Gamsol. What should I do? The texture is soft, but maybe too soft. What should I try? Heat this gently back up and add the rest of the wax? thanks, jeanne

Ezshwan Winding said...

I love drawing and am back to working from a live model. I spent so much time drawing in 4th grade, that the teacher threatened me and said I wouldn't make it into 5th grade if I didn't stop drawing all my classmates and finish my math workbook.

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Miss MaryAnn and Danny Gregory have both recently inspired me to start sketching as well. Thanks for the idea to draw from yearbooks, that's very clever. Love your Rupert face and backstory!

Jolene said...

Judy, I almost NEVER comment on blogs...but I must this time! "Rupert" looks SO MUCH like our music teacher from 1955-1965 at our school in California! His name was Leon Guide! WOW...this knocked my socks off! :)