Have you ever tried a new medium for the first time and absolutely hated it? That was me two months ago with this paper from Canson. It took several weeks for me to adjust my drawing style to work with the unique texture (aka tooth) of the paper. But now that it’s grown on me, I can’t imagine drawing without it! Unfortunately, I can’t find any local art stores that offer these beautiful colors so I’ll be placing an order online soon for more Canson paper! For new artists out there – have an open mind when trying new things and give it two weeks of solid effort before deciding if the material or medium works for you. . . .
"Student’s Dream". Ink, pastel paper, 21,0*29,7 cm.
The “Sleep Time” series started from just one quote.
“No one looks at sleeping people, but only they have real, beloved faces, for when awake the face of man is disfigured by memory, feeling, and need.” (Andrei Platonov, Chevengur)
A man spends 1/3 of his life sleeping. The sleeping positions, unlike gestures, facial expressions
and speech, are impossible to control. Only then, a man is sincere. The way we sleep can tell a lot about us as a person: about our mood, personality, state of mind, relationships with other people and the view of the world.
We all have our shopping addictions...
I look at people and wonder how do they look so stylish ALLLLLL the time. Then I recall that I once went to the mall to buy clothes and shoes... found a framer and got two pieces of artwork framed instead ... oh.. yah... I have an art addiction.
I may need to hire a stylish guru one day