Confession, I don’t read the paper.
Right before figure drawing I went trash-bin-diving and salvaged four pieces of newspaper to draw on. I expected to find more. But, it must have been trash day.
When you come an hour late to figure drawing on Thursdays, you get to draw free.
We got 6 minutes for 6 poses.
One minute drawings are crazy. Marvelous. Time works differently. So do you.
There’s no time for hemming and hawing. You do. You’re done. You look. The next one begins.
Drawing on newspaper appeals to my mixed media aesthetic which is really about playing with circumstance.
Along with the four pieces of newspaper, I brought some collaged ground I’d made a long time ago. I tucked them in my big black artist bag that I’m not so shy to carry around any more.
Thinking, tonight’s the night. I’m going to see what comes.
And, I’ll tell you what I found, opening to what comes with curiosity helps you understand what lines are saying and how to say something with lines.