Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rest in peace.

Stephen Brown.

http://www.forumgallery.com/current_off1.php?id=49

Monday, October 19, 2009

Drawing.



90 minutes.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A massive fork.

The biggest decisions I'll ever have to make in my life are approaching fast.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

One more.



This one is much better.

Quick doodle before work. Need to do more of these.

More human than human.

Why did I wait until so late in my life before finally watching Blade Runner? Fantastic movie.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hold down the window.

I'm gonna teach myself how to play guitar. Just to see if I can do it. :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

In memory of Robert Greendale.

I remember during Freshman year having to do 10 gesture drawings for homework. I had no idea what this "gesture" thing really was. I thought, at the time, it was just a "sketchy" version of what was in front of me. While right in some ways, the point was I still lacked the knowledge of it's true importance, and proceed to draw what I thought it to bet: a sketchy version of what was in front of me.

I got a B- on the assignment...

I know a little better now... Gesture is the foundation for not just all fine art, but all visually appealing abstract shapes.





(TOP IMAGE credit to THEMROCK - http://themrock.deviantart.com)
(MIDDLE IMAGE by KANDINSKY)

Realistic of not, all of these are built upon visually appealing abstract shapes. Despite being a realist myself (generally), if an image or structure is composed of bland, uninteresting shapes, it'll be a boring image though matter how well it's rendered. I never fully understood gesture until my senior year, and since fully grasping it I feel as if my whole education in the visual arts has come full circle. While I understand it fully, though, mastering it is a never ending process. However, it has helped tremendously with my abilities to draw from my head, and I think gesture is the single most important factor to consider when making up stuff from your imagination.

And beyond the visual arts, "gesture-like" aspects in good music and writing can be observed if you look at it the right way. All expressions of creativity share many many similarities... funny how that works.

I know this has been repeated a million times, but I still like typing up this type of stuff because it helps me reflect upon my own knowledge of a certain subject matter... and who knows, maybe somebody will even someting! I need a beer right now.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Remember a Day.

I've said this ten thousand times but I'll say it again, I love this time of year. There's something so tranquil about the autumn in New England. If there's one thing I'll miss about Hartford, this is it. There's something almost spiritual about hiking by myself up to the reservoir off of rout 44, sitting there for hours by myself with my sketchook and headphones. No worries, nobody to irritate me, just a full engulfment in atmosphere and nature.

One painting down, two to go. 12 more days to get these done... I'll make it. By the skin o' my teeth... but I'll make it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cool.

http://www.connecticutcreative.com/art/doug-b-horak/

Great article that everyone should check out...!

In other news, today's my one week anniversary of starting work. Patiently awaiting my first paycheck... Also, figure drawing class is going swell. I uploaded some new drawings to my website. Check it out if you're bored.

http://www.dbhorak.com