Thursday, October 13, 2011

I went to see the Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and was inspired. I haven't drawn in so long even though I've wanted to. I've seen other artists' work that has inspired me and seen faces I've wanted to draw, but didn't grab a pen to draw anything. The creativity in Tim Burton's work somehow got me to pick up that pen again to draw.

Yesterday I forgot to bring a pen with me to lunch because I was so out of routine from drawing like I used to.  The only decent pen I could find around me was someone's chewed up green one. The pen was kinda running out of ink, but what distracted me most was the thought of my hand getting dirty with someone else's spit as I drew. To make it worse, I used Sakura Koi Watercolor Paints on Moleskine sketch paper and discovered that the paints just soaked into the paper like a sponge. It turned out looking like a bad rug-burn. Don't ever make that mistake.  I learned something new that day. It was a bad drawing day.

The drawings I have posted here are also on Moleskine, but I used Windsor & Newton watercolor paints (always good) and a set of Russian watercolors whose name escapes me. I really had no idea what I was going to draw. I was going to let my creativity flow, but when I looked at that blank piece of paper, I couldn't think of what to do. I was thinking of all those wonderful monsters Tim Burton drew and tried to do something weird like that, but what I drew was lame.

I really don't know what is going on with the boy at the top. It's my attempt at being weird and creative. lol
Then I reverted to a style I'm more comfortable with with the girl in the red polka dotted dress. Some things never change.

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