knowing that what we think, and what we say becomes what we do, and who we are.

The purpose of this blog is to:

1. Identify and record drawing and painting ideas and goals

2. Share these discoveries with others

3. Receive feedback, constructive criticism, as well as offer

4. Search for collaboration opportunities

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18th!

Dear MLGers of the Twin Cities,

Here is some scrawl, please check it.  There is a painter from Kyoto who flourished during the mid 1700's. His name is Ito Jakuchu, and he painted a series entitled "Animals and Plants in color"

By creating a series with a consistent theme, he was able to develope and express an aesthetic and philosophical ideal.  Natural beauty, heroic dignity, and even greatness within the very small are expressed clearly due to his excellence in brushwork.

I feel keeping a sketchbook allows our subconscious thought currents to become more apparent. Here's a sketch from the past coupla weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Just to finish off this thread, I notice an ideal, or a collection of influences mixing to create the narrative emerging above. They are: comic art, graffiti, and Japanese culture. It is this joining of various art streams that I am so hungry to explore. Hopefully, as technique and skill increase, so shall the clarity of this hip hop renaissance!