Saturday, March 03, 2018

How I Start a Drawing - ink volleyball gestures

Here are a few gestures from a volleyball game at which I was a spectator.  These kinds of drawings always remind me of wire sculptures - an art form that I really enjoy.  I did these in a little notebook that I often carry - one of the drawings has my notes in Gregg shorthand - another art form, as well as a communication device.  I still use shorthand most days and am thinking of ways to incorporate it into my artwork.  Several years ago, I saw that done in a painting - it was more of an assemblage that featured a key on a cord that was draped in front of the shorthand.  Really unique and beautiful.  Anyway, back to the present - I realize that these drawings don't appear to be very substantial, but for me, all the art I do starts this way.  Thanks for looking.





6 comments:

Jane said...

Knowing your works I can see where this will take you. Great sketches.

Jeff Oxley said...

I always enjoy these.. I would like to see them life size. :)

Aimeslee W. said...

It amazes me how artists begin their work. These may be wire figures but they each definitely exist and are recognizable and kinda cool. xoxo

Connie Chadwell said...

Thanks Aimeslee - Really glad you enjoyed these!

Connie Chadwell said...

Thank you Jeff - very happy to see you here!

Connie Chadwell said...

Thank you, Jane and thanks for stopping by!