Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dance #4 sketch

I recently experienced a period of time where I lost my creative vision. I woke up one morning and found my art to be void of meaning and depth. I have experienced this artists block many times before but I really hate how it makes me feel. I have decided to refocus on dance art (which was where I started when I first began to take my art seriously) using this blog to document my progress. I want to create passionate work with depth and movement and experiment with different combinations of mixed media.
Dance #4 is inspired by the dancing of Ashley Sweett and talented photographer Patou Lauwers. This drawing was created using graphite, pen and water colour paint.The background was inspired by the draping of her dress and hopefully creates a sense of fluid movement giving this somewhat static pose a sense of life and vibrancy.
This is the first sketch in this series based on Patou Lauwer's photography.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ballet in Blue

I am always fascinated by an artist's sketchbook. Each individual has such a unique creative process and I thoroughly enjoy immersing myself in the artists mind.
For me the sketchbook is a place to try out ideas and concepts and play with the composition of a potential painting. Throughout this blog I will be sharing my sketchbook process and inspiration behind my art. 
Dance #3 is a pencil, pen and water colour composition. I was experimenting with paint and drips and luckily the paper in my sketchbook is thick enough to allow me to do this without ruining the next ten pages.
Feel free to comment and share as I love to hear from my audience!