I guess I didn’t make that very clear. I certainly would have understood what I meant, and I”m me. Start with what you know, indeed.
What I mean, is that when starting out a piece of artwork, there are some areas that you already know how you’re going to handle them. For instance, in the new drawing above, I knew how I was going to draw the people. Started there. Which gave me an idea of how to handle the branch, which gave me an idea of how to handle the middle ground, and so forth, so on, and blah, blah, blah, etc.
The drawing may look a little weird the way it looks here. It’s a small drawing, that the WordPress format blew up in size. Every little stroke of the pencil is visible here, whereas it really looks muted.
Just a personal note about my life at the moment, my tremor has gotten to the point that I can no longer control the pencil well enough to stand at my easel to draw. So, I’ve made a different approach, working smaller and in a way to brace my hand better. True, it’s a little dull doing small pieces, but I tell myself if there’s something I really like, when I figure out how to do it, I’ll make a statement piece out of it. Also, I’ll have a lot of little accent pieces. See if that’s any better for sales.
But thinking about it, I wondered what of the drawings I have already would make a good accent piece. My first choice is an unassuming sketch of mine which I am now naming “Mind Games”. That’s firstly because it resembles the intricate working of a person’s mind and also, I was listening to John Lennon a lot when I drew it. Okay, to refresh your memory:
Yes, it needs a little tweaking, but with figures of children added to it, I think it would me a damn good huge, huge, I’m telling you, piece.
But there are others that I think would make a good statement piece. For instance, this:
It’s actually a nameless little piece that I did as a label for a friend’s line of natural products. But can you see this 5 feet, by 5?
And then there’s this:
My old logo, Cheshire Cat like.
Going back to my small, paradise works:
Now, I’ve gotten so many statement piece ideas, I can’t make up my mind. Mind? Mind Games again?
I’m going to bed.