Some of you might be wondering whether I’ve done any new art work lately. The answer is a bit complex.
I found a book on its way to the trash called Drawing Self-Taught. I believe it was from the 50’s. One of those cheaply made paperbacks that might have cost .50 when it was new. Now, it’s falling to bits.
So I thought it would be fun to play around with the rough guides on each page and see what I could do with the “zentangle” techniques I’ve been seeing lately.I can’t wait to tackle the pages with the entire female figure. I think the author got a little carried away with those, they are nearly all lying down in various seductive poses. I sent one of these off to a mail artist in Belgium, but I haven’t figured out how to convert the scan I made to a .jpg yet, so you can’t see that one yet. It was all legs. So in spite of not having made any of the other “mandala” style drawings, I do draw some. I suspect this new stuff will alter my style if I go back to the other free-hand work, but it’s too soon to know that. In the meantime, these little things are going out to my mail art friends. There’s no shortage of material to play with when you look in the trash. I hope you enjoy them!