Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Some Sketches

Some things I'm thinking about.


Eric Orchard said...

If you produced a book and every page was like this I'd be first in line to buy it. Wonderful drawings!

Viviane Schwarz said...

Hah, that would be fun... The last one I finished actually looks a bit like this, I should really do the promo page soon.

I'm really enjoying the new crayons. I spent far too much time trying to draw properly in my life, and never enough doing bold colourful doodling. If I'd stuck with that earlier on I might have developed it further by now... Mind you, I'd probably be a bit worried to be "found out" if I'd never learned to draw "properly".

These days I like drawings that make me laugh when I draw them...

Eric Orchard said...

I teach high school part time at a boy's school and they started doing really good work when I gave them big, fat pastels. I think it loosens people up a bit and makes it more fun.

Viviane Schwarz said...

It's such fun, and liberating... I've always loved real materials, and I feel like paints and crayons have evolved a bit over the last years... either that or I just didn't pay enough attention before.

I'm feeling a bit stupid about my time in art school when all I cared about was linework and tricks to avoid having to think about colour and materials, and "texture" was a dirty word.
I wasn't hanging out with enough of the interesting people there, painters and sculptors... I wonder why I didn't, because on the Foundation course (before specialising in illustration) I was friends with loads of people who made stuff that wasn't drawings. Then the illustration course started and somehow it felt like the walls were closing in, more and more talking about drawing and less and less colour and joy and big emotions.
If I could do it again I'd paint big paintings and sing in funny voices at the same time. I'm thinking about doing some sort of thing, maybe work with children- I want to make stuff with people who really enjoy it.

In fact, sod it, I shall paint a big painting today and enjoy myself!

Eric Orchard said...

I feel the same way about my art school experience.