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Drawing Is Alive

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

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.

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-Lyndi Sales

A contemporary South African artist using cut paper to create really interesting three dimensional drawings.

http://www.lyndisales.com/

Julia McKenzie

drawing-paper:

London based Julia McKenzie sent us some interesting work. She is interested in drawing and recording what she finds in her immediate environment, looking for the evidence of nature she can hold in her hand from her suburban garden or from her travels to the sea or countryside.

www.juliamckenzie.co.uk

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'Husk'. Ink, shellac, paper cut. (2010).

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'Urchin'. Ink, shellac, paper cut. (2010).

Zak Smith

Zak Smith

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sotlylaisse:

Graphite drawings by Vicki Ling.

sotlylaisse:

Graphite drawings by Vicki Ling.

-Lora Fosberg

I really like her beacons radiating an almost overwhelming amount of  information, whether it be cliches or color strips.

more Christopher Wool. There is something about his work that just does it for me (and apparently a lot of other people). Maybe it’s that it feels like something we stumbled across in our own studios when we were half-heartedly and dejectedly gessoeing over our own paintings that just didn’t work and somehow during that painful process thought for a moment, just a moment, that we found something new….a life for the painting we didn’t plan on….but we painted over it anyway…..back to boring white….

-Christopher Wool

-Christopher Wool

Ellen Gallagher

Eve Ascheim

Rocio Rodriguez

rociorodriguez.net

One of the things I really love about her work is the way it feels so raw and gestural and yet in places there is a certain unnatural element to it as if someone ran her drawings through a computer program but had no idea what the hell they were doing. 

Diann Bauer
http://diannbauer.net/
C
lassical, contemporary, polished, raw.