Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A feather?

One of the challenges I posed myself this year was that I would make a concerted effort to DRAW MORE. In my humble world of art-making, drawing is at the center of everything else. So it makes sense that this would become a bigger part of my art practice, does it not?

Recently, I have grown tired of some of my usual drawing materials, so I decided to draw with the tip of a feather. Yes, i did.

I really love that I have less control over the line, and even less control over how the ink comes off of the feather tip. I think there will be more.

Then, when I was ready for something new, I tried ink and brush, which I have done before, but not for a long time.

A shot of the cool storm cloud from the past weekend.

The desert truly is a place of beauty and wonder.


Cynthia Schelzig said...

ooohhhh when I clicked on your blog to see these feather tip drawings...I said...oh wow...I really like your rabbittts and look at that beautiful sky...ahhhh the desert beauty...breathtaking indeed.

Patty said...

Karine, I LOVE these drawings!!! They're so ... free? Unburdened? This is a nudge for me, to relax and try something new.

pRiyA said...

Karine, these drawings are great. So much energy in the lines.
I give my students unusual materials with which to draw, so that they have less control over their drawings. I always feel too much control kills a picture.

Deb Ammerman said...

I really love all your rabbit drawings, but the one's drawn with the feather tip are really something! I can't wait to see what else you come up with! :)

Nicole Hyde said...

Love all the drawings and the feather one is great!

Maggi said...

The feather drawing is free and dynamic. Wonderful hares.