‘Automatic’ Drawing

2013-05-15 20.46.20This was an interesting week in drawing class.  We were drawing with no plan, and looking at nothing.  It was all about letting the mood take over; and given the baroque background music the teacher played during the evening, lots of curls and swirls emerged.

Armed with only a piece of paper on the easel, some charcoal, ink and white paint in plastic cups and a couple of paint brushes, we had to stand as far away from the drawing as possible and fling a few lines onto the paper, and then fill in and improve it.  At various junctures during the class we had to move around and do what we thought would enhance our fellow classmates’ works, and at one point we were all applying ink from a brush taped to a three foot bamboo pole.

It was all very messy and quite good fun, although really all I did was make a mess.

And don’t you go trying to see anything in either of these.

2013-05-15 20.18.24

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  1. Rowena – I like them!

  2. It’s hard not to try and see things – I think the brain tries to do that automatically, you know, make some kind of sense out of chaos. heh. I really like the first one 🙂

    • I know we try to make something recognisable in images. I enjoyed it though as it didn’t matter if it did look like anything or not…..

  3. Pleasing results.
    “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
    Pablo Picasso


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