Wednesday, 16 September 2020

"Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation." Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Wednesday Club is meeting for Life Drawing at CamelArt, chosen only because other people wanted to try life drawing and there is a musician there (and drinks) for me. I am not a sketcher. I have barely legible hand writing. I think I will probably be able to prove Picasso wrong when he said "In drawing, nothing is better than the first attempt."

However the whole point of the Wednesday Club is to try new things, and so this week I will be trying my hand, and pushing my comfort zone to attempt to sketch in public  (and if I'm honest, staring at a nude person will be out of my comfort zone too, regardless of gender).

I will try to remember that drawing is a meditation and art is sharing a vision. I have tonnes of spare paper and if worst comes to worst, I can shut my eyes and listen to the music.

It's been almost over a year since I added something to the Torschlusspanik List, and I note I've checked off quite a few but never written up the experience. So maybe that's what I can do if the sketching is really too mirth producing and I'm shamed by my fellow artists....

Torshlusspanik List:

1. Shooting (check)
2. Fencing (check)
3. Play croquet at Croquet Club
4. Laser skeet
5. Off road buggy driving
6. Play Assassins Creed
7. Jetpacking (check)
8. The Color Run (check)
9. Invent something
10. Cooking Masterclass (check)
11. Master a Masterclass (check)
12. Perform a rap song (check)
13. Trampoline adventure (check)
14. BMX Riding (check)
15. Do a cart wheel (check)
16. Ride an Electric Bike (check)
17. Astonish Myself
18. Write a book.
19. Participate in a distance event (check)
20. Climb Sydney Tower (check)
21. Dance in a dance class (check)
22. Trust a stranger
23. Get a truck for the Landmine Museum and Relief Centre in Siem Reap
24. Paint a picture
25. Go Rollerskating (check)
26. Do Chinese Square Dancing
27. Do some life drawing

"Drawing is not what one sees but what one can make others see"  Edgar Degas 

Do you sketch? Do you find it therapeutic? Have you tried anything new lately?

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  1. ...a fair and good statement.

  2. I had a go at fashion illustrations at one point - you know, those long line 1920's style of drawing & I also did watercolour art for a bit & some folk art for a bit - back in the 90s. I've never sketched and definitely not life drawing. It does seem to be having a bit or a resurgence though at present so I'd never say never.

  3. I just looove seeing new sketch pads and pencils! I am very excited on what you plan to paint :) I used to sketch portraits but I can only do it with grids and a still photo as subject :)

  4. I organised a drawing class for my best friends hens party. We had to sketch a naked man! It was lots of fun ... although my drawings were absolutely terrible! #DreamTeamLinky

  5. Drawing can be so relaxing can't it. I haven't picked up a pencil for a while, but did have loads of fun drawing in the garden with Little Button over the summer. I'm very impressed with how many things you've ticked off your list. Thank you for joining us for the #DreamTeamLinky

  6. Not sketching but I have bought some watercolours to try to get creative. Of course the only thing I need now is time! Thanks for linking up with #dreamteamlinky

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