Drawing makes you look and the more you look the more different things seem. The more I create, the more I look and see the world around me, the more I notice how things change in a different light.
You know how when you say the same word over and over again it gains a different meaning and sounds different, that happens when you look too. This post could as easily have been in O for observe or S for seeing.
Look for longer, closer and things and you will change.
One thing I did last year was to paint some eyes, in acrylic, on sheets of plastic for an event for the Arts Festival and here’s a few of the eye’s I painted. We did so many that the eyes I painted started to look like sunsets. To me, I imagined caves and all sorts of things.
When I sketch peoples faces I look at them intently for about five minutes and the first minute or two can be quite uncomfortable for both of us as we appear to stare into each others eyes. then we ease into it and by the end we’ve shared quite an intimate moment and I’ve finished a quick sketch of their face.
Like I say, look and things and you will change.
My AtoZ Blogging Challenge is all about sketches I’ve done this past year and some benches I’ve met along the way. Today, whilst looking for images for L is for Look it occurred to me that we look with our eyes and I remembered these images.
If you’ve enjoyed reading this post why not see what others are doing too during 2015 AtoZ Blogging Challenge.