It’s been a while since I’ve engaged in the creative process of visual art. But recently, I picked up the pen and just drew without cause. The result wasn’t so bad.
In “A League of Her Own” a model sits uncomfortably on a blue and purple background, the very color which symbolizes the model’s deviance from typical female empowerment. The only theme concentrated on in this drawing is the discomfort of the model, which is of a hyper-realist perspective. The woman’s boyish-femininity, and loose grasp on typical female empowering devices is what came out during my relaxed drawing session.
A League of Her Own, Yaakov Bressler, 9 x 12, 2014. Ink on Paper.
And I’ve never done this before, but here are some other takes of the drawing (other than the final draft). Perhaps this will grant you some deeper appreciation for the creative process.
A League of Her Own without a background. Notice the cold isolated feel of the drawing. Perhaps the drawing could’ve become enshrouded in a red blanket-type background. I did my best to place her in a cold environment. (Perhaps even a self-imposed coldness.)
I edited and “sootened” the drawing via a photo edit. This is the extreme message of the drawing. The idealized jaw bones, eyes, thin arms and gleaming clavicle are hyper-realist takes on the imprisoned emotions of an imagined model.
So I sat down with my art and began drawing, mindlessly. When I had a few squiggles I noticed that what was in front of me reminded me of a terrifying feverish dream I (recently) had. The picture freaked me out, which is how I felt in the dream and while drawing it.
Faces I, Yaakov Bressler, 8 x 10, 2013. Ink on Paper.