gRAPHICaNATOMY

Further art discussions and notifications for the artwork of Sam Thorp

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

 
Notes on Creative drawing

A matter of asking the right questions
Approach from a different direction
Test the extremes: How far can you go?
If you can’t make it better. Make it worse- then see what happens.

Where can you find sources for good ideas? Everywhere. Keep your eyes open.
1. Saturation- finding out as much as possible about a problem
2. Incubation- don’t fear errors, they show you the way.
3. Illumination
4. Verification

Drawing objectifies thought
Drawing is the silent twin of reasoning.

If you can teach a person to see, that person will be able to draw. Its not drawing you have to learn, but seeing.

Drawings is always the same task.
If you really look, what do you actually see? Not what you think it might be, should be, could be, but what it is.

You are the sole owner and absolute ruler of this realm. This world is too much with us.

Image management is a particularly difficult job. We have to endow our work with transcendental significance for it to have any meaning.

I am the form giver. I direct & manage tremendous resources of experiential intelligence with the help of reflective intelligence.
Art awaits finding.


Notes on Nietzsche

Self- actualization: become what thou art

Live more in the real world. Unknown is not frightening. Accept your own human nature with all its short comings. See reality more clearly. Enjoy your animal nature. Have a good appetite for food, sleep well, enjoy sex w/o inhibitions

Be spontaneous, develop more fully your own style.
Like solitude
Accept misfortune w/o reacting violently & retain your dignity
Concentrate intensely
Appreciate the basic good in life.


Design & borrowing
Artists don’t originate they translate existing form into an alternate language.
A good parody requires intelligence and familiarity with a target.
When most art becomes popular, its features are co-opted by mass culture and transformed
No style is truly original- to be original all influences must be incorporated seamlessly
Know your sources. Understand where style comes from. Acknowledge certain approaches that belonged to a specific time & place and it should not be revived.

Comments:
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
 
Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]





<< Home

Archives

May 2005   June 2005   July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   October 2005   November 2005   December 2005   February 2006   March 2006   May 2006   June 2006   July 2006   August 2006   September 2006   October 2006   November 2006   January 2007   March 2007   April 2007   May 2007   July 2007   August 2007   October 2007   December 2007   January 2008   February 2008   March 2008   April 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008   October 2008   December 2008   January 2009   February 2009   March 2009   May 2009   June 2009   July 2009   August 2009   September 2009   October 2009   November 2009   December 2009   January 2010   February 2010   March 2010   April 2010   May 2010   June 2010   July 2010   August 2010   September 2010   October 2010   November 2010   December 2010   January 2011   February 2011   March 2011   April 2011   May 2011   June 2011   July 2011   August 2011   September 2011   October 2011   November 2011   December 2011   January 2012   February 2012   March 2012   April 2012   May 2012   June 2012   July 2012   August 2012   September 2012   October 2012   November 2012   December 2012   January 2013   February 2013   March 2013   April 2013   May 2013   June 2013   July 2013   August 2013   September 2013   October 2013   November 2013   December 2013   January 2014   March 2014   April 2014   May 2014   June 2014   July 2014   August 2014   September 2014   October 2014   November 2014   January 2015   March 2015   April 2015   May 2015   January 2016   March 2016   October 2016   November 2016   December 2016   April 2017   August 2017  

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]