Saturday, August 17, 2013

It's all in the detail.

'Look closely, the beautiful may be small.' - Immanuel Kant

This month I've started prepping for my solo show at Locavore in October. I've been doing a few little drawings and studies and I've started to get back in to drawing my really intricate Victorian / Mongolian lace inspired collars. It's lots of fun!

I love drawing tiny little details. Maybe why that's why I enjoy drawing insect studies so much. I'm all about those tiny little pinprick dots and interconnecting lines. I love how these intricacies can be mirrored in fashion. Pattern and repetition. I love these little details, they add a much needed element to what can be a relatively simple and loose lines lady. In my opinion. They add depth and interest. And who doesn't love peeking at little details in art with you nose two centimetres away from the surface and following the strokes? Well, I do. Hehe.

It's all in the detail. I've had to stock up on posca's cos I'm roaring through the ink! I've also bought some amazing new paper in all different shades of white/cream/browns. It's super yummy. It will be interesting drawing on paper again for me! I've become so accustomed to working with wood and dealing with grains...I think I've actually even changed my drawing technique to compensate for how difficult it is to work on sometimes. So I am really looking forward to scribbling on some paper again, and I'll be able to do some watercolour washes again too :) I just really realised that getting to stuck on one idea was super silly....why not try everything and anything and I've decided I don't really care that my style is all over the place :) Can't wait to get into the studio again on Monday. I just wish it was all I was doing! Love my day job but all I wanna do is paint paint draw draw draw play play play and flit around a beautiful studio all day. Hehe.

'Til next time my lovelies. Thanks for all your beautiful support and love! 
xo. E


xo. E