18 August 2000 ... More Sketches
I've got a directory on my computer called "Draw" and this dog has been
sitting there for about a month. Every time I look at it, I make up a
new story about it. The lastest story: Her name is Sadie,
she is a mixed breed Lab. She's an older dog and her caretakers love her
to bits! The vet says Sadie is overweight, and the caretakers say, yes, we'll
put her on a diet, no more table scraps. But it's hard to resist
her puppy dog eyes. :)
I was just scribbling the other day with my graphics tablet. And all
of a sudden, Hey, that looks like a bunch of flowers. So I added a few
more green scribbles for leaves, and a couple of yellowish dots for the
flowers. And, hey, that looks kind of pretty.
I read an article this morning that got me thinking. "As a little girl,
I could draw. As a grownup, I can't really."
Yep, kids drawings are always works of art,
worthy of display on the frige.
Then you take a class
in high school and learn about the color wheel and perspective and shadows,
and suddenly, there are other kids who have a lot more talent than you do.
** Article was on Themestream which went down.|
Writing Exercises: Go For It
by Karen Grunberg
But I think I still have that "childish confidence" with my drawings. I
don't mind at all that the sketches I show here don't look quite finished,
or they aren't even close to perfect. I allow myself to chalk it up to
my "style," or "it's an experiment"
and I don't worry about what people think. It's about the
effort, and not so much the finished product.