These little 9"x12" drawings are like Big Fat Art, only they are small. That is, they are meant to be drawing/painting explorations, and they can be sort of raw and unfinished looking. Some may come to conclusion, but the point is to give myself a vast playground for mark making. This works beautifully as a warm-up exercise, or it can be a regular part of your studio practice.
Because I know you will ask, here are the main materials I am using:
Cheap Drawing Paper (80#)
Paint Markers (for the black and the red)
High Flow Acrlylic, black and red
Paint markers already filled (I used white and turquoise)
See my Favorite Materials for more.
If you want to immerse yourself in this sort of process-oriented drawing and painting, come to Art and Soul in Virginia Beach this fall. I'll be teaching (among other things):
- Art Therapy for your Inner Critic, on October 2
- Big Fat Art, on October 3
- Drawing Blind, the evening of October 3