I have started my Drawing II class and it is going well so far. I have the same instructor as I did for Drawing I but the format of the class is less structured. We will have lots of opportunity for self driven work and it should be very interesting.
One of the things we have to do is maintain a small sketchbook that we just add to throughout the term. There is no set number of drawings and no specific subject matter required. Carrying a sketchbook seems to be a fairly standard practice among artists but for me it is a new experience. I have a bit of a block when it comes to selecting a subject for a drawing. It is strange as I have seen others do amazing work with items that i would never have though to draw. I know it is the drawing and not the subject that makes the drawing interesting but I still have some commitment issues.
I am trying to find new ways of getting my art onto the blog. So far I have just taken digital pictures from my sketchbook but the picture quality has been poor. I will be trying some different ideas for the next few posts to see how they look.
I have come to love using Post-it notes for sketching out ideas for larger works. This is an idea I got from a Doug Chang book and at first I did not give it much thought. For my class I am working on a surrealist landscape project and the Post-it notes allow me to burn through tons of ideas very quickly. An on top of that they are cheap.