10/14/12

Drawing Water Without Water





I often wonder whether what I do is meaningful and useful. No, I am not asking for reassurance. I just like to ask myself. This Sunday, I wanted to draw water without really drawing water. You know what I mean? Sometimes I draw waves, raindrops, flood, seas, rivers...and there is always some sort of line representing water. Okay with that last statement, I think I just missed my goal for today's drawing. Never mind. The ripple symbolizes water.




I am never satisfied with my finished drawings. There is always something I could have done differently and better. Crap! I drew on the bottom margin.  I want my drawings to look old, as in 1930's or older. I want my drawings to look like the drawings on the books of my childhood. Instead, I started this drawing with a blank sheet and blank idea. Rocks! I love drawing rocks, so this one started with rocks... and the kid looks modern, sigh***





and trees.. I wish I took this seriously. Instead I stare blankly into space, drawing whatever comes along and trying to fit it into the Bristol pad...




Today I got up from bed at four in the morning to start a project implementation.  I worked online. I started this drawing at six in the morning while waiting to cycle the servers. Throughout the day, I took the drawing with me while washing, ironing and folding laundry, cooking dinner and listening to the radio. It is the third quarter of  the Sunday Night Football game between the Texans and the Packers. The Texans are behind. I cannot stand the stress. Pfft! Ooop! The Texans lost. Oh well. I need to fold the laundry. 



Untitled or maybe Fish or Water or Rocks















10 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

Better watch out! I'm a-gonna cannonball into that water! So delightfully nostalgic and wonderful, dear Ces. Do you think fish can get whiplash?

Ces Adorio said...

Thank you, sweet Bella. Well, you can snap their spine so they don't wiggle after you catch them in the wilderness but I have not done myself, only saw it on television.

Lisa Graham Art said...

That's it! Your drawings DO look old...like from the 1930's. I am loving the fisherman...his pose, his shirt, his rolled up pants. You are so talented. And you draw while doing laundry...now I am even more impressed. :)

theartofpuro said...

Beautiful!Love the style and movement:)

Rod MacGregor said...

Nice...I think it looks like good water...fashion from the 30's is in now maybe?...it still has an old look.

Irwin Borjas said...

amazing

k.h.whitaker said...

Love the process pictures Ces and the shadow in the water is really wonderful.

Cindy D. said...

I don't think the figure looks modern! I think you captured an old-fashioned style quite wonderfully. I just love the reflection in the water. Beautiful!

AHAviews said...

Love hearing about your process - the way the drawing comes along, obtrudes, sits as a layer of its own in your mind and in your day. The textures, their rock-ness, water-ness and tree-ness speak clearly. And odd, the airy quality that whispers throughout - and yet you did not draw air? Hmm... Much enjoyed.

Creations By Mit said...

Amazing linework, as always! (And lack of linework in the water!!)