I Love to draw and Paint but I never seem to find the time to do it these days.
I haven’t put a brush to canvas for over 6 years, I did a bit of sketching and drawing about 4 years ago… somehow I managed to leave my entire portfolio in a hotel room in Gatwick, UK and only discovered it at thirty thousand feet…. Don’t ask!
These days most of my creative time is spent at the keyboard, which is fine but just not the same thing.
I did take a stab at digital painting a while back but simply can’t bring myself to engage with it…somehow it seems sacrilegious. Painting is such a sensual process for me… clean canvas, the smell of turps (bugger the museum quality) old clothes, good coffee, great music…laying down the paint is visceral, working the brush, finding the form and texture, playing with glazes…getting paint all over yourself….. by comparison painting with a laptop seems sterile and chore like.
Anyway…not my point! I decided since I have no scanner nor Waco tablet I would draw with my mouse.
Hehehehe, what an interesting experience.
Kinda like strumming a guitar with a brick.
I’m talking a fist size mouse with wire attached (laser at least, no ball) skimming over the uneven surface of my work table. Above is an attempt at a speed sketch a’ la mouse, took about 7 minutes give or take.
The end result reminded me of an old French Canadian guy I once worked with so I gave it the caption “Je Suis Canadiene” ( I am Canadian… I think?)
I’m fairly happy with the result…. Oh had to use geometric shapes for the pupils, my lines kept closing, it looked weird. Other than that it’s all freehand drawn.
Whadda ya think?
Let me know!
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