I really enjoy drawing portraits and will often copy images from movie and album covers (I have even been known to pause a DVD and draw the frame from my television screen!). This is what I used to do before starting university last semester. It was a completely selfish pursuit as I used it as a form of meditation with the work being a mere after thought. It allowed me to switch off and escape the stresses of daily life and cope with things I’m not sure I could have without it.
I like to draw fast with a felt tipped pen, working back into it with a water wash. It was all about letting go and not worrying about making mistakes or getting things perfect. I often set a timer and would work like a mad man until it went off. The size of the paper would set the time I gave my self. A3 or bigger was given an hour or less and A5 as little as 15 minutes.
Moving out of my comfort zone in the unit VIS1303
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