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I am not one to do much or any drawing on my tablet for that matter, but today as I sat with my tablet in hand I just couldn’t resist. I am one of those people you tends to see the something in strange objects; be it in the clouds, dust on a table top, or in this case, the shoe treads left in the floor rug. Goodness I’ve even seen images in spilled bottles of bubbles.
This image is, as with all gestrures, extremely rough. For one it was drawn on my tablet with my finger as I have not invested in proper stylus. Truth is I use my tablet to download and read books and little else. Well, there is the Two Dots game I play and the Duolingo app I employ to keep up with my language learning. The point is I don’t draw on it…until today really.
I just couldn’t leave the girl with her back towards me stuck in the floor rug. I intend to take her further, preferably through oil on canvas. But for now, here she is in digital ink, scrolled to life by the tip of my finger.
Back at the dawn of this blog in December of 2013 I had made it a point to draw or sketch at least 5 days a week for at least 15 minutes a day. I am beginning that trend again and I feel incredible about it. This drawing “Looking Up” was done just shy of an hour.
It’s been far too long since I allowed myself the time to sketch and breath. I took somewhere between 20 and 30 minutes to hash this out and although I feel like a knot has been worked out of my creative muscles, I still have the itch that says ‘you could have done better.’ For this reason I’ve decided to give this image a few more tries. Stay tuned…
It has been a long while since I have sat down and drawn something out of nature. It has been a few weeks since I have drawn something at all, and I found that more than my fingers were itching to create visually, but also my heart.
Change groans for new creation.
I have always had an affinity for trees and their form, especially how they relate to us as humankind. Trees dance like we do. They go through seasons of change, but even in their barren seasons they continue to hold strong their roots because they recognize spring will come again. Their glory will come again.
There is so much we can learn from them, lessons of life, faith, love, new beginnings, growth and fortitude.
Job 14:7-9 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.”*
At the scent of the Living Waters from Heaven, the Holy Spirit, given through faith in Christ Jesus, we too can live again. There is hope for us as well.
Yesterday I posted a profile drawing of the character from a novel I have yet to write, Asaph Timby. Since I couldn’t shake the need to draw again, (not complaining) I have spent the better part of 4 hours doing just that.
As far as artistic expression goes, the front facing image of Asaph is quite nice, BUT too handsome for the character I am seeing in my head. Yes, the front facing image is with his head slightly (and I mean slightly) tilted forward, whereas his profile is slightly angled upward. I have to say I am pleased with both, but as far as the character goes the one in the Pink is more Asaph Timby than the one in blue.
So…I made the one in blue scowl a bit…
…I mean being creative is all about taking chances even when we can’t undo what we have done…Its all good though. And STILL the PINK ASAPH wins as the closest image to the character.
Here is how the front view drawing all began.
In the end I feel full. I am also relieved that I have jpeg images of all the drawings so I am not out of one image.