Subject Matter Doesn't Really Matter When It Comes to Drawing
I didn't get home tonight until a little after nine, and I had left home this morning at a little before 8. It was a very long day, packed with interesting things, but drawing wasn't one of them. This was a night when I would NOT have drawn if I had not been posting! I had no ideas about what to draw. So I started sketching an apple I was eating, at different stages. That felt really quite good. And then I spied a homely raw carrot left over from lunch. I got so involved in drawing it, trying to use the fewest possible marks to render it. I felt like I was enobling it or something, paying so much focused attention to this little scrubby thing. I loved paring away everything except what felt essential.