Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.
And Henri Cartier-Besson had amazing reactions!! His photos are superb have always loved his work
“One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil.” (Balthus)
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Drawing is the artist’s most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality. (Edgar Degas)
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Monday was as usual time to sharpen pencils or in my case pens and to start with the whirlwind of two minute drawings. Our model was that day an amazing model who has posed many times. Her experience and enthusiasm make her an amazing model, every pose is so expressive to her very fingertips. I try so hard to capture all that. The two minute poses are the best because as soon as I have time to think the brain gets in the way of a good drawing. Ah well next week!
Look in Nue to see the results and guess which are the 2 mins drawings. It won’t be hard.
A hard morning , a new model, his first time and ours too with him! It was like starting all over. The quick drawings were a disaster, I couldn’t get anything right in 2 mins which is normally my favourite. I needed so much more time to get the whole feel of the new situation. I did walk out with some results which are in the nu folder. Everyone left looking drawn and haggard (excuse the pun).