For the love of drawing ('How I learned to enjoy drawing more'?): Fashion illustrations of the day (pencil)
Two years ago, I published an article What Do I Talk About When I Talk About Painting? in which I tried to explain what painting means to me. My meditations might have been motivated by the fact that despite not considering myself a painter (or a visual artist), painting remains essential to me. It just does. I suppose I still haven't come up with a why. It just does. And you know what? That's enough. These photographs were actually taken shortly after we moved into the new house, but I already look very much at home. I wonder why. :) Only one of the drawings that follow was made with colour pencils. It is a quick sketch but it gave me an opportunity to play with flowers (a while after these photographs were taken). I will probably share those floral designs in my next post. They are always fun to do. Today I'm basically sharing just these 3 drawings, but I'm also taking the chance to do a bit of writing done.
Anyhow, I still have a few things to say about drawing. For one, I think it is very useful for developing one's skill, even if you happen to be more attracted to pains (watercolour, oil and acrylic). Moreover, it is obviously easier to carry around a pencil and a sketching notebook as opposed to carrying paint and brushes around (though, there are those mini/travel painting kits one can purchase) In addition, drawing is in many ways more practical. The changes you will get paint on everything around yourself are rather slim. Although, it can still happen, if you happen to be as clumsy as I am sometimes. Still, generally speaking, there are many advantages to drawing. If you want to enjoy drawing more, you might want to consider them all.
Last year I even started a feature on my blog titled 'The world of pencil'. I realized that pencil is such a beautiful medium. There are so many amazing artists who choose to work solely in pencil. Before I knew it, I who have always been addicted to colour, fell in love with pencil. Moreover, then I started enjoying working with a monochrome or one colour sheme. I even started using a single coloured marker to create illustrations (for example here). Another thing that made me enjoy and love drawing more is simply realizing that I can adjust to make it more approachable to my personal aesthetic.