Been doing more experimenting with stuff, trying to draw from imagination more than previously and include more of a sense of play in image making. Life drawing is great for keeping a good eye for proportion and detail, but one thing I've learnt is not to neglect drawing from imagination. It is not bound by accuracy and representation in the same way and can allow you to be more free in play and process. Drawing from imagination uses complex symbols that aren't used as much when drawing from observation, but it is these symbols that gives an artist individuality and often gives an image a soul.
Posted by Stuart Ruel at 00:48