Keeping stuff is good #33

from 2007 #33

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. The model transfigured. I have no idea why I drew this the way I did. But that’s nothing new. It always starts with the best way to use the space on the white paper or canvas in front of me and the rest happens on its own. Some end OK, others not so much. Is it a matter of “letting the creativity juices flow” or inspiration. That’s all a bunch of crap dreamed up by those who have no idea about creating stuff. It may have been getting late and we were in a rush to get home. Crayon and oil pastel on 11 x 14 archival, Aquabee paper.


About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.
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