13 March 2020
sketch book 2020 - 01 Drawing on paper
I am ashamed to say I haven't drawn on paper in years now. It simply isn't as easy as doing it on a computer terms of setting up and materials needed. The image above is from a new sketchbook I got for the holidays and was rendered with Ebony pencil on paper - the subject... just things within reach.
Drawing in real media does have its set backs but it also has many advantages... it's more tactile, your ability to see something in front of you and render it live and quickly is a great tool for improving how you draw and see the world. The limited ability to correct mistakes or zoom in 500% for details make sys pat closer attention to what you are doing and as a result, you learn more about the subject and how to represent things in the real world as art.
Oddly it didn't feel weird sitting down at my drawing table, located next to tay computer desk to remind me I should be using it, in the slightest. This is not high art or even great sketching but I am happy I didn't completely "lose it" and am surprised and happy that what I drew looked somewhat like what I was drawing.