Thursday, August 04, 2011
The old and the new
What is it about drawing that brings us back all the time to the studio for Life Drawing? Last night I went to the monthly class at Delta Studios expecting no more than maybe three or four people, after all it’s the middle of the holiday season and it was a very hot sultry evening.
Instead twelve of us turned up.
There is something in human nature, almost primeval that craves the desire to make marks.
For three hours I worked just using a piece of pastel and some wet paper towels- how much more basic than that can you get, not even the pretence of a brush.
Fast-forward today to the 21st century and the sharing of the images on mobile phones, Facebook, Twitter and blogs.