False starts and sudden changes of heart during the process are really what the process is all about. The final cover Right: They can be the best way to abandon an idea with no regrets, or a way to retain that fleeting something, to be revisiting months or even years later.
Drawings are thoughts fixed in graphite lightly. And so it went for five days. Drawings are never done, only the book that holds them. The whole thing was impeccably planned out — my editor may have strikingly original ideas, but she is also strikingly well organized.
It is simply a glimpse, at a given time, of an idea. I would like to do a book on drawing with no drawings at all. What we actually did was lock ourselves away in the studio for five days while I drew ten sketches, which the photographer, who nursed a monstrous cold with typical English phlegm both literally and figuratively in this case and tried not to cough too much down the back of my neck whilst perched on a chair behind me taking pictures.
It was quite exhausting, though, and quite sobering seeing those things I would normally erase being photographed close up for posterity, but we did our best to make it instructive and fun. A drawing is never really done. Like two mirrors placed face to face, the artist is somewhere in that infinity of reflection and counter-reflection.
And draw slower, please. Anything to stop the exercise from turning in to a methodical and predictable sketch-by-numbers, which is anything but rewarding.
And speaking of which, here are a few from the book, in the guise of a postscript: Hopefully armed with a pencil and a sketchpad. Here is how it went: It is all about keeping an eye on everything at once, seeing the whole drawing at once, and keeping up that constant and unconscious measuring of proportion and position that is so crucial to creating an illusion of dimension.
My editor, armed with her laptop and a good deal of patience, caught the running commentary and kept notes organized, photos regularly uploaded and coffee flowing freely.
May 11, Left: Better, possibly; different, certainly; because drawing is by nature a hasty exercise conducted in the court of circumstance where the muse has many suitors.
I would like to do simpler drawings, more complex drawings, the same drawings again, or a double handful of new ideas.Jan 03, · Category:Images by John Howe.
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