Saturday, December 5, 2009

MORE DOCUMENTARY SKETCHES


 Grand Central Terminal

I enjoy drawing from life.  Not really the whole art school thing where you have a nude trying to mimic roman sculptures or the Art Renaissance... Honestly, I'm quite sick of it.  I like going out there and drawing regular everyday people, with clothes on...you know, because that's what people do.  They wear clothes and walk around...they eat, drink, sneeze, laugh.  They move!  The hard part is trying to capture a moment as quickly as you can-- because we're not machines--we see, process, choose a color and then, while still trying to remember what you just saw, draw it.  It sounds like a lot to do within less than a couple of seconds and well...it's because it is.  It's a challenge but it keeps you on your toes and things like "mistakes" don't matter.  It's a pure art form, I think.


Chelsea Market


Astor Place/ St. Mark's


2 comments:

Alex Ariza said...

THE COLORS DUKE THE COLORS!

yuquan said...

Nathalie they look great! i love the sense of colors on them, they really make the scene.