Study of a girl playing a guitar. In order to produce this I had to make a number of important breakthroughs in the way I work and conceptualize things, and in the process, I had to learn how to draw all over again. The reason I had to relearn this basic skill was because I kept looking at drawings by Picasso and Braque, and I couldn't quite work out what made their lines so good, and so organic. After much frustration I finally cracked the puzzle, and that revelation is played out in the image before you. If you're wondering what that secret is all you need to do is look at the picture and ask yourself the following question. When does the line: split the canvas or exclude an area, enclose a volume or create a plane; stay two dimensional or become three dimensional; stay connected or break suddenly; remain solid or become broken; shade or obscure or both? There's a lot of ways to draw a line, and an infinite number of reasons why you should or shouldn't - we're not in Kansas anymore!
Girl With Guitar Study has now been featured in the November 2013 issue of InFirnity Magazine which can be viewed here: [LINK]
and to illustrate a story by Sarah Brooks called The Years of the Tarantella which can be viewed here: [link]
P.S. I would like to thank every one who has taken time out of their day to stop by and view my artwork, it really is greatly appreciated. I'd like to thank every one individually, but the way things are going, it is going to turn into a full time job. So if I don't acknowledge every favorite, please forgive me. But I will definitely answer all comments and notes sent to me, and eventually I will get around to visiting all your galleries.
Many thanks !!!