Where do you start when you haven’t been actively creating work for a numbers of years?
I feel like I need to:
- rebuild some technical skills
- explore new materials
- allow concepts and imagery to grow
I have an obsession with beetles and fur at the moment. I hope to regain some drawing skills using these images, and exploring the use of coloured pens and pencils. Here’s a beetle sketch, overlaid with a scarab from the Smithsonian Institute (public domain image in case you were wondering).
I plan to animate the beetles, so now off to better my skills in graphics and animation applications as well.
Nice, thanks! I just looked at google image search for Cy Twombly – really like the scale of the work and the movement. Couldn’t see any beetles though lots of flowers and some furry-looking surfaces.
Look at Cy Twombly. He will help with everythink.