Day 7 – from thinking to feeling

My drawings took a different approach today I started to look from a different perspective. I was not just looking at the shapes, relationship and negative space but rather feeling it, drawing from my sensations. It was like I had gone from learning to see through drawings, to stop thinking, to allowing my artistic, my feelings to come through.


‘Qualities of drawings and painting don’t matter a bit here, it is the sensation, the feeling for the picture, that is everything’[i]

‘By approaching the process with out the need to copy a likeness your experience is richer.’[ii]

‘To combine observation with sensation bridges the gap in our knowledge and understanding. The information gained is not superficial; it is a personal investigation and selection.’ [iii]

‘A standard definition of the term illustration is ‘an example used to explain something’ it is visual translation of what we think we see, a reproduction of how we think something looks from a single view point. However, when you are painting you are not explaining anything; you are giving form to your sensations, you are inventing an image that did not exist before.’ [iv]

‘For you as an artist, using sensations to inform your response to things is essential to developing a successful and pertinent language in painting and drawing. It can be combined with observation to powerful effect, enhancing an image and bringing back the sensation with greater intensity.’ [v]

‘Although the work that results does not look like a copy of the object it can stand alone as a powerful image that evoke the experience of the subject with more intensity and interest.’ [vi]


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[i] Speed, Harold. The Practise and Science of Drawing. USA: Dover Publications, 1972, page 217.

[ii] Ball, Emily. Drawing and painting people a fresh approach. Wiltshire: The Crowood Press Ltd, 2009, page 61.

[iii] Ball, Emily. Drawing and painting people a fresh approach. Wiltshire: The Crowood Press Ltd, 2009, page 23.

[iv] Ball, Emily. Drawing and painting people a fresh approach. Wiltshire: The Crowood Press Ltd, 2009, page 65.

[v] Ball, Emily. Drawing and painting people a fresh approach. Wiltshire: The Crowood Press Ltd, 2009, page 21.

[vi] Ball, Emily. Drawing and painting people a fresh approach. Wiltshire: The Crowood Press Ltd, 2009, page 23.

 

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