In May of 2013, I decided I wanted to learn to better render a human’s face. So I posted a simple query to facebook: “Please name a celebrity.” Within 30 seconds, someone responded with “Neil deGrasse Tyson.” So I drew/painted a portrait. It was rough, but somewhat recognizable.
The next night, I did the same again, and then again. They say you get better with practice? As of this writing (day 35, I’m merely a month in and already feel like I’ve had a couple of semesters of art school education. I’m learning from unlikely sources: the lady I walk dogs with, a musician at a party who has “tried to draw, but can’t,” and a forensic sculptor. Just the perfect way for me to learn: random amalgamation of information.
One of my favorite quotes is, “all art is subtraction.” You take the Universe and boil it down to a few lines, a few colors, a few notes, a few words, or a few motions. This album is a sampling of some of my favorites. I’ve “subtracted” some that didn’t quite hit the mark. Enjoy!