Friday, 8 June 2007


So much of my work is dependent on drawing.

Finished paintings are a bit like sentences, impossible to create coherently without vocabulary.
Drawing is my vocabulary.

The other pleasing thing about having sketchbooks going back a while, is being able to go back through them and remember people and places.

Sometimes the smallest scribble brings to mind a model, a fellow artist, or a particular place. On occasion I'm shocked at how badly I was drawing on a particular day, or how I managed to do such a bad job of someone I know to be beautiful !

These sketches are from Tuesday's life drawing class, I particularly like the way they tell a story of the evening, sort of like a comic.


Ms Smack said...

hot damn, you're so talented.

The love of my life had a self-portrait in charcoal in his home very similar to this, but he was in The Thinker pose.

I love these drawings. I wish i had one!

knifepainter said...

Thanks ms s.

Send me a couple of pics and I'll do one for you.

Ana Banana said...

Hello Sam...beautiful sketches. I know what you mean about the sketch being the framework for the painting. It's been a long time since I have sketched. And there are times that I know I should be sketching more, instead of blabbing online, but...
then I wouldn't be able to visit you as much!

anyway, glad someone has his priorities in check.

love and peace to you, my British friend.

knifepainter said...

Hey ana, get that charcoal know it makes sense !