I sat down to draw something yesterday and found all my art muscles rusty. Once again.
Early last year I was beginning to hit my stride and determined (with a lot of help from my friends) to keep up with drawing and painting this time. But I allowed a nine-month home-improvement binge to distract me.
Yesterday, with big projects done and construction chaos cleared, I determined to sit down to the art table again. When I did, though, my work was stiff and clunky and my attitude worse.
So. Help me out here, if you’re inclined. Point me to some image online that might inspire and kickstart me.
I don’t know what exactly that might be so I can’t give you much in the way of guidelines. (The unexpected might be the most inspiring of all; who knows?)
It should probably NOT be a photo of your favorite human or four-legged critter that you’d like to see beautifully drawn. Because the purpose of this exercise is merely to apply artistic WD-40 to rusty parts. It COULD be such a photo if you don’t have high expectations.
Something easy might work. A rolling landscape, a woman’s face, an interesting dog. It doesn’t have to be simple, but it has to be something I don’t need to take Vastly, Deeply Seriously. No Grand Statement of Freedom or Meaning of Life thing, please.
Something that will enable colors, patterns, and shapes carry me away. Yeah, that would be wonderful.
So, dear people … link away. Inspire me!