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Don, do you create your drawings from life or from a photograph?
Hi Bella,This is from life as are all my recent drawings. On my older ones,where they are from a photo I have said that below the drawing.
Me againHi Bella,All my recent drawings, including this one, are from life. In the past where they were from a photo I tried to remember to say so below the drawing. I made a lot of drawings from photos I took on trips to Europe as there is only so much time. I really did not think much about it until Jason Das of Urban Sketchers got me going on the idea that the big thing about art, drawing anyway, is looking at a 3 dimensional reality and putting it onto a 2 dimensional piece of paper. A lot of the artist gets into that process and it shows in the drawing. If you use a photo the camera has done the 3D into 2D for you and you are just copying. There are some distortions with a camera also.That said, I have seen a lot of what I think is super artwork done from photos.I did the Tymac drawing on a beautiful sunny fall day sitting on a urban park path right in front of their dock, one of my favourite spots, on the downtown Vancouver waterfront. Tymac services the cruise ships and others with a water taxi/launch service and a garbage removal service, how lovely.Bella, I am no expert on any of this, for me the best thing about art is there are no rules, no right or wrong, no good or bad, only like or don't like.I talk way too much.Always glad you visit.Don
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