Monday, September 19, 2011

New drawings from life

I draw from life once a week, and the consistency of this is starting to show. This week I used some pastel for color. Last week, I used vine charcoal, although I typically find this too fugitive. But the model was so soft, and nothing else seemed to feel right. This week I went out and bought more materials. It seems one never has exactly the right thing, but it also seems that limitations often produce the most creative results. I am not where I want to be with these, but each week, something new shows up in the drawings, and the magic of being there before the model drives me onward.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ira Glass on Not Quitting

This is a wonderful statement from the inimitable Ira Glass of NPR's "This American life."

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.