One of the all-time popular posts on Art Matters is Drawing: A thin black line. It is re-published below.
Whenever I get into a bit of a slump I turn to my drawing materials. Of all the tools, ink is most satisfying to use. There's a decisiveness about making marks that you can't erase.
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Drawing - a thin black line
When shown that they can draw – they declare that they must have a hidden talent.
Drawing is in reality a way of learning how to see. We can learn to hone our powers of observation with the result that almost anyone can learn to draw.
Whenever I traveled anywhere, first into the suitcase would be a sketchbook, pencils, pens and a smallwatercolour box and a brush or two (although I never seemed to get around to adding much colour.)
|Pier at Blankenberg|
|Departing ferry, Breskens|
Paging through them takes me back to the experience of different countries more vividly than any photograph album.
|Ferry Harbour, Breskens|
|Sketching the copyist in Antwerp, Belgium|
|Seeds and Leaves 382mm x 760mm Ink on canvas|