Thursday, March 20, 2008
My aunt, in the form of DCPeg paid me a marvelous compliment today. She called me an inspiration. I guess we're caught in a little love loop, then, because she's an inspiration to me too. Give her blog a read, and you'll see the reasons why.
Today, she mentioned that she defaults into a comfort zone of drawing. It's the mindless drawing that we do—no over planning goes into it, and there aren't any first sketches that get refined and then penned. It's the stuff that comes out whenever we mindlessly put pen or pencil to paper. This is stippling for me. I could stipple for hours, which is a good thing since it takes hours to create something recognizable using the method.
A pencil sketch is a good place to return to if you want something after the first step, stippling is a good place to return if you want to leave your brain in neutral.