Messing around with faces again. This time want to do them flat, with color and line. Inspired by Picasso ceramics, of course. And Matisse drawings.
I always wonder, how can these guys (you know - the ones hanging in the museums) make stuff, that is SO simple yet SO effective?
Picasso said it is about allowing yourself to be a child again.
He said that conformance, and yes, education, beats it out of us --- the desire to experience the beauty of expression.
So let's start: with someone I personally know, my nephew Zack. He is 5 years old,and I wish I could draw like this. He doesn't know I stole his drawing. (He hasn't giving it to me yet). I didn't steal it but I violated his copyright.
I ran downstairs and scanned it - and you are seeing it in black and white - not the joyous Crayola crayon it was.
But I'll tell you - if this were matted and framed - you'd have a hard time distinguishing it from REAL art. It would look like GREAT art. (In my opinion - but then I'm a crazy artist, so...
I used to tell my students that if you saw their stuff hanging on the wall in a museum - you would accept that it belongs there. Try it! If you're not already doing so - mat and frame some marks you've made. You'll be impressed. Whether realistic or abstract - just put your head down and GO FOR IT!
I love the mats and frames you can get from Target for around $25. - The black wood looks professional. Happy NEW Year! I hope you have time having fun with art. Being creative can really make you soar.