Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A return to art. (Owl - Step 1 - Drawing)


I thought it would be this big event. A momentous experience.

But no, it was nothing like that.

After almost eight months of not creating any art (the longest time as an adult), I finally sat down and drew over the weekend!

I felt this frustration and resistance and did cry a bit while drawing, but it was time and that was that.

Here's what I started:


It's going to be a painting of an owl. I used a basic grid pattern to ensure the proportions matched the reference photo.

Little by little it'll get done. I still have two unfinished paintings from last year and I do NOT want this to be a third.

If anything, I told myself I could always rip up the drawing if too much time passed without any progress.

We shall see what becomes of this piece.

8 comments:

naturgesetz said...

Here's hoping it is auctioned off on e-Bay (or given to a good friend).

Kim Rempel said...

A wonderful start. I hope you fall in love with the sheer act of creating again and it feeds you. Great lines!

stanw said...

Can't wait (well, actually I guess I have to, LOL) to see the finished result! Looks like an awesome start, go Dean...

Mind Of Mine said...

I think this is the first twinge of a better you coming back.

Michelle said...

A beautiful beginning!

Dean Grey said...

naturgesetz!

I plan on giving it to someone...if the painting turns out okay!

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Kim!

God I hope so too.

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Stan!

Thank you, sir!

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Mind Of Mine!

We shall see, Ian!

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Michelle!

Thanks!

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Everyone's encouraging comments are greatly appreciated!

-Dean

Jules said...

I'm very happy to hear that you are doing art again! Go forth!! I believe in you!

Dean Grey said...

Jules!

Thank you for believing in me, girl!

-Dean