Friday, 26 February 2010

What Inspires You?

I went to life drawing this morning and they had my favourite model there, yay! She's got such a lovely face for drawing so the morning passed by very quickly.

I don't know whether it's showing here on my blog but I feel quite differently about my painting recently, feeling the need to play more and not worry about the outcome so much. I was worrying so much it was preventing me from actually doing anything which defeats the whole object really doesn't it?
This is a page from my sketchbook with words copied from something that I read. I find doing this helps me to move forward.
What inspires you?






13 comments:

Kathy De Wit said...

Oh Jessie, yes of course, since many time I didn't draw anymore to a model and I remember from my academy-time I really loved that...these are quite nice indeed...and what inspires me? Well, it depends sometimes from the most little things that happen on earth... by hearing a song or watching a video, thinking of something some years ago...I'm very nostalgic and that's my biggest inspiration I think...:) But I learned my lesson, looking backward all the time isn't always very stimulating...but it can help us in the future no...
And oooh Jessie, indeed your drawings are changing, evoluating...let everything flow and you can enjoy the most of it!
Love it!
Kisses from the other side of the channel :) Very stormy here...also over there?

Annette Q said...

I loved life drawing when I was in college. I found it difficult but challenging and so fun! I havent done it again since then though.
Your drawings are sooo beautiful, I love the shading :-)

April Jarocka said...

Hi Jessie and fellow chocolate lover! I love your idea of just experimenting and your sketchbook is just divine. Thanks for the peek. There is a lot of love and sunshine in your soul...that comes across very strongly in all your beautiful paintings and experiments.
What inspires me? I love the aroma of fresh coffee when you open a new packet..I love the romance in a beautiful rose garden and beautiful flowers in a painting: that which you can touch and can not and so yearn for. I love also the harshness of stone, the feel and texture of wood, of the colour of metal. I love the bubbles in a glass of champagne...but most of all I love...and am inspired by the happiness and joy of others. Thank you for spreading yours to me...

A mermaid in the attic said...

I love, and miss, life drawing...it's been so long since I've done any. But I know exactly what you mean about worrying so much about the outcome that it stops you from doing anything, I do that all the time. I find myself trying to perfect something in my head, and before I've even put pencil to paper I will be trying to second guess what might work, and more particularly, what might not, so I'm dismissing possibilities before I try them just because I don't THINK they'll work. And as you say, it defeats the whole object of what I'm trying to do. So my goal this year too, is to stop worrying and experiment and play more!

Ladyulia said...

helloooooo
nice to find ur blog

are u drawing using the real model sitting in front of you???

XOXO

GreenWhisper said...

you've just inspired me :) love the page from your sketch book, i always do my doodlings on scraps of paper, find them everywhere lol, perhaps its time i got a little sketch book to house them.. a journal of ideas x

Jessie said...

Thanks Kathy! Yes it's quite windy here too :)

Thankyou Annette :)

Hi April, that's so sweet of you and I love to hear of your inspirations!
Hi Christina, it's good to try things out anyway even if we know they might not be the perfect thing. :)

Hi Ladyulia, you're very welcome! Yes the model is there posing for the group to copy and this one is particularly good at keeping still!

Oh that's lovely to hear Greenwhisper! Yes, why don't you stick the little pieces of paper into a book, then you can add other drawings directly into it too, I love to look through sketchbooks and find old drawings I'd forgotten about.

dinis mota said...

Hello, hello.

What a beautiful inspiration that beautiful drawing.

Jessie I am sure you will thus reach even more ahead.

Jessie said...

Oh Thankyou Dinis, I find your illustrations inspiring! :o)

Amalia K said...

By the way, I LOVE the house above the hill you made and the girl with the bluebird looks like a classic beauty! You can't go wrong with doing experiments now and then, as I can see what you're doing is just making your art looks richer! (^___^)

Jessie said...

Thanks so much Amalia :)....I like your big smiley, I hope you don't mind if I copy it here? ....(^___^)

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I always look forward to my life drawing classes. Perks me up for the week.

I get stuck too frequently. I force myself to move on and after a few sketches forget I was stuck. I think we all worry about the outcome.

Jessie said...

You're so right Perp Choc, we just have to keep on going and come out the other side!