We Brits aren’t generally known for our demonstrative natures ~ quite the opposite, in fact. But when I read this Kurt Vonnegut quote I have to admit that I actually punched the air and yelled ‘Yay!’
Vonnegut ended the quote with the words: ‘So do it.’ (which, ironically, I accidentally missed out!) Here are some pages from my Art Journal, which show how thoroughly I’m interpreting his advice:
Testing…testing…testing…here I’m trying out some of my pens, pencils and pastels and discovering what they do: chalk pastels are far messier than oil ones ~ so I’ll use them with extreme caution, if at all.
Wherever on the page I begin a sketch, I end up straying off the end, or having to squidge the drawing up to get it all in. The Artist has a natural sense of proportion, so he can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong or show me how to correct it. He suggested I draw a grid. It didn’t help… 😦
Well, that’s enough soul baring for one day.
More kaboodle doodles coming soon.
p.s. Apple’s new iOS8 won’t let me add links to related ‘Kaboodle’ posts ~ the text box covers my keypad. If you’d like to read them, please feel free to scroll backwards.