More snow yesterday.
Haven't posted for a while. Busy getting over a cold
and trying to learn to draw and paint on the computer.What little work is out there now goes to artists who
produce their work on Adobe Illustrator or some
such program. Drawing and painting by hand is no
longer appreciated or desired.
The computer certainly eliminates the piles of sketches,
wet paint and dirty brush water (which cats will drink, if
left uncovered), sheets of handmade French watercolor
paper, eraser nubs and rulers and triangles and T-squares.
Trouble is, I LIKE piles of sketches. I am used to the
feeling and concentration of laying a wash on luscious
150lb hot press Arches water color paper with a Series
7 Winsor Newton sable brush and the feel of drawing
with a buttery F lead pencil. Its taken a long time
to master these tools. Not a computer phobe, I write,
communicate, research, shop, sell and alter my hand
done art all the time. All self taught.
But, so far drawing and painting on the
computer is a shallow mechanical exercise. All point
click and drag. Not an iota of sensuality or satisfaction.
My illustration from FINGERPLAYS AND SONGS FOR THE VERY YOUNG, Random House