Friday, December 23, 2005
Another blast from the past
After a while, one inevitably finds that the best sketches are those that use the least number of lines.
That appears to be the secret of having natural talents.
Thus, devoid of those natural gifts, I find myself terribly burdened on how to create a good sketch with the least amount of lines, and of course, time.
I always fail miserably, though still passably encouraged to try even harder.
Pretty little miss all dolled up.
Well-chiseled and deeply-set features are easier to recreate. Thus Caucasian features come out more easily than Oriental features.
Unless, one's talents are prodigious and varied. But then, we assume that the greater numbers of those who try to sketch only have the minimum of nature's gifts.
Little boys are hard to do.
Creating the smooth and fine lines needed for children's features are quite difficult. One can't help admire the talents of those little known artists who inhabit the throw-away remnant spaces in the many malls of the old homeland.
A window through the eyes.
Sharp and clear pictures are the easiest of imitate. One simply duplicates whatever details of the features one can distinguish.
Once read in a sketching book manual that sketching is not about duplicating the real images, and it mentioned the impressionists.
Probably holds true for real artists.
But what about us non-artists?