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Drawing Is Alive

A look at the role drawing plays in the creative process from sketchbooks to masterworks.

So what are you drawing today?

artchipel:

Artist on Tumblr

Robert Malte Engelsmann aka Kaeghoro | on Tumblr (Germany) - If you can’t see. 148 x 210 mm (2010)

Robert Malte Engelsmann aka Kaeghoro, is an emerging visual artist
and independent designer based in Berlin. Dynamic line drawing and mixed media painting on paper are the center of his artwork. Figures and characters play the leading role, while the abstraction challenges viewer’s perception: “When i draw, I let the line decide, let the line flow. I call this drawing process ‘flowstate-drawing’.”

© All images courtesy of the artist

[more Robert Malte Engelsmann aka Kaeghoro]

-Teo Treloar
What gorgeous surfaces for these minimal figurative drawings. Check out more of his work at TeoTreloar.com

-Vincent Mauger

I am really enjoying the drawing and installation based works by Vincent Mauger. His exploratory yet focused line work functions almost like a topographic map while retaining near abstract qualities that keep these from feeling too predictable. 

Where do you go?

What are your favorite art blogs? Where do you go for inspiration? Do you return to your favorite artists, or do you seek out the new?

7knotwind:

KEVIN TOWNSEND
a shadow too heavy to drag behind me
a drawing made by erasing, in which the debris left behind constitutes the finished work

42 hour durational drawing performance
completed in 7, 6 hour shifts over the course of 1 week—
documentation images above were taken at the end of each shift and are presented in reverse chronological order.

  • powdered graphite is buffed and burnished on a 7’ x 8’ section of wall over the course of 6 hours
  • each subsequent 6 hour session is spent methodically removing the burnished graphite from the wall surface using white plastic erasers
  • at the end of each 6 hour session a documentation image is taken
  • all eraser shavings are preserved, as they are the drawing
  • the shavings are a physical quantification of time—
    each shard is embedded with the graphite that was once on the wall
    and the physical exertion required to remove it

(Source: wrk-kevintownsend)

nearlya:

Antony Gormleyfrom Bermuda drawings

jedavu:

Colored Pencil Drawings of Junkyard Cars by Paul White

Rinus van de Velde

Look at the scale of this piece! I just discovered his work and I really enjoy the way he works with text and image in a lot of his pieces. And who among us wouldn’t want to try to make a drawing this large?!

Rinus van de Velde: current contemporary drawing

I have really started to appreciate Egon Schiele’s drawings of landscapes and nature more than I did in the past. Like so many others I initially gravitated toward his figurative works, but the subtle, yet expressive, marks he makes in these drawings hints at what might have been had he lived to a ripe old age.

I have really started to appreciate Egon Schiele’s drawings of landscapes and nature more than I did in the past. Like so many others I initially gravitated toward his figurative works, but the subtle, yet expressive, marks he makes in these drawings hints at what might have been had he lived to a ripe old age.

Two pieces by “Swoon.” I love the way she combines traditional approaches to art making (drawing, woodcut, cut paper) and unexpected surfaces.

 
This is one of my preparatory drawings for god knows what. Just thought I would share what I do.

 

This is one of my preparatory drawings for god knows what. Just thought I would share what I do.

(Source: joelstarkey)