Thursday, May 18, 2006
EDM # 14 Draw what you see in the morning
This is literally what I see from my bed, inches away from my face. I'm not sure what possessed me to try and draw it from my pillow! I had a headache at the time and as I had my head on the pillow and an urge to draw, this was the obvious place to start. Trouble is I had to hold my head at an awkward angle to keep looking at it, and I turned my headache into a migraine. So since I've suffered for my art, do I qualify as an artist?!
It's a hopeless photo, I can't get the contrast right. I was reading on another blog about trying to think of composition when sketching (it was a new thing for them) and it made me realise how important composition is to me because I never NOT think about it. I'm just getting used to this Moleskine and the placement of my drawings so although I'm happy with this drawing I'm very unhappy with how it looks on the page. It ruins the whole thing for me - I should have placed it on one page only, probably to the left. BTW, it's the bedside table. This Moleskine book is now hosting my apartment series. I have three more drawings in progress and I'm starting to panic as time is running out for all the things I want to draw here. My initial horror of the old fashioned fittings turned to fascination once I realised their potential!