Sunday, March 26, 2006
I've never been able to execute a convincing perspective study. I've just never been able to do it. Figures in the foreground don't relate correctly to the figures in the background, the converging lines don't converge, etc.
But Friday at Le Louvre I felt inspired, and tackled this room with my ball-point pen; t'aint perfect, but if it is in fact successful, (and I submit it humbly to your collective gaze for appraisal and criticism), it is proof, perhaps, that if you wish hard enough and look at enough examples of people doing it correctly, you will eventually absorb the lessons of perspective--"wishfull osmosis" I'll call it. 37 years is all it takes to bear fruit this way, as opposed to a semester or hard two of study.
(An aside: I woke up singing a garbled version of Erasure's "Oh L'Amour," then turned on my internet radio station with the unreasonable hope that I'd hear this exact song--and thusly was I rewarded! That's reverse osmosis at work, I guess.)
This room at the Louvre, the Salle de Ménage, has the weird problem of the escalator pits; I got a little hasty in the execution of the foreground pit. But I haven't messed with anything in Photoshop, just scanned it in two parts and slapped it together.
We've had visitors and my commenting on this BLOG has suffered. Two weeks are all we have left before returning to the 'States, so I'm gonna' try to pack in as much drawing (and living) as I can!
(To continue the 80's music aside: I'm really hitting the drawing hard in these last two weeks--I don't want to wind up like the last song played, Tears for Fears "GOING FAR AND GETTING NOWHERE".)
p.s. In Europe they spring ahead the Daylight Saving's clock one week before the U.S. Does that make us 10 hours apart? It's 9:30 AM right now. Good night from my good morning.