July 6, 2009 § Leave a comment
There was a time when I felt very inspired by tempera paintings and tried to mix my own tempera colors for each painting. It was fun, I tried an old receipt for egg tempera, pigments, egg (the complete egg, not just the yolk) and a tiny bit of linseed oil. It works beautifully, feels like some sort of fluid oil painting, but dries much faster. The disadvantages of this technique were that it is very time consuming as you cannot sit down start painting right away and finish after a couple of minutes. You do have to make preparations before starting to paint and there’s a lot to clean up afterwards. So it never really became a routine for me and I’m back to the easily available ready-made paints as for now.
July 3, 2009 § 1 Comment
Sometimes I just start doodling on a piece of scratch paper and usually the result would be a female face… so I guess it’s some kind of drawing routine and drawing habbit of mine to draw faces.
Here’s one of those doodles:
July 2, 2009 § 1 Comment
An important aspect of routine actions is time. Usually most of the actions that are done as a daily routine are connected to time – either that they are being done on a special time of day or that they have to be accomplished in a certain amount of time.
July 1, 2009 § Leave a comment
So I’m going to challenge myself once again and try to sketch each day at least a little ACEO on the theme “routine”.
What were my first thoughts when I heard routine, well the first image that came to my mind was that of a machine or some sort of clockwork. Little gears that work exactly and precisely. Routine is something mechanical for me, something that lacks creativity at some point, we are acting like one of those little gears, our actions and their outcome are predictable.