I finally got to sort out some things that were an eyesore to me for a long time. A couple of drawers with things I didn’t dare throw away. A big frame where now years ago I put some postcards and they got all messed up and eventually hidden in the basement. Framed a couple of pictures and just dusted and vacuumed. In a way it felt good, I finally did what I wanted. On the other hand, it made me think about time more than I’d like to think about it right now.
You see, I have this feeling sometimes, that I got stuck in the airport. Everybody is moving somewhere in a hurry to live their lives and I’m just small talking with them while they are waiting for their plane, and then they go. And I stay. Like I’m a resident of the transit area.
Since recently I started doing a bit more drawing and painting on an almost regular basis, so I realised i suck, there are several things I need to figure out for sure.
I need to learn more about how to:
draw faces from different angles, especially from the bottom up, this perspective is killing me
hands and feet, I should probably talk to Peter about it and get some exercises there..same applies to faces
combine the colours better and be sure what I’m doing when mixing 🙂 well, intuition is not a bad thing, but I’d like to be a bit more confident about it
learn more about shadowing, especially, when painting/drawing faces
be patient and not stress about nothing
There are many-many other things I’m thinking about, but I realised I always slide to something fashion illustration-like, so I think learning more about human body and face totally won’t hurt.
And…I need to get a desktop easel and organise my space better..and get something for storing paper and materials. Biiig plans, but I’m not sure I’ll have time to think about it before the next weekend comes. Sometimes it feels like I’m just living from one weekend to another. Not good. But I don’t feel like thinking about it now.
I am trying myself in different techniques. So yesterday I thought why not try real water-colour, like a landscape, not just girls or small objects. And I think it worked. I am not 100% satisfied, but at the same time I think it looks a bit transparent in the right places and the sand is not totally unnaturally looking 🙂 So yeah, I will be trying more.
I can definitely say that the year started well. Wonderful-wonderful weather and lots of fresh air. I love that beautiful winter light, and no wind. I guess, there are very few days like these in DK each year, so I feel really lucky when I’m out on a day like this. We ended up by Lindholm stream quite by accident and went for a walk there. Despite the fact that my feet were just freezing in converse shoes, I had a great time. I guess it’s this convenient switch mechanism we humans use from time to time that let me enjoy the walk ^^ But yeah, I guess, I should accept that it’s winter and dress according to the season.