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Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Artist in Me

Valparaiso University Department of Art held their annual (and free!) Draw-a-thon yesterday which focuses on alternative drawing processes.

The first session was Flashlight Drawing, but I can't talk about that until I receive my disc of artwork the instructor is sending. (It was my favorite session!) But if you look here you might get a taste of what's to come.

We did a surrealist method called Exquisite Corpses in which a piece of paper is folded in thirds and artists draw either a head, a torso, or feet without having seen the rest of the drawing then pass the sketch to the next artist until it is a wild creature.

Here are a few examples:

This is a head the instructor drew.
Here's a horse head I drew.

I drew Ghost Lady and she happens to be my favorite, so I brought her home and I'm going to frame her and put her in my office.

I think she has a story to tell.But of course, I'll have to tell it for her since she has no mouth. (There is a layered meaning here.)

I learned that I want an art studio. And maybe, even if I'm reluctant to admit it because I don't really believe it, maybe I'm a little bit of an artist on the inside.

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Elaina M. Avalos said...

You, my dear, are an artist whether you draw/paint or not. But you just so happen to be talented in the art department as well as being a great writer.

monica said...

love that lady. LOVE the horse. jealous. wish I could draw

Andrea said...

I desperately long to take a drawing and maybe a painting class. I have never taken either, but I feel there is something trapped inside of me just waiting to leap out through those means....
Blessings, hugs, and prayers, andrea

Stephanie Wilson she/her @babysteph said...

OH, I think that would be so much fun. That's awesome, Michelle!


Unknown said...

Of course you have to go to Heather's blog and look up the guest post I did on how to draw so you can hone in on these newly found skilz :)

Anonymous said...

You THINK there's an artist inside? Um, yeah! Those are great!