I was telling my friend, a painter, Javy, about this drawing tip I’d heard of: Draw with your shoulder, not with your wrist. I don’t recall where I picked it up, but ever since then, I’d have it in the back of my mind and I’d feel a little guilty for having the supposedly bad habit of drawing with my wrist. Which is what I do, I almost always draw with my wrist. That’s how I get all the little details in.
Javy didn’t give it much thought. “I guess that works for bigger pieces,” he said. “Just because someone said that’s the ‘correct’ way of drawing, doesn’t mean you have to follow. You already have a method that works for you and fits your particular style.”
I didn’t even think of that.
So here’s my art thought for the day: Don’t let anyone tell you how to do it.
It is important to stay humble, to keep learning, and to listen to constructive criticism.
It is equally important to nurture your own voice, to do “creative play”, to nourish your imagination…
Imagination is not a gift but an object of conquest par excellence.
- André Breton
What can I say about my art that doesn’t sound… overreaching, superfluous, wishy-washy? All my words about my work are sincere, but I wish I could condense my words into the simple pure essence of what I mean.
Or maybe, like her, I should avoid words altogether and just work.
Hi Feanne! Just a quick question- I was going to check out the colored contacts that you just advertised, and I was wondering, and you may not know or not, but do you have to have a prescription to get them from FreshLook? I do not wear glasses or contacts for sight purposes, my vision is very sharp, however, I really want some colored contacts. Like I said, not sure if you will know or not, but thanks. (:
Hi, thanks for your message! I think you might need a prescription if you buy contacts from the optical shop. But even if you don’t need a prescription I would recommend consulting the optician anyway, just because the eyes are quite sensitive and it’s better safe than sorry. The optician is trained to advise you in case you have any eye conditions that may be affected by wearing contact lenses, and they will also teach you how to properly put on, take off, clean, and store contact lenses. :)
In addition, you may want to stick to buying contacts from optical shops only and not just from any online store, in order to guarantee that the contacts you buy are really from a legitimate manufacturer, and have been stored properly, etc. Also, most optical shops will allow you to try on the different colors before purchase.
Good luck :D it’s lots of fun trying on new eye colors!