29 January 2013

Tree time

Seduced by the possibilities of making soft graphite even darker, by using a rubber (eraser), I looked up from my worktable and "saw" the tree. It's hardly a true likeness, but that wasn't the point ... it was about using these delicious materials (for an indefinite, living-in-the-moment space of time) and it was/is about looking, about seeing.

The tutor on the foundation course was, we thought, overly enthusiastic about "having all day to spend drawing" - but now, his words are coming back to haunt, and encourage, me. It's an absorbing activity, when you focus on the doing and not on how true-to-life the results might be.

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