Monday, 18 August 2008
Goal 2 : Be Bolder
My friend Bruce was by two days ago for coffee and to return my copy of Kirby's Mr. Miracle and over the course of the afternoon he asked two questions. One was "why aren't your paintings more dynamic?" and two was" why aren't you using photoshop?" Anyone who knows Bruce knows he's the nicest guy in the world and he didn't ask those questions that bluntly, I thought it was funnier to write them that way. So, I'm thinking about his questions, staring at the floor in shame and thinking He's right! I'm horrible! Which, of course he wasn't saying at all, just extremely helpful. so this has lead me to my next goal, which is to with with the art itself, I want to be bolder. So, don't laugh at me! Here are some photoshop doodles I attempted, I won't leave them up long because they're not very...good. But it felt really good to be doing something that was pushing the boundaries of my knowledge and abilities and to add another layer to my work. By bolder I mean I want to add new things and make my work more dynamic. If I don't get too frustrated I'll be posting more digital work, hopefully better. And if anyone wants to know the top picture is a portrait of young French pianist Lise da la Salle and the bottom picture is a very groggy Julie having her first coffee of the day. If you have any advice on photoshop or digital work, I'd be more than happy to hear it.